Interdisciplinary Training in Perceptual Science

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Interdisciplinary Training in Perceptual Science, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s IGERT program, provides graduate fellowships for training that integrates human perception with computer modeling. Perceptual Science training is focused on the integration of models of human perception with the design of innovative technologies for automated recognition, multimodal interfaces and realistic virtual environments. The Core Curriculum in Perceptual Science begins with foundational coursework in human perception and computer science and culminates in an interdisciplinary co-advised doctoral thesis in one of six core research areas: animate vision, 3D object perception, scanning and searching, visual-auditory integration, visual language, and visual communication. More than 18 different laboratories at Rutgers participate in Perceptual Science training. NSF’s IGERT program is strongly committed to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in science.