Professor Sophie Wuerger


My main research interests are vision research and how the brain combines information from the different senses (multisensorial perception). I use primarily behavioural methods, but also electrophysiology and functional brain imaging. My research has both clinical and technological applications.

After obtaining a Ph.D. at New York University in visual neuroscience with Michael Landy and John Krauskopf, I continued as a post-doctoral researcher at NYU with John Krauskopf and Larry Maloney, before joining the Institute of Ophthalmology (UCL) as a postdoc to work with Michael Morgan.

In 2001, I was awarded a Senior National Research Council Fellowship to work at NASA Ames (CA) on computational vision models. Since then I have held visiting professorships at the University of Regensburg and at the Computer Vision Centre at the University of Barcelona and an honorary professorship at the University of Science & Technology, Liaoning, China.

My current work is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Personal distinctions

  • Geoffrey J Burton Lecturer (AVA 2019)
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Barcelona (Competitive Fellowship, Spanish Government 2010)
  • Associate Member of F1000 (Biology: Neuroscience) (F1000 Biology 2009)
  • Wellcome Trust Sabbatical Award (Competitive Fellowship, Wellcome Trust 2008)
  • Visiting Professor the University of Regensburg (University of Regensburg 2008)
  • Senior Research Fellowship at NASA Ames, CA. (Competitive Fellowship, National Research Council, USA 2001)