People

  • Philip J. Kellman, Ph.D.
  • Philip J. Kellman, Ph.D.
  • Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Kellman studies visual perception of objects, space, and motion, and processes of perceptual change -- perceptual learning and development. He also studies visual cognition and learning, adaptive learning, applications of perception and cognitive science to education, training, and educational technology, and perceptual and cognitive processes in aviation and driving.
  • Contact Franz Hall 6451B, UCLA
    hislastname at cognet dot ucla dot edu
  • Christine M. Massey, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator
  • Christine M. Massey, Ph.D.
  • Co-Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Massey studies cognition, learning, and conceptual development in complex domains, such as mathematics and science. She also specializes in applications of cognitive science to learning in formal and informal environments, with experience in research and development projects focused on educational technology, curriculum, and teacher professional development.
  • Contact cmassey at psych dot ucla dot edu
  • Faye Tesoro
  • Faye Tesoro
  • Lab Manager
  • Faye is interested in applications of perceptual and adpative learning principles to teaching and learning.
  • Contact Franz Hall 2349, UCLA
    ftesoro at psych dot ucla dot edu
  • Everett Nettler
  • Everett Mettler, Ph.D.
  • Project Scientist
  • Everett is a project scientist in the Kellman lab. He studies learning at the intersection of perception and cognition. Specifically, his research concerns perceptual learning, education, skill acquisition, and educational technology.
  • Contact Franz Hall 6530A, UCLA
    hislastname at ucla dot edu
  • Victoria Jacoby
  • Victoria Jacoby
  • Graduate Student
  • Victoria is a fourth year graduate student. Her research interests include perceptual learning, adaptive learning, and learning optimization.
  • Contact v + herlastname at g dot ucla dot edu
  • Austin Phillips
  • Austin Phillips
  • Graduate Student
  • Austin is a second year graduate student. His research interests include perception, perceptual learning, and learning optimization.
  • Contact as + hislastname at g dot ucla dot edu
  • Dhyan Adler-Beléndez
  • Dhyan Adler-Beléndez
  • Graduate Student
  • Dhyan is a first year graduate student. His research interests include perception, perceptual learning, and learning optimization.
  • Contact as + hislastname at g dot ucla dot edu
  • Tim Burke
  • Tim Burke
  • Programmer
  • Tim is interested in computer-based learning, optimization of learning, and perceptual learning modules.
  • Dara Afraz
  • Dara Afraz
  • Interface Designer
  • Dara is an interface designer. With special expertise in responsive design, he creates interfaces that are both beautiful and accessible. Dara is a UCLA Design Media Arts alumni.
  • Contact hislastname at ucla dot edu