I'm a graduate student in the Computational Vision & Psychophysics Lab at Rutgers, under the supervision of Melchi M Michel. I study human visual perception using both artifical (e.g., gratings and noise fields --like the one at the top right of the screen) and naturalistic stimuli. My research primarily focuses on the mechanisms of peripheral vision and visual search. I use computational models (e.g., ideal observers) and behavioral techniques (e.g., eye-tracking and psychophysics).

I've received M.S. in Statistics (2016) and M.S. in Cognitive Psychology (2015) from Rutgers, and completed the Cognitive Science Certificate Program at RuCCS (advised by Eileen Kowler). Previously, I've earned M.A. in Cognitive Psychology (2013) from Bogazici University, Istanbul (advised by Aysecan Boduroglu).

Trivia: My guilty pleasure is speciality coffee. When I am not in the lab, I'm likely to be found in my favorite coffee shop in town.

Contact

yelda[dot]semizer[at]rutgers[dot]edu

Rutgers University
Department of Psychology
152 Frelinghuysen Road
New Jersey, NJ 08854