November 2022

Current Biology publishes Optic Flow in the Natural Habitats of Zebrafish Supports Spatial Biases in Visual Self-Motion Estimation. See project page, media coverage by Northwestern (reposted by, ScienceDaily), the Independent (reposted by MSN, Yahoo News) and the British Times.

October 2022

Emma launches YW Tech Lab tutoring with Sarah Van Wart and the YWCA.

Emma becomes a member of the Northwestern University Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (NUIN) program.

September 2022

Emma offers a graduate seminar, CS 496 Computational Optics.

Tianao Li begins his senior thesis on depth from defocus!

Yiran Zhang and Kelly Jiang begin their masters theses!

Emma joins the Cognitive Science Program Committee.

August 2022

Kerem Aydin arrives from Turkey to begin his PhD!

Emma serves as Community & Broadcasting Chair for ICCP.

June 2022

Emma organizes the Computational Cameras and Displays workshop at CVPR.

May 2022

Emma gives AI brown bag lunch talk: "Bio-Inspired Low Level Vision".

April 2022

Emma gives an invited talk at the Redwood Meeting at UC Berkeley: "Modeling Constraints on Fisher Information".

Tianao Li begins a summer project on astronomical imaging!

Emma gives NU Neurobiology Seminar: "Reverse-Engineering Visual Systems".

March 2022

Emma joins the Computer Science Department at Northwestern as an Assistant Professor.


August 2021

Thrilled to share that I'll be joining the Computer Science department at Northwestern University!

June 2021

I co-organized the virtual CVPR Computational Cameras and Displays Workshop on June 20. You can check out the talks here.

May 2021

ICCP 2021 talk: Depth from Differential Defocus as a Special Case of the Transport of Intensity Equation

VSS 2021 talk: Self-Motion Cues in the Natural Habitats of Zebrafish Support Lower Visual Field Bias -- A big thank you to VSS for the "travel" award covering conference fees.

April 2021

Congratulations to my BAIR undergrad mentee Ellin Zhao for choosing UCLA for her PhD! It's a great fit for her combined passions for high-quality research and social impact.

Congratulations to my undergraduate mentee and ICCP coauthor Leyla Kabuli for receiving the NSF graduate research fellowship and for choosing Berkeley for her PhD! I'm so excited to see her future work.

I gave the UCLA/Caltech Grundfest Memorial Lecture on differential defocus in photography and microscopy – recording available on the project page.