Dr. James Elder Visits SUNY Optometry’s Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research


NEW YORK — Dr. James Elder, professor and York research chair in human and computer vision at York University, presented on 2D and 3D shape from contour during SUNY Optometry’s Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research colloquium on Friday, March 15.

Dr. James Elder
Dr. James Elder

The Elder laboratory develops novel and useful computer vision algorithms and machine vision systems through a better understanding of visual processing in biological systems.

Dr. Elder received his doctorate in electrical engineering from McGill University.

About the Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research at SUNY Optometry
The Institute for Vision Research was founded in 1983 in response to the growing need for scientific knowledge about the visual system and methods of improving visual function. The Institute was renamed the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research (SIVR) in 1984 to honor the Schnurmacher’s generosity that made possible the establishment of an Institutional endowment. The scientific researchers associated with the Institute are engaged in a wide variety of vision research projects. The SIVR coordinates a colloquium series and supports collaborative clinical research, small clinical research projects and innovative vision science research.

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