BFA, Skidmore College; MS, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Diaz studies the visual guidance of action. How is it that visual information is used to guide movements of the body when performing everyday actions, like catching a ball, or driving a car? He investigates using a variety of techniques and equipment, including computational modelling, eye-tracking, virtual reality, and motion capture.
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May 5, 2021
Imaging science student makes dream job at Facebook a Reality
Jared Gregor is about to graduate with a degree in imaging science and take an exciting new job at Facebook Reality Labs, but he never would have found his college major without a happy accident.
June 5, 2020
RIT faculty earns NIH grant to use virtual reality to help stroke patients regain lost vision
Scientists from RIT and the University of Rochester aim to use virtual reality to help restore vision for people with stroke-induced blindness. The team of researchers led by RIT's Gabriel Diaz, are developing a method they believe could revolutionize rehabilitation for patients with cortically induced blindness, which afflicts about 1% of the population over age 50.
October 22, 2019
RIT researchers win first place in international eye-tracking challenge by Facebook Research
The team, led by three Ph.D. students from the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, won first place in the OpenEDS Challenge focused on semantic segmentation.