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Saturday, May 22, 4:30 - 5:30 pm EDT, Talk Room 1-2
The Vision Sciences Society is pleased to recognize Georgin Jacob as the winner of the V-VSS 2020 Graphics Competition for both the Program Cover and T-shirt Design.
Each year VSS solicits its membership to submit creative visual images related to the field of vision science, the Society, or the VSS meeting. Traditionally, the winning images are featured on the program, abstracts book, signage, and t-shirts. Due COVID's impact on the 2020 meeting, the winning graphics were not able to be fully featured.
This abstract portrays the research life of a vision scientist. A monkey exploring the tree symbolizes a researcher trying hard to understand the complexities of the brain. The bright spots on the tree tell what we know about the brain, and the connected line shows the importance of collaborating and sharing the work. The hills and valleys represent the ups and downs in research life, while the horizon shows the passion and hope that drives the research forward. The orange and yellow background expresses the calm and pleasing view of "St. Pete's Beach," the venue of all VSS meetings. Twenty signifies the 20th anniversary of the remarkable journey of VSS in connecting worldwide vision researchers.
Special thanks to my friend Vaisakh Pradeep, my colleagues at IISc, and the VSS organizers for their constructive feedback on the design.
Georgin also won the graphic competition for the T-shirt design. Because VSS 2020 was a virtual event, no T-shirts were printed. Instead, Georgin's T-shirt image was incorporated into the website banner for the virtual meeting.
Georgin Jacob received his B. Tech in Electronics and Communication from RIT Kottayam, India. He then obtained his M. Tech in Signal Processing from CET Trivandrum, India. Before joining for Ph.D., he was working as Junior Research Fellow at NPOL, DRDO, India. Currently, he is doing Ph.D. in Electrical Communication Engineering under the supervision of Dr. S. P. Arun at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. His current research aims to understand the organization of visual representation in our brain and model the computations that lead to a decision during visual tasks. His research interest includes visual perception, deep learning, and cognitive neuroscience.