Jian Yang, PhD
University of Rochester
– Rochester, New York , 1991-1995
Center for Visual Science, Prof.
Walt Makous' Lab
Northeastern University – Boston, Massachusetts,
PhD, Experimental Psychology (visual perception)
Master of Arts Degree, Experimental Psychology (visual
Shanghai Institute of Optics & Fine Mechanics
– Shanghai, China,
Master of Science Degree, Optics
Fudan University – Shanghai, China, 1982
Bachelor of Science Degree, Physics
Eastman Kodak Company
– Rochester, New York,
Principal Scientist, Research Labs
Initiated and managed research projects investigating applications of visual perception
and cognition in imaging products design; designed and implemented research plans;
identified future direction and presented results to decision-makers and at research
University of Houston
– Houston, Texas, 1995-1998
College of Optometry, Prof. Scott Stevenson's
Lab and Prof. Harlod Bedell's Lab
Designed and conducted psychophysical experiments on
stereopsis, eye movement, motion perception and light adaptation.
Created spatially and temporally varying patterns on video
displays to run experiments.
Researched spatial, temporal and color vision via psychophysical experiments
and computational models.
– Boston, Massachusetts, 1987-1991
Department of Psychology, Prof.
Adam Reeves' Lab
Conducted visual perception
and cognition experiments.
Schepens Eye Research Institute
- Boston, Massachusetts, 1989-1990
Prof. Eli Peli's
Conducted psychophysical experiments and vision-based image processing.
Visual Perception: Psychophysical Experimental
Design; Vision Science; Color Science; Human Visual Performance; Computational Modeling.
Image Technology: Image
Quality; Medical Image Perception; Vision-based Image Enhancement; Video Display Calibration;
Immersive Imaging; Foveated, Transient, Thumbnail, and Stereo Images.
Scientific Areas: Optics; Physics; Mathematics;
Statistics; Signal Detection Theory; ROC analysis; Fourier Analysis.
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD); Asp.net; VB.net; ADO.net; SQL
Server; XML Web Services; Matlab; C++.
Presented research results at various conferences.
Co-authored over 30 scientific
Reviewed articles for many journals.
Served as a guest editor for
- Served as an external member of Lester Loschky's PhD dissertation committee, Beckman Institute,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.