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Paul R Schrater

Paul R Schrater

Psychology 218 Elt H 75 E River Rd

Department Affiliations


Dr. Schrater holds the joint appointment between Psychology and Computer Science and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 1999 from the University of Pennsylvania and has been a Post Doc with Dan Kersten in the Computational Vision Lab for the past 3 years researching human and computer vision and motor control. Dr. Schrater's research interests include statistical pattern recognition, human and computer vision, multi-modal sensory integration and motor control. He will be teaching courses in Cognitive Science, Pattern Recognition, and a graduate seminar on virtual reality entitled Virtual Reality: Perception & Physics.


  • cognitive science
  • computer vision
  • human and computer vision
  • motor control
  • neuroscience
  • pattern recognition
  • statistical pattern recognition
  • virtual reality

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: University of Pennsylvania, 1999.


  • Perceiving Visual Expansion without Optic Flow: Schrater, Paul, D.C. Knill & E.P. Simoncell, Nature, 410 816-19, 2001.

Professional Activities

  • Computer Science and Engineering Affiliate
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