I am a Vision Scientist working on 3D Vision and the author of the book The Perception and Cognition of Visual Space (Palgrave, 2017). I am currently a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Applied Vision Research, City, University of London, supervised by Christopher Tyler and Simon Grant. In the Fall of 2018 I was a Research Intern in the Display Systems Research team at Facebook Reality Labs led by Douglas Lanman. Prior to vision science I was a Law Tutor at St Hilda’s College, Oxford University, and a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at University College London.
My work on 3D vision has three dimensions:
Theoretical: 3D vision is comprised of the Shape and Scale of the visual scene. In my book I make novel proposals about both:
Shape: The experimental literature on 3D shape is plagued by inconsistency, but I argue we can resolve this conflict by recognising that the results operate at two distinct levels: perception and cognition.
Scale: The visual system does not extract absolute distance information, and so we have to be open to the idea that 3D vision operates without scale.
Experimental: To test my hypothesis that the visual system does not extract absolute distance information, I have performed experiments questioning the effectiveness of vergence as a distance cue.
Technological: My book explores defocus blur as a depth cue, and at Facebook Reality Labs I was given the opportunity to develop this work for Virtual Reality.