Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to TarrLab

We do high-risk research on hard problems in human vision. Our goals include:

  • building better models of the intermediate and high-level compositional features that underlie vision
  • exploring how visual processing interacts with cognitive, perceptual and affective processing

We do this using tools drawn from machine learning, computer vision, computer graphics, and neuroimaging, including fMRI, DTI, MEG, EEG.

TarrLab
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
tarrlab@gmail.com
412.268.4000

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News

May 2019

  • Congratulations to Juliet Shafto on successfully defending her Ph.D. Dissertation: "Visual perception of shape-contour type”! 
  • Congratulations to lab alumnus Daniel Leeds on receiving tenure at Fordham University in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences!
  • The BOLD5000 paper is out.  
  • Congratulations to Prachi Mahableshwarkar and Raashmi Krishnasamy on presenting their research posters at the Meeting of the Minds and on graduating! Prachi’s presentation was featured in a CMU news story.
  • Congratulations to lab alumnus Adrian Nestor on receiving tenure at the University of Toronto Scarborough in the Department of Psychology.

June

  • Congratulations to Juliet Shafto on receiving an American Association of University Women Graduate Fellowship.

June

  • Congratulations to Ana and John on their marriage!

December

  • Congratulations to Ying on successfully defending her Ph.D.!

July

June

May

  • Congratulations to Elissa Aminoff who has accepted a faculty position in Psychology at Fordham University.

April

August

June

  • Mike is a movie star (not!) See the trailer here: Fastball

August

July

  • Welcome to our new RA, Kevin Tan!

June

  • Daniel Leeds accepts faculty position in Computer Science at Fordham University.

May

  • Daniel, Eva, and Yang all get hooded.

April

  • Congrats to lab RA, Carol Jew, on entering the Ph.D. Program in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester this coming fall.

November

August

  • Congratulations to Yang Xu on successfully defending his Ph.D.!
  • Welcome to juliet shafto and tina liu (psychology)
  • Congratulations to Heiða María Sigurðardóttir on successfully defending her Ph.D.!


July

  • Congratulations to Daniel Leeds on successfully defending his Ph.D.!


May

  • Congratulations to Lindsay Victoria on successfully defending her Ph.D.!
  • Announcing the fribble prize! Publish a peer-reviewed paper using any of our fribbleslet us know, and receive a real-live 3D printed fribble.