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.

5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

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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 - Elissa Aminoff was featured in Scientific American.
June - Ying Yang was part of the winning team in the first-ever BrainHub NeuroHackathon, Lab alum Mariya Toneva was also a member of the winning team.
May - Congratulations to Elissa Aminoff who has accepted a faculty position in Psychology at Fordham University.
April - Elissa Aminoff was selected as a 2016 World Economic Forum Young Scientist.
April - Fastball released on iTunes, Amazon, etc. 88% on the Tomatometer.
August - CMU BrainHub Startup Neon selected as World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.
June - Mike is a movie star (not!) See the trailer here: Fastball
August - CMU launches BrainHub.WESA PG Trib
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 - WIRED on our collaborator, Abhinav Gupta's, work on NEIL (which we are using in our research)
August - Congratulations to Yang Xu on successfully defending his Ph.D.!
August - Welcome to juliet shafto and tina liu (psychology)
August - 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.!
May - Announcing the fribble prize! Publish a peer-reviewed paper using any of our fribbleslet us know, and receive a real-live 3D printed fribble