Arash Akbarinia

Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10F

Giessen D-35394, Germany

+49 641 99 26109

I am a research scientist at the Department of Psychology, Justus-Liebig Giessen University.

I wonder what makes us different from robots. We’re intelligent biological animals with an immense imaginative perceptual capability. Machines match this intelligence on various isolated functions and I believe, soon, they reach our creative perception. That’s my research interest.

I work at this multidisciplinary domain of brains, minds and machines aiming to answer how complex behaviour arises from neuronal activity. I compare neural networks of two organisations: biological versus artificial.

My focus is visual information processing: oscillating in-between psychophysics of visual perception and computational modelling of vision.


Jan 14, 2021 Our new article DeepTouch just got published in Scientific Report.
Dec 1, 2020 Talking about Contrast Sensitivity in DNNs at NIP’s Colloquium.
Nov 19, 2020 Today I’m giving an invited online talk at Machala University for the Science Week.
Nov 18, 2020 The UAB Computer Science Committee gave me the Spatial Award for Doctoral Studies! :mortar_board: :smile:

selected publications

  1. Vis. Res.
    Deciphering image contrast in object classification deep networks
    Akbarinia, Arash, and Gil-Rodrı́guez, Raquel
    Vision Research 2020
  2. TPAMI
    Colour constancy beyond the classical receptive field
    Akbarinia, Arash, and Parraga, C Alejandro
    IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 2017