Invited Talks

  1. Papathomas, T.V. “Career path and current research projects”, invited as keynote speaker in the ODASIS (Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences) High Achiever Workshop, Feb 17, 2017.
  2. Papathomas, T.V. “3-D Visual Illusions - Their Value in Vision Research”, Science Fair, Black River Middle School of Chester, NJ., March 3, 2016.
  3. Papathomas, T.V. “How We See the World with Our Eyes and Brain,” Second Westfield Senior Citizen Center, Westfield, NJ, November 17, 2015.
  4. Papathomas, T.V. “Depth-Inversion Illusions - Studies in the role of priors/biases in vision”, University of Tuebingen, Germany, August 28, 2015.
  5. Papathomas, T.V. “Science and Art”, Kastoria Chamber of Commerce (in Greek), Kastoria, Greece, March 15, 2015.
  6. Papathomas, T.V. “Science and Art”, Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki (in Greek), Thessaloniki, Greece, March 7, 2015.
  7. Papathomas, T.V. “3-D visual illusions and pathologies - What they tell us about the brain”, Northern New Jersey Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Busch Student Center, March 25, 2014,
  8. Papathomas, T.V. “Interactions between Science and Art”, Zimmerli Museum of Art at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, March 3, 2015.
  9. Invited panelist in panel discussion “The Great Deceiver - Pat–trick Hughes”, Flowers Gallery, New York, April 30, 2014.
  10. Papathomas, T.V. “Interactions of bottom-up and top-down processes in visual perception”, Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science "What is Cognitive Science?" Talk Series, Dec 4, 2014.
  11. Papathomas, T.V. Vision Sciences Conference Public Lecture, “Vision Research: Artists Doing Science - Scientists Doing Art,” Dali Museum, Saint Petersburg, FL, May 17, 2014.
  12. Papathomas, T.V. “Perceptual differences between schizophrenia patients and controls,” Merial/Sanofi Animal Heath Care, North Brunswick, NJ, June 18, 2013.
  13. Papathomas, T.V. “Three-dimensional illusions - applications to schizophrenia research,” CCNY, Feb 19, 2013.
  14. Papathomas, T.V. “Depth across scale” served as Respondent for a roundtable discussion on
    “De-facing the Portrait”, Zimmerli Art Museum. May 2, 2012.
  15. Papathomas, T.V. “Making sense of the senses,” Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program, February 15, 2012.
  16. Papathomas, T.V. “Scary masks and other illusions,” RU Step-up for Success & Achievement in Math and Science (AIMS) Learning Community, April 14, 2010.
  17. Papathomas, T.V. “Top-down influences in perceiving the 3-D structure of faces and scenes,” New York University, December 3, 2009.
  18. Papathomas, T.V. “Illusions, the royal path to brain research,” to the new members of the Board of Trustees, Rutgers University, October 23, 2009.
  19. Papathomas, T.V. “Torn apart: Service and research at Rutgers,” Office of Undergraduate Education, Rutgers University, October 23, 2009.
  20. Papathomas, T.V. “Bottom-up and top-down processes in vision,” Douglass Science Institute for Women in Math, Science & Engineering, July 17 2009.
  21. Papathomas, T.V. “Top-down processes in perception under self motion - A simple model,” UCLA, April 15, 2008.
  22. Papathomas, T.V. “Top-down processes in perception under self motion - A simple model,” University of Southern California, April 14, 2008.
  23. Papathomas, T.V. “A simple model for the role of top-down processes in perceiving stationary and moving objects under self motion,” Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University, March 14, 2008.
  24. Papathomas, T.V. “An explanation of the half-moon illusion,” Cognitive Science Club, Rutgers University, November 14, 2007.
  25. Papathomas, T.V. “Illusory depth and motion of 3-D objects: Do we need top-down processes to explain the illusions?” Sarnoff Research Center, June 15, 2007.
  26. Papathomas, T.V. “Influences of attention on auditory aftereffects following purely visual adaptation,” Rutgers Talk Series on Perceptual Science, April 30, 2007.
  27. Papathomas, T.V. “Why do reverspectives move under self motion?” invited plenary talk at the Symposium on Art, Perception and Imagination, European Conference in Visual Perception, St. Petersburg, Russia, August 25, 2006.
