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Janis Intoy, Ph.D.


Greater Washington, D.C.

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Education & Experience


Ph.D. Computational Neuroscience, 2021

Boston University – Boston, MA

Advisor: Michele Rucci

B.S. Computer Science, 2012

Caltech -- Pasadena, CA


Consultant, Sept 2022- present

Deloitte Consulting -- Arlington, VA

Postdoctoral Associate, Sept 2021- Sept 2022

Active Perception Laboratory

Center for Visual Science

University of Rochester -- Rochester, NY

Engineering Scientist, 2012-2015

The Intellisis Corporation (KnuEdge inc.)

San Diego, CA

Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2010-2011

Shimojo Lab

Caltech -- Pasadena, CA

Awards & Leadership


& Honors

NIH Kirchstein Predoctoral Individual NRSA Fellowship, Project - Function of Fixational Eye Movements for Fine Depth Perception. 2018-2021

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

Kanel Foundation Scholar, Caltech.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Caltech.


& Outreach

Committee Member & Volunteer, Brain Awareness Week Campaign, University of Rochester (2018 - 2021).

Moderator, Boson Area Neuroscience Talk List. (2016 - 2019)

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.

Publictions & Abstract

Publications & Abstracts


B Yang, J Intoy, M Rucci (2023). Eye blinks as a visual processing stage. BiorXiv.


R-J Wu, AM Clark, MA Cox, J Intoy, PC Jolly, Z Zhao, and M Rucci (2023). High-resolution eye-tracking via digital imaging of purkinje reflections. Journal of Vision, 23(5):4–4.

Y-C Lin, J Intoy, AM Clark, M Rucci, and JD Victor (2023). Cognitive influences on fixational eye movements. Current Biology, 33(8):1606–1612.

AM Clark, J Intoy, M Rucci, M Poletti (2022). Individual differences in eye drift predict visual acuity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(49).

J Intoy*, N Mostofi*, M Rucci (2021). Fast and nonuniform dynamics of perisaccadic vision in the central fovea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(37). *co-first authors

M Poletti, Intoy, M Rucci (2020). Accuracy and precision of small saccades. Scientific Reports, 10(16097).


N Mostofi*, Z Zhao*, Intoy, M Boi, JD Victor, M Rucci (2020). Spatiotemporal content of saccade transients. Current Biology, 10(20). *co-first authors

J Intoy, M Rucci (2020). Finely tuned eye movements enhance visual acuity. Nature Communications, 11(795).

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

Select Abstracts

J Intoy, MA Cox, EA Alicic, JD Victor, MS Banks, M Rucci (2021). Fixational eye movements contribute to stereopsis. Talk. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting.

J Intoy, JD Victor, M Rucci (2020). Active task-dependent control of ocular drift during natural fixation. Poster. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting. View the poster here.

J Intoy, M Rucci (2019). Eye movements enhance visual acuity. Poster. Society for Neuroscience.

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

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

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

Patents & Technical Reports

J Intoy, E Lam (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.

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