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Emma Alexander

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and (by courtesy) Electrical and Computer Engineering


2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3515
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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PhD in Computer Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

MS in Computer Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

BS in Physics and Computer Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Research Interests

I am interested in low-level, bio-inspired, physics-based computer vision. New understanding of animals' brains and behavior can inspire new technology, particularly in the imaging and image processing domains. By reverse engineering principles of natural vision, my group contributes to the next generation of cameras and displays.

Selected Publications

  • Li, Tianao; Alexander, Emma, Galaxy image deconvolution for weak gravitational lensing with unrolled plug-and-play ADMM, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters (2023).
  • Alexander, Emma; Cai, Lanya T.; Fuchs, Sabrina; Hladnik, Tim C.; Zhang, Yue; Subramanian, Venkatesh; Guilbeault, Nicholas C.; Vijayakumar, Chinnian; Arunachalam, Muthukumarasamy; Juntti, Scott A.; Thiele, Tod R.; Arrenberg, Aristides B.; Cooper, Emily A., Optic flow in the natural habitats of zebrafish supports spatial biases in visual self-motion estimation, Current Biology (2022).