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jintoy[at]bu[dot]edu

Meliora Hall 258

University of Rochester

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© 2023 By Janis Intoy.

Janis Intoy

Ph.D. Candidate

Computational Neuroscience

Boston University

Graduate Research Assistant

Active Perception Lab

University of Rochester

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About

Hello! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Program for Neuroscience with a computational specialization at Boston University (entered 2015) studying in the Active Perception Lab at the University of Rochester. I use a combination of psychophysical and theoretical approaches to study the consequences of small eye movements on high-acuity perception and neural processing in the early visual system.

 

Education

2015 – present

Ph.D. Computational Neuroscience

Graduate Program for Neuroscience

Boston University – Boston, MA

2018 – present

Visiting Graduate Student

Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Center for Visual Science

University of Rochester -- Rochester, NY

2008 – 2012

B.S. Computer Science

California Institute of Technology -- Pasadena, CA

Experience

Jan 2016 – present

Graduate Research Assistant

Active Perception Laboratory

University of Rochester -- Rochester, NY

Fall 2016

Teaching Fellow

undergraduate Sensation & Perception course

Boston University -- Boston, MA

June 2012 – May 2015

Engineering Scientist

The Intellisis Corporation (now KnuEdge inc.)

San Diego, CA

2010 – 2011

Undergraduate Research Fellow

Shimojo Lab

Caltech -- Pasadena, CA

 

Awards

& Honors

NIH Kirchstein Predoctoral Individual NRSA Fellowship, Project - Function of Fixational Eye Movements for Fine Depth Perception. 2018-

Elsevier/Vision Research Travel Award, Vision Science Society student travel award to attend 2017 meeting.

Kanel Foundation Scholar, Caltech.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Caltech.

Leadership

& Outreach

Committee Member & Volunteer, Brain Awareness Week Campaign, University of Rochester (2018 - present).

Moderator, Boson Area Neuroscience Talk List. (2016 - present)

Secretary & Treasurer, Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization, Boston University. (2016-2017)

Exhibitor at Cambridge Science Festival (Apr 2017), AAAS Family Science Days (Feb 2017), Lincoln School Science Fair (Mar 2016), Boston MA.

Publications & Abstracts

Publications

Saegusa C, Intoy J, Shimojo S (2015). Visual attractiveness is leaky: the asymmetrical relationship between face and hair. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(377).

Abstracts

Intoy J, Bowers NR, Victor JD, Poletti M, Rucci M (2018). The impact of retinal image motion on extra-foveal sensitivity. Talk. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting.

Intoy J, Rucci M (2017). The role of microsaccades in the Snellen acuity test. Talk. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting.

Rucci M, Intoy J, Poletti M (2017). Microsaccades and high-acuity vision. OSA Fall Vision Meeting.

Saegusa C, Intoy J, Shimojo S (2011). Visual attractiveness is leaky (5): perceptual organization matters. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting.

Patents & Technical Reports

Intoy J, Lam E (2017). Room occupancy sensing using a thermal tripwire. Technical Report 2017-03, Boston University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. (project in EC520 - Digital Image Processing)

The Intellisis Corporation, now KnuEdge Inc. 2018. Estimating Fractional Chirp Rate with Multiple Frequency Representations. U.S. Patent 9922668 filed December 15, 2015, and issued March 20, 2018.

The Intellisis Corporation, now KnuEdge Inc. 2018. Determining Features of Harmonic Signals. U.S. Patent 9870785, filed December 15, 2015, and issued January 16, 2018.