Zoom Meeting: Career Paths Outside of Academia

Zoom Meeting: Career Paths Outside of Academia

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Laura Walker, Natalie Stepien-Bernabe, Zheng Ma, and Andrew (Beau) Watson


Senior Scientist Preeti Verghese, Associate Scientist Natela Shanidze, and Postdoctoral Fellow Audrey Wong-Kee-You

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Vision Research at Apple

12:00 – 12:35 pm


Andrew Watson - Distinguished Chief Vision Scientist, Apple

Laura Walker - Sr. Engineer, Visual Health, Apple

Apple brings together the smartest and most talented people to make incredible products that impact lives around the globe. The role of vision science is critical to the visual experience our displays provide. Our team works with almost every team across Apple to ensure our displays and algorithms are delighting the human visual system. In this lunchtime chat, we will discuss ways in which vision and human perception experts impact the products we use every day.

Panel: Transitioning to Industry

12:35 – 1:15 pm


Zheng Ma - Research Scientist, Meta(Facebook)

Natalie Stepien-Bernabe - Human Factors Senior Scientist, Exponent

Panelists with PhDs in vision science and psychology will discuss the paths they took to develop their careers in the field of technology and scientific consulting. After sharing their experience, panelists will take questions from the audience.

Improving Zoom accessibility for people with hearing impairments 
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