  28. Papathomas, T.V. “Perceiving in three dimensions under egomotion,” Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, November 18, 2005.
  29. Papathomas, T.V. “Illusions in the perception of three-dimensional space,” Perception and Action Group, Department of Neurology, Aiginiteion Hospital, Athens National University, Greece, August 12, 2004.
  30. Papathomas, T.V. “The role of attention in perception: vision, audition, and interactions,” Department of Methodology, History and Theory of Science, Athens National University, Greece, March 30, 2004.
  31. Papathomas, T.V. “Visual illusions: External and internal factors,” Department of Methodology, History and Theory of Science, Athens National University, Greece, March 23, 2004.
  32. Papathomas, T.V. “Vision and the brain: Correlates between perception and structure,” Symposium at Athens National University, Greece, March 16, 2004.
  33. Papathomas, T.V. “Bottom-up and top-down influences in perceiving 3-D stimuli,” Symposium for Prof. D. M. Regan’s retirement at York University in Toronto, June 2003.
  34. Papathomas, T.V. “Depth reversals with facial and non-facial stimuli,” Vision Colloquium Series, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, April 18, 2003.
  35. Papathomas, T.V. “Stages of rivalry: binocular, mono-stereo, ambiguous-figure, and depth-reversal rivalries. The role of top-down processes,” invited talk, Perceptual Ambiguity and Binocular Rivalry Workshop, San Miniato, Italy, 2002.
  36. Papathomas, T.V. “Cognitive factors in reverse depth and motion percepts,” Brown University, Providence, R.I. March 18, 2002.
  37. Papathomas, T.V. “Why do Hughes's reverspectives move?” joint talk with Patrick Hughes, Rutgers University, NJ, April 10, 2000.
  38. Papathomas, T.V. “Interaction of top-down and bottom-up mechanisms in vision - Case study: Hughes's reverspectives,” invited lecture at CAIP Center for Advanced Information Processing, Rutgers University, NJ, April 6, 2000.
  39. Papathomas, T.V. “A tool for studying the interaction of top-down and bottom-up mechanisms: learning effects and inter-observers differences,” invited lecture at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, March 22, 2000.
  40. Papathomas, T.V. “Illusory depth and motion percepts in Patrick Hughes's reverspectives,” invited lecture at NEC Research Institute, Princeton, NJ, Feb 7, 2000.
  41. Papathomas, T.V. “Fourier and non-Fourier motion pathways,” invited lecture at State University of New York, New York, October  7, 1999.
  42. Papathomas, T.V. “One common or separate motion pathways? Evidence from a universal equiluminance technique,” invited lecture at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, April 27, 1999.
  43. Papathomas, T.V. “Cognitive penetrability of early vision,” invited lecture at NEC Research Institute, Princeton, NJ, Nov 3, 1998.
  44. Papathomas, T.V. “Interaction between schema-driven and data-driven mechanisms in vision,” invited lecture at NEC Research Institute, Princeton, NJ, Oct  3, 1998.
  45. Kovács, I., Papathomas, T.V. and Fehér, A. “When the brain changes its mind: normal and abnormal aspects of binocular rivalry,”  Annual Meeting of the McDonnell-Pew Program in Cognitive Neuroscience, June 1998, Montreal, Canada.
  46. Papathomas, T.V. "Psychoanatomy in vision: Cutting the brain without a knife," invited talk in Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science lecture series “What is Cognitive Science?” Rutgers University, October 17, 1996.
  47. Papathomas, T.V. "An efficient technique for assessing the relative sensitivities of 1st-order and 2nd-order motion: Theory and applications," invited lecture at Boston University, June 5, 1996.
  48. Papathomas, T.V. "The role of chromatic and luminance signals in texture segregation," invited lecture at NEC Research Institute, Princeton, NJ, May 7, 1996.
  49. Papathomas, T.V. “Color as a carrier of motion: Psychophysics, modeling, and image processing," invited lecture at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, April 9, 1996.
  50. Papathomas, T.V. "Separate processing of monocular and cyclopean forms?" invited lecture at the Rutgers University Series on Human and Computer Vision, Sept 18, 1995.
