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He has expertise in the measurement of eye movements as a tool to probe perception and cognition, imaging systems, and in the design, construction, and operation of eye trackers in real and virtual environments. The RIT Wearable Eyetracker extends the ability to monitor eye movements beyond the laboratory.
Pelz, associate professor in the Carlson Center for Imaging Science and director of the RIT Visual Perception Laboratory, has authored numerous publications on human perception and performance.
As a member of the faculty since the center's inception in 1985, Pelz has taught a range of courses in imaging science, microelectronic engineering and imaging and photographic technology. His research area is high-level visual perception. Its goal is to further the understanding of how humans extract information from images and the environment and how that information is used in decision-making and guiding actions.
To support this study, the Visual Perception Laboratory has developed unique instrumentation that measures and records the eye movements of humans without restricting their movement.
Pelz received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in photographic illustration (1980) and his master's in imaging science (1986) from Rochester Institute of Technology. His earned his Ph.D. in brain and cognitive science from University of Rochester (1995).