Denis G. Pelli has been a Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU since 1995, studying object recognition and the experience of beauty.
BA in Applied Math at Harvard University. PhD in Physiology at Cambridge University. Postdoc on psychophysics of reading with Gordon Legge at U Minnesota.
Optical Society of America Leadership Award/New Focus Prize (2000), citing: “Through leadership in visual science, Dr. Pelli has benefited artists, scholars and the visually impaired. His work has made significant contributions that have transcended both interdisciplinary and international boundaries.” Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity College, Cambridge University (2011-2012). Oberdorfer Low Vision Award (2016), ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology). Google scholar lists 20,000 citations.