  51. Papathomas, T.V. "Interaction of color and luminance in stereopsis," invited lecture at the University of Patras, Patras, Greece, August 11, 1995.
  52. Papathomas, T.V. "Toward an integrated model of biological motion perception," invited lecture at NEC Research Institute, Princeton, NJ, July 12, 1995.
  53. Papathomas, T.V. "1st-order and 2nd-order motion," invited lecture at Rutgers University, Newark Campus, May 8, 1995.
  54. Papathomas, T.V. "Psychophysical evidence for separate motion pathways," invited lecture at New York University, April 14, 1995.
  55. Papathomas, T.V. "Fourier and non-Fourier motion mechanisms: Experiments and computational models," invited lecture at AT&T Bell Labs, April 13, 1995.
  56. Papathomas, T.V. "Psychoanatomical studies on motion pathways in the visual system," invited lecture at the University of Pennsylvania, March 30, 1995.
  57. Papathomas, T.V. "A unified approach to the perception of notion, stereo, and static flow (Glass) patterns,” Rutgers Series in Vision, November 11, 1994.
  58. Papathomas, T.V. "Experiments and models for 1st- and 2nd-order motion," invited lecture at the University of Patras, Patras, Greece, September 14, 1994.
  59. Papathomas, T.V. "Computational models for Fourier and non-Fourier motion mechanisms," invited lecture at Rene Descartes University, Paris, France, August 31, 1994.
  60. Papathomas, T.V. and Ramanujan, K.S., "Texture segregation model based on human performance", AT&T Bell Laboratories, August 4, 1994.
  61. Papathomas, T.V. "A computational model for motion mechanisms, incorporating chromatic and luminance inputs," invited lecture at the Nippon Electric Company (NEC) Research Institute, Princeton, N.J., March 19, 1993.
  62. Papathomas, T.V. "Visual motion mechanisms: The role of color and luminance," invited lecture in Neurobiology course 761-556, Dr. Robin Davis coordinator, Rutgers, Feb 17, 1993.
  63. Papathomas, T.V. "Two distinct visual motion mechanisms revealed by experiments with color and luminance," invited lecture in Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series, Dr. George Shoane coordinator, Rutgers University, March 1, 1993.
  64. Papathomas, T.V. and Gorea, A., "Texture segregation model illustrated with color, luminance and orientation defined stimuli," New York University, November 22, 1991.
  65. Papathomas, T.V., "Psychophysical experiments on motion and texture perception," University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, October 5, 1991.
  66. Papathomas, T.V., "A unified class of stimuli for the perception of motion, texture and depth," Bristol University, Bristol, England, July 10, 1991.
  67. Papathomas, T.V., "Multi-attribute stimuli for motion, texture and stereo perception," Rene Descartes University, Paris, France, July 1, 1991.
  68. Papathomas, T.V., "Perception of motion, texture and depth," Department of Psychology Colloquium Series, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, April 10, 1991.
  69. Papathomas, T.V., "The role of visual attributes in the perception of motion, texture and depth," University of Massachusetts at Lowell, March 13, 1991.
  70. Papathomas, T.V., "On motion and depth perception - random-dot autostereograms," Ontario Science Center, Toronto, Canada, March 4, 1991.
  71. Papathomas, T.V., "Experiments and models in motion perception," Biomedical Engineering Seminar, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, September 18, 1989.
  72. Papathomas, T.V., "Human and machine vision," Morristown Science Center Tour at AT&T Bell Laboratories, November 7, 1987.
  73. Papathomas, T.V., "Influence of color and orientation on perceived motion," AT&T Bell Laboratories, September 17, 1987.
  74. Papathomas, T.V., "Computers and vision," KRIKOS Conference on Artificial Intelligence, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, May 17, 1986.
  75. Papathomas, T.V., "From human vision to machine vision," KRIKOS Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, held at the National Technical University, Athens, Greece, November 28, 1986.
  76. Papathomas, T.V., "Human/Machine visual interaction," Image Analysis and Vision Research Colloquium, AT&T Bell Laboratories, April 23, 1986.
  77. Papathomas, T.V., "Analysis, simulation and modeling of switching converters," IEEE Section, Athens, Greece, January 9, 1981.

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