Huaiyong Zhao

Huaiyong Zhao, PhD – Short Bio

Huaiyong Zhao is a postdoc researcher who studies perception and action. He came to TU-Darmstadt in 2015 after completing his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science at Brown University.
Successful locomotion in a dynamic environment is vital for human’s survival. To accomplish such task, people need to coordinate their locomotor behavior with the motion of surrounding objects. Understanding how locomotion is guided by visual information has been the main focus of Huaiyong’s research. Using virtual reality and eye tracking techniques, he manipulates what participants see in a virtual environment, measures and models their locomotor behavior. His current studies investigate the visual control of locomotor interception and road crossing.

Publications

Zhao, H., & Warren, W. H. (2015). On-line and model-based approaches to the visual control of action. Vision Research, 110, 190–202.

Manuscripts in preparation

The Visual Control of Interceptive Steering: How do People Steer a Car to Intercept a Moving Target?
On-line or model-based control: Steering a slalom course
On-line or model-based control: Intercepting a moving target
On-line or model-based control: Intercepting a moving target after learning its motion

Conference presentations

2015 – Zhao, H., & Warren, W. H. On-line or model-based control: Intercepting a moving target after learning its motion. Conference of Vision Science Society.
2014 – Zhao, H., & Warren, W. H. Intercepting a moving target in fog: On-line or model-based control? Conference of Vision Science Society.
2013 – Zhao, H., & Warren, W. H. Intercepting a speed-varying target: On-line or model-based control? Conference of Vision Science Society.
2012 – Zhao, H., & Warren, W.H. On-line steering to occluded goals can be modeled by positional uncertainty. Conference of Vision Science Society.
2011 – Zhao, H., & Warren, W.H. On-line and off-line control of locomotion: Steering a slalom course. Conference of Vision Science Society.

Teaching

Instructor at TU-Darmstadt:

Experimental psychology practice

Teaching assistant at Brown University:

Computational vision
Laboratory in cognitive science
Elementary psychology
Introduction to sleep