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Vision Science Research Center School of Optometry | School of Medicine

Research Programming & Computational Analysis Core

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Core Director
Crawford Downs, PhD
Associate Core Director
Rafael Grytz, PhD
Laboratory Manager
Chester Calvert 

Database Analyst
Liyan Gao, PhD


Location & Contact
VH L-106-C / VH L-106-E
Phone: (205) 215-3868
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The Research Programming & Computational Analysis Core offers researchers a comprehensive programming and image analysis service where custom image analysis routines and standalone programs can be developed for individual project needs by highly trained personnel. The Core also develops the control software that allows custom instrumentation to be interfaced with computers in the laboratory setting, which is typically achieved using LabVIEW, Java, C, C++, Matlab, and other languages   ZStim GUI
    User interface of one of the completed and actively supported instrument control systems

The main goal of the Research Programming & Computational Analysis Core is to provide assistance in configuring software and hardware to ensure that computer equipment meets all requirements for proper execution of vision science experiments and other research related activities. The Research Programming & Computational Analysis Core works closely with investigators and collaborates with other cores to design and develop custom commercially unavailable software required to manage experimental equipment, to process experiment data.

Services include:
  • Development of custom, specialized software
  • Development of customized hardware/software interfaces and instrument control systems
  • Website authoring, hosting and development of web applications
  • Development and maintenance of online scheduling services for shared instrumentation


MacPro, Work Stations, Linux Servers, Color Scanner, Color Laser Printer, Slide/Film Scanner

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