The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Face Perception Research Lab


Principal Investigator

Alice O'Toole

Alice O’Toole, PhD

Prof. Alice O’Toole is a Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas and currently holds the Aage and Margareta Møller Endowed Chair. She received a BA in Psychology (1983) from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and a MS (1985) and PhD (1988) in Experimental Psychology from Brown University, Providence, RI. Subsequently, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France, supported by the French Embassy to the United States, and at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France. After post-doctoral work, she came to the University of Texas at Dallas, where she established a laboratory for visual perception and image/object recognition experiments. Over the last 25 years, she has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts spanning the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and computational vision. Her research has been funded by the NIJ, NIST, TSWG, DARPA, IARPA, and by an award from an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She currently serves as an Associate Editor for Psychological Science and the British Journal of Psychology, and is on the editorial board of the Vision Science Society. She is a fellow of the APS.

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