ho·​ri·​zon| hə-ˈrī-zᵊn

a:   the line where the earth seems to meet the sky.
b:   the research group where sciences and engineering meet arts, abstractions meet implementations, and principles meet practices.

Horizon is a research group in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at University of Rochester. We work on visual computing, an incredibly exciting area that spans imaging (optics and image sensors), human perception and cognition (psychophysics and computational modeling), and computer systems (computer architecture and programming model).

Ultimately, our research mission is to 1) discover new sciences to understand things we currently don't (e.g., how do color blind people perceive color? what are the neural and cognitive bases of aesthetics?) and 2) build new engineering systems to do things we currently can't (e.g., pixel-programmable image sensor for efficient machine vision, AR/VR systems that enhance human vision and "cure" visual impairments).

We are always looking for students. If you are interested, please read this.