Workshop Program

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High-Level Perception and Low-Level Vision: Bridging the Semantic Gap

Sunday October 7

6:30-8:30pm Welcome Buffet Reception, Hotel Santa Fe

Monday October 8

8:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast, Noyce Conference Room, SFI

8:30-8:45 Geoffrey West: Welcome, SFI overview

8:45-9:00 Melanie Mitchell: Overview, goals of workshop, introduction of participants

9:00-9:45 Bartlett Mel: Nonlinear interactions between contour elements in the classical and extraclassical receptive field

9:45-10:10 John George: Optical Imaging of Neural Dynamics in Retina

10:10-10:30 Ilya Nemenman: Neural Coding of Natural Stimuli: Information at Sub-Millisecond Resolution

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 Simon Thorpe: High-level Perception using Low-level Mechanisms?

11:30-12:15 Pam Reinagel

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:15 Garrett Kenyon: Extreme Synergy in a Retinal Code

2:15-3:00 Tony Bell: Towards a Cross-Level Theory of Neural Learning

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:00 Dana Ballard: Embodied Models of Human Vision

4:00-5:00 General discussion on issues sparked by talks

6:30-8:30pm Workshop Banquet (Location to be announced)

Tuesday October 9

8:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast, Noyce Conference Room, SFI

8:30-9:15 Fritz Sommer

9:15-10:00 David Field: An effort towards a unified theory of high and low level perception

10:00-10:25 Lakshman Prasad: Perceptual Geometry

10:25-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 Shimon Edelman: On what it means to see, and what we can do about it

11:30-12:15 Kathleen Akins

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:15 Peter Konig

2:15-3:00 Todd Horowitz: Attention and scene representations

3:00-3:25 James Theiler: Detecting anomalous changes in imagery

3:25-3:40 Break

3:40-5:00 General discussion

(Participants on their own for dinner & remainder of evening)

Wednesday October 10

8:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast, Noyce Conference Room, SFI

8:30-9:15 Rob Goldstone: The role of perception in mathematical reasoning

9:15-10:00 Tom Kepler: Islands in the Stream: Immunological Information Processing

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 Melanie Mitchell: Four principles of pattern recognition in decentralized systems

11:00-12:00 Wrap-up discussion

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00pm Depart

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