Jefferson Ortega

My name is Jefferson Ortega and I am a PhD student in Cognitive Neuroscience in the Whitney Lab for Perception and Action at the University of California, Berkeley and a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellow. Before joining UC Berkeley, I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at the City College of New York, CUNY. My research involves investigating perception, specifically in areas involving social perception, social cognition, and sequential effects in vision.

Recent News

[October 2023] Conference paper accepted for the 2024 Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)!

[November 2023]  I passed my qualifying exams!

[May 2023] Paper accepted for publication in Scientific Reports!

[March 2023] Recieved the Ford  Fellowship Honorable Mention!

[Feburary 2023] Awarded the NEI Early Career Scientist Travel Grant!

[Janurary 2023] Abstract accepted for VSS 2023 conference!

[Janurary 2023] Paper accepted for publication in Journal of Vision!

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