Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD)


September 9th, 2022

The Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD) is a one-day research conference devoted to bringing the vision research community of the Bay Area together in order to present and to discuss new and exciting findings in the fields of ophthalmology, optometry, biology, neuroscience, visual psychophysics, and computer vision. What distinguishes BAVRD from other conferences is that it is primarily organized and run by graduate students from the Vision Science Graduate Group at the University of California, Berkeley. This year marks the 34th annual BAVRD.

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This year's Bay Area Vision Research Day will be a one-day event with lectures on Zoom and an in-person poster session, lightning talks, and reception at the International House.

Lightning Talk Competition

This year we will have a round of 5-minute presentation talks. We encourage Bay Area (and Bay Area-adjacent) scientists to present novel or unpublished data related to the study of vision. A winner will be selected for a prize!

Featured Speakers and Abstracts

Below is the list of BAVRD 2022 speakers.

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Start (PST)End (PST)Speaker
8:30 AM8:40 AMSign in/Log on
8:40 AM8:45 AMIntroductions
8:45 AM9:00 AMOpening Remarks: Dr. Flanagan
9:00 AM9:30 AM PMPresentation: Glenn Yiu
9:30 AM10:00 AMPresentation: Jennifer Li & Sara Thomasy
10:00 AM10:30 AMPresentation: Shruthi Karnam
10:30 AM11:00 AM Presentation: Rachel Kuperman
11:00 AM 11:15 AMBreak
11:15 AM11:45 AMPresentation: Sam Cooler
11:45 AM12:15 PMPresentation: Brittany Williams
12:15 PM12:45 PMPresentation: Ramkumar Sabesan
12:45 PM1:15 PMPresentation: Diana Do
1:15 PM1:35 PMBreak
1:35 PM1:45 PMLightning Talk: Pabita Dhungel
1:45 PM1:55 PMLightning Talk: Kamran Binaee
1:55 PM2:05 PMLightning Talk: Naren G Kumar
2:05 PM2:15 PMLightning Talk: So Goto
2:15 PM2:25 PMLightning Talk: Nikhil Bhatla
2:25 PM2:35 PMLightning Talk: Kartik Chandra
2:35 PM2:45 PMBreak
2:45 PM3:15 PMPresentation: Santani Teng
3:15 PM3:45 PMPresentation: Joy Geng
3:45 PM4:15 PMPresentation: Tim Sweeny
4:15 PM5:00 PMKeynote Lecturer: Martin Banks
5:00 PM5:30 PMBreak
5:30 PM7:00 PMSocial! Lightning talk winners.

BAVRD Zoom Background

Use the button below to download the 2021 BAVRD Zoom Background.



BAVARD would like to thank the following sponsors for their support.

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