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Prof Sophie Wuerger Ph.D.

Professor Psychological Sciences

    Biography

    Personal Statement

    I am a professor of cognitive and clinical neuroscience with a focus on visual neuroscience. To understand how signals from the retina map into higher-order appearance mechanisms I use behavioural methods, electrophysiology and functional brain imaging.

    Understanding the computations the visual brain performs allows us to develop appearance models mimicking the human visual system which are useful in industrial, technological and medical applications.

    After obtaining a Ph.D. at New York University in visual neuroscience, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Ophthalmology (UCL). In 2001, I was awarded a Senior National Research Council Fellowship to work at NASA Ames (CA) on computational vision models. Since then I have held visiting professorships at the University of Regensburg and at the Computer Vision Centre at the University of Barcelona and an honorary professorship at the University of Science & Technology, Liaoning, China. I am a co-founder of a University of Liverpool spin-off company on hardware-free display calibration.

    You can read about our research on 3d printed skin in this article

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    Personal Distinctions

    • Visiting Professor at the University of Barcelona (Competitive Fellowship, Spanish Government 2010)
    • Associate Member of F1000 (Biology: Neuroscience) (F1000 Biology 2009)
    • Wellcome Trust Sabbatical Award (Competitive Fellowship, Wellcome Trust 2008)
    • Visiting Professor the University of Regensburg (University of Regensburg 2008)
    • Senior Research Fellowship at NASA Ames, CA. (Competitive Fellowship, National Research Council, USA 2001)

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