- Tadamasa Sawada has been at HSE University since 2014.
Education and Degrees
PhD in Computer Science, Technology and Management
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Thesis Title: Human perception of shape from shading
MSc in Psychophysics
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Information Processing
Bachelor's in Communications And Integrated Systems
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience
2014-2014 Postdoctoral Research Assistant (H1B), Graduate Center for Vision Research, State University of New York College of Optometry, New York, NY.
2013-2014 Postdoctoral Research Assistant (H1B), Department of Psychology, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
2011-2013 Postdoctoral Research Assistant (H1B), Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
2006-2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (J1), Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
Awards and Accomplishments
Inverse problem approach on visual perception
Forward problem approach on visual perception
Experimental design, analysis, statistics, and their practical aspects
- Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology (Master’s programme; Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience; 1 year, 1-3 module)Eng
- Research Seminar "Cognitive Sciences" (Master’s programme; Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience; 2 year, 1-3 module)Eng
- Visual Perception and Attention (Master’s programme; Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience; 1 year, 3, 4 module)Eng
- Research Seminar (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 2 year, 1-4 module)Rus
- Research Seminar (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 1-4 module)Rus
- Research Seminar "Cognitive Sciences" (Master’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 2 year, 1-3 module)Eng
- Visual Perception and Attention (Master’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 3, 4 module)Eng
Student Term / Thesis Papers
N. Sergeev «Development of A Gamified Mixed Reality System: Towards an Exposure Therapy for Animal Phobia». HSE Tikhonov Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM HSE), 2018
E. Koshmanova «Parallelism and Rectangularity for Perceiving a 3D Scene». Faculty of Social Sciences, 2018
- Preprint Sawada T. A Computational Model That Recovers Depth from Stereo-Input without Using Any Oculomotor Information / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series PSY "Psychology". 2019. doi
- Preprint Мищенко Е. В., Negishi I., Gorbunova E. S., Sawada T. Examining the role of familiarity in the perception of depth / The Center for Open Science. Series PsyArXiv "PsyArXiv". 2019. doi
- Article Кошманова Е. В., Sawada T. Perceiving perpendicular and parallel contours in the frontoparallel plane // Vision Research. 2019. Vol. 154. P. 97-104. doi
- Preprint Koshmanova E., Sawada T. Perceiving Perpendicular and Parallel Contours in the Frontoparallel Plane / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series PSY "Psychology". 2018. No. WP BRP 90/PSY/2018. doi
- Article Jayadevan V., Sawada T., Delp E., Pizlo Z. Perception of 3D Symmetrical and Nearly Symmetrical Shapes // Symmetry. 2018. Vol. 10. No. 8: 344. P. 1-24. doi
- Article Sawada T., Zaidi Q. Rotational-symmetry in a 3D scene and its 2D image // Journal of Mathematical Psychology. 2018. Vol. 87. P. 108-125. doi
- Preprint Minkov V., Sawada T. Seeing a Triangle in a 3D Scene Monocularly and Binocularly / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series PSY "Psychology". 2018. No. WP BRP 91/PSY/2018. doi
- Chapter Sawada T., Li Y., Pizlo Z. Figure-ground organization as a 3D visual operation, in: Oxford Handbook of Computational Perceptual Organization. Oxford University Press, [б.г.]. doi (in press)
- Article Kwon T., Li Y., Sawada T., Pizlo Z. Gestalt-like constraints produce veridical (Euclidean) percepts of 3D indoor scenes // Vision Research. 2016. Vol. 126. P. 264-277. doi
- Article Sawada T., Li Y., Pizlo Z. Detecting 3-D Mirror Symmetry in a 2-D Camera Image for 3-D Shape Recovery // Proceedings of the IEEE. 2014. Vol. 102. No. 10. P. 1588-1606. doi
- Book Pizlo Z., Li Y., Sawada T., Steinman R. M. Making a Machine That Sees Like Us. NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Article Li Y., Sawada T., Shi Y., Kwon T., Pizlo Z. A Bayesian model of binocular perception of 3D mirror symmetrical polyhedra // Journal of Vision. 2011. Vol. 11. No. 4:11. P. 1-20.
