You are here: American University Centers IDEAS Institute Dr. Bei Xiao

Dr. Bei Xiao

A headshot of Dr. Bei Xiao.

Associate Director of the Institute for IDEAS, Neuroscience & Machine Learning


Dr. Bei Xiao’s research focuses on how the human visual system estimate physical properties of objects in our surroundings. Another focus of her research is to apply results from human perception and cognition to develop robust computer vision algorithms. Specifically, she studies perception and recognition of material properties, 3D shape, tactile properties, of objects in dynamic scenes. She uses a combination of human psychophysics, crowd-sourcing, haptic force-feedback, computer graphics, machine learning, image processing and VR techniques. 


Post-Doc, Brain and Cognitive Sciences & CSAIL, MIT.

PhD, Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania.

BS, Chemistry, Tsinghua University, China.