Arthur G Shapiro
Arthur Shapiro is a specialist in visual perception. He received his undergraduate degree from U.C. San Diego (Math and Cognitive Science) and his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and he did a post doc at the University of Chicago. His research interests include color and color contrast perception, motion perception, perceptual organization, and low-light-level vision. He is co-editor of the Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions (2017) and has won international awards for visual illusions he has created. His work is most often published in the standard vision journals with an occasional article in broader psychology journals. He is actively involved in public engagement in science: for example, he is the narrator and scientific consultant for a five-part series on visual illusions produced by CuriosityStream.org; he appeared on an episode of the National Geographic show Brain Games, and the show has used seven of his illusions on various episodes; he has made guest appearances on the New England Sports Network’s Baseball Lab. From the 2015-2018 he served as Chair of Computer Science and has been the director of the American University's BCAN graduate program. He is currently the director of AU’s Laboratory for the Study of Perception, Reality, and Illusion (SPRI).