Miguel Eckstein earned a BS in Physics and Psychology at UC Berkeley and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at UCLA. He then worked at the Department of Medical Physics and Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and NASA Ames Research Center before moving to UC Santa Barbara. He is recipient of the Optical Society of America Young Investigator Award, the Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Image Perception Cum Laude Award, Cedars Sinai Young Investigator Award, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the National Academy of Sciences Troland Award. He has served as the chair of the Vision Technical Group of the Optical Society of America, chair of the Human Performance, Image Perception and Technology Assessment conference of the SPIE Medical Imaging Annual Meeting, and as a member of various National Institute of Health study section panels. He served from 2005 to 2011 as the Vision Editor of the Journal of the Optical Society of America A and is currently on the board of editors of Journal of Vision, and the board of directors of the Vision Sciences Society. He has published over 120 articles relating to computational human vision, visual attention and search, perceptual learning and the perception of medical images.
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Department of Psychology