Brandon RichardWebster

Research Overview

In my research I study human perception along side artificial perception in order to better evaluate, understand, and explain artifical perception. I am particularly interested in using psychophysics, a method developed out of psychology and neuroscience, to measure how we as humans make perceptual decisions which often unexpressible to the observer. The psychophysical measurements taken from sub-conscious processes can then be used to inform and improve artifical perception, pushing artifical perception behaviorial patterns towards those of their human counterpart. Because of the abundance of available data, I have primarily focused on object recognition and facial recognition, but I have a strong interest in branching out into other domains such as robotics, agriculture, and microneurography.


University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN 46556

advisor: Dr. Walter J. Scheirer