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Boris Peñaloza Presenting Poster at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society

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Aurora VanDam

Ritchie School Student Reporter

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Ritchie School PhD candidate Boris Peñaloza recently got accepted to present a research poster at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS) taking place May 21-26. This is a prestigious acceptance into a national science conference, as it is extremely competitive in getting invited to present. Pre-COVID, the event was held in Florida each year, however this year it will be virtual.

Peñaloza worked with his advisor Dr. Haluk Ogmen on the project. His poster is titled “Adaptive trade-off between sensitivity and spatial-resolution and its implications for motion discrimination and segregation.” His work is a multi-disciplinary look at how the brain adapts to dynamic environments. This includes how the brain normalizes luminance in the environment and how the brain adapts to different motion stimuli in the environment.

He presents his poster virtually on May 24. “It’s nice to work hard and see that pay off, I’m very happy about it,” Peñaloza said. In September he will move on to the prestigious University of Rochester to continue his studies as a post-doc, “I’m very excited to move there and represent the Pioneers. It’s all very exciting.”

The Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science congratulates Peñaloza on all of his hard work and is looking forward to seeing where he goes next. We know he’ll go far!