- Article Sawada T., Li Y., Pizlo Z. Any pair of 2D curves is consistent with a 3D symmetric interpretation // Symmetry. 2011. Vol. 3. No. 2. P. 365-388.
- Chapter Sawada T., Li Y., Pizlo Z. Symmetry, shapes and surfaces, in: Computational Vision: From Surfaces to Objects. Boca Raton : Chapman-Hall/ Taylor and Francis Group, 2011. P. 113-124.
- Article Pizlo Z., Sawada T., Li Y., Kropatsch W. G., Steinman R. M. New Approach to the Perception of 3D Shape Based on Veridicality, Complexity, Symmetry and Volume // Vision Research. 2010. Vol. 50. No. 1. P. 1-11.
- Article Tsuruhara A., Sawada T., Kanazawa S., Yamaguchi M., Corrow S., Yonas A. The development of the ability of infants to utilize static cues to create and access representations of object shape // Journal of Vision. 2010. Vol. 10. No. 12:2. P. 1-11.
- Article Sawada T. Visual detection of symmetry of 3D shapes // Journal of Vision. 2010. Vol. 10. No. 6:4. P. 1-22.
- Article Sawada T., Pizlo Z. Detection of skewed symmetry // Journal of Vision. 2008. Vol. 8. No. 5:14. P. 1-18.
- Article Sawada T., Pizlo Z. There is no royal road to vision science. Review of Seeing Spatial Form, by Jenkin, M.R.M. & Harris, L.R. eds. // Perception. 2008. Vol. 37. No. 10. P. 1612-1616.
- 41th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2018) (Триест). Presentation: Demo: Contour drawing world
- 2017Когнитивная наука в Москве: новые исследования (Москва). Presentation: Generalizing the method of constant stimuli for analyzing perception of a complex stimulus
Vision Sciences Society 16th Annual Meeting (St. Pete Beach). Presentation: Emulating and predicting physiological results of neurons in the primary visual cortex (V1) based on the divisive normalization model
- 39th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2016) (Barcelona). Presentation: A geodesic on a piecewise smooth surface and a piecewise smooth curve as a geodesic on a surface
- 39th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2016) (Barcelona). Presentation: More 3D ambiguity is produced by less 2D information
Cognition, Computation, Communication and Perception (CCCP) Conference 3: “Theoretical and Neurobiological Bases of Higher Cognitive Functions” (Москва). Presentation: Maximum likelihood estimation of discriminability d’ when hit or correct-rejection rates are 0% or 100%
Cognition, Computation, Communication and Perception (CCCP) Conference 3: “Theoretical and Neurobiological Bases of Higher Cognitive Functions” (Москва). Presentation: More ambiguity of a response is produced by a “simpler” stimulus
- 38th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2015) (Liverpool). Presentation: A likelihood distribution of d′ in a signal detection experiment
1st International Workshop on Computational Models of the Visual Cortex (New York, New York). Presentation: A Study of the Roleof the Maintained-Discharge Parameterin the Divisive Normalization Modelof V1 Neurons
Research and Study Group 'Mathematical and Computational Psychology’
The ‘Mathematical and Computational Psychology’ Research and Study Group was formed as a result of the Research Team Project Competition (НУГ) 2018 held by the HSE Academic Fund Programme.
On June 4, 2017, HSE is holding ‘The Whole World at HSE’ festival, dedicated to the cultures of different peoples. It’s a great opportunity for many international students to share information about their country’s culture and explain how Russian culture might be perceived by people with a different mentality. HSE international students and faculty have shared their views on both their and our respective cultures.
Tadamasa Sawada is a specialist in the psychology of visual perception at HSE. He has recently talked to the online magazine The Village about everyday Moscow, cultural differences, and doing research in Russia.
New issue of The HSE LooK is now available for read and download! Our Octrober edition is devoted to the new Faculty of Social Sciences, its departments, projects and people. Tadamasa Sawada, Assistant Professor at the School of Psychology, spoke to The HSE LooK about his research. We wish our new colleague a great beginning at the HSE!