Roland W. Fleming is the 2013 winner of the VSS Young Investigator Award. Dr. Fleming is the Kurt Koffka Junior Professor of Experimental Psychology at University of Giessen in Giessen, Germany. His work combines deep insight about perceptual processes with rigorous experimentation and computational analysis, and he communicates his findings with exemplary clarity. Roland is well-known for his transformative work connecting the perception of object material properties with image statistics. Equally important is his work on shape estimation from ‘orientation fields’, which has been widely appreciated for highlighting raw information in the image that is diagnostic of 3D shape. Roland has also applied insights from perception to the advancement of computer graphics. He takes an interdisciplinary approach that combines neural modelling, psychophysical experiments, and advanced image synthesis and analysis methods. In addition to his formidable array of intellectual contributions, Roland has been a tireless contributor to the academic community, serving on editorial boards, organizing symposia and short courses, and training first rate students and postdocs. Source: Vision Sciences Society site.
Fleming receives 2013 Elsevier/VSS Young Investigator Award
May 14, 2013