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.
In the News
September 13, 2023
RIT researcher receives award to advance study of cortical blindness
Gabriel Diaz, associate professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, and his team are aiming to understand the effects of cortical blindness on the processing of visual information used to guide behavior, like driving a vehicle. Cortical blindness affects nearly half a million stroke patients in the United States each year.
March 22, 2023
RIT honors 14 researchers added to prestigious PI Millionaires group
RIT faculty members, who led research initiatives as principal investigators, were honored at a reception on March 21 to celebrate the individuals who helped the university reach record awards surpassing $92 million and place among the top private research universities in the country.
January 9, 2023
Staying busy between semesters
During the 15 weeks between spring and fall semester, RIT students are finding ways to embrace new challenges. Some are taking the stage and performing. Others are winning club championships. For many, summer is a time to get work experience and participate in research projects, traveling abroad, and helping others while pursuing their passions.