Dr. Troje directs the BioMotion Lab. He received his PhD in Biology from the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, in 1994. Subsequently, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen.
Anne Thaler received her PhD from the University of Tübingen in May 2019. She worked with Betty Mohler and Michael Black at the Max Planck Institutes for Biological Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems in Tübingen. Her dissertation examined self-body perception in ecologically valid scenarios using virtual reality and novel computer graphics methods for generating realistic biometric […]
Xiaoye (Michael) Wang completed his PhD in Psychology and Cognitive Science at Indiana University, IN, USA. His graduate research primarily focuses on 3D shape perception mediated by various types of visual information, such as stereomotion and monocular structure-from-motion. Many previous research has showed inaccuracies in perceiving the depth dimension of a 3D object. Michael's research […]
Adam Bebko completed his PhD in Psychology at York University. His dissertation examined primate spatial cognition and ecology, developing new methodology for mapping, simulating, and modelling primate movement patterns. Adam joined the lab in September 2018 as a Research Assistant and is currently working on creating virtual reality environments and frameworks to test visual perception. His […]
Saeed Ghorbani is a PhD student working on human motion representation for action classification, motion prediction, and character animation using deep learning approaches. He was previously at Sharif University, Iran, and University of Wollongong, Australia. Contacts saeed(at)eecs.yorku.ca Saeed Ghorbani’s Website Twitter
Max Esser is a Biology MSc student in the lab interested in the perception of biological motion and 3D animation. He is currently working on a motion capture project and learning lots of new skills involving motion capture and building experiments in VR. He is also working towards completing a diploma in neuroscience concurrently with […]
Viswajit Vembukumar is a Biology MSc student at the BioMotion Lab. He is interested in studying gaze perception in video mediated communication. He was previously working at the BioMotion Lab on the MoVi project. He is currently learning C# and Unity to use in his research. He is also pursuing a Neuroscience Diploma at York […]
Ashley Funkhouser is a Biology MSc student in the BioMotion Lab. She is currently working on compiling information on studying quality and efficiency of audiovisual communication. She is also working on a diploma in neuroscience. In her free time, she likes to write, code, play with her cat Joan, and collect and listen to vinyl.
Julia McPolin has a Bachelor of Computing with a specialization in Cognitive Science from Queen’s University. She joined the lab in April 2021 as a Software Developer. Her undergraduate thesis project involved the gamification of lab procedures for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder into an iOS app. She worked with the City of Kingston […]