Robert M. Steinman, D.D.S., Ph.D, devoted most of his scientific career, which began in 1964, to Sensory and Perceptual Process, heading this specialty area in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland in College Park until his retirement in 2008. Most of his publications, before collaborating on shape perception with Prof. Pizlo, were concerned with human eye movements. Prof. Steinman, with Prof. Azriel Rosenfeld of the Center for Automation Research at UMD, supervised Prof. Pizlo’s doctoral degree in Psychology that was awarded in 1991. Prof. Steinman has been collaborating with Prof. Pizlo in his studies of 3D shape perception since 2000.


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