Marina Zannoli

Program Manager, Facebook AI

marinazannoli[hat!]gmail.com

I tell stories about AI.

Professional experience

2020 –

Program manager, Facebook AI, Redmond, WA

2017 – 2020

Research scientist manager, Facebook Reality Labs, Redmond, WA

2015 – 2017

Research scientist, Facebook Reality Labs, Redmond, WA

2012 - 2015

Postdoctoral researcher (advisor: M. Banks), University of California, Berkeley

2014

Scientific collaborator, Samsung Electronics America & University of California, Berkeley

2012 - 2013

Scientific collaborator, ESPN & University of California, Berkeley

2007 - 2012

Graduate student (advisor: P. Mamassian), Université René Descartes (France)

2010 - 2012

Graduate intern and collaborator (advisor: D. Alais), University of Sydney (Australia)

July 2008

Research assistant (advisors: A. Parker & H. Bridge), University of Oxford (UK)

February 2008

Clinical internship in neuro-imaging (advisor: E.-A. Cabanis), XV-XX Hospital of Ophthalmology (France)

Education

2012 - 2015

Postdoctoral researcher, School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley

Funding: ESPN, Samsung Electronics America, Oculus Research

2009 - 2012

PhD in Cognitive Science (advisor: P. Mamassian), Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Université Paris Descartes (France)

Thesis: Organization of tridimensional audio-visual space

Funding: Graduate fellowship 'Cognition & Human Behavior'

2007 - 2009

Master degree in Cognitive Science (advisor: P. Mamassian), Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Université Paris Descartes & ENS & EHESS (France)

Thesis: Combination of da Vinci stereopsis and perceptual transparency for depth perception

Funding: Scholarship from Electricité de France

2004 - 2007

Bachelor degree in Psychology, Université Paris Descartes (France)

Research

Peer-reviewed publications

Ratnam, K., Konrad, R., Lanman, D., & Zannoli, M. (2019). Retinal image quality in near-eye pupil-steered systems. Optics Express, 27(26), 38289-38311.

Schuetz, I., Murdison, T. S., MacKenzie, K., Zannoli, M. (2019). An Explanation for Fitts’ Law-like Performance in Gaze-Based Selection Tasks Using a Psychophysics Approach. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1-13.

Mercier, O., Sulai, Y., Mackenzie, K., Zannoli, M., Hillis, J., Nowrouzezahrai, D., & Lanman, D. (2017). Fast gaze-contingent optimal decompositions for multifocal displays. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 36(6), 237.

Zannoli, M., & Banks, M. S. (2017). The perceptual consequences of curved screens. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP), 15(1), 6.

Sankaran, N., Hillis, J., Zannoli, M., & Mehra, R. (2016). Perceptual thresholds of spatial audio update latency in virtual auditory and audiovisual environments. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(4), 3008-3008.

Zannoli, M., Love, G. D., Narain, R., & Banks, M. S. (2016). Blur and the perception of depth at occlusions. Journal of Vision, 16(6):17, 1–25.

Zannoli, M., Cass, J., Alais, D., & Mamassian, P. (2012). Disparity-based stereomotion detectors are poorly suited to track 2D motion. Journal of Vision, 12(11):15, 1–9.

Zannoli, M., Cass, J., Mamassian, P., & Alais, D. (2012). Synchronized audio-visual transients drive efficient visual search for motion-in-depth. PLoS One, 7(5), e37190.

Zannoli, M., & Mamassian, P. (2011). The role of transparency in da Vinci stereopsis. Vision Research, 51(20), 2186-2197.

Conference abstracts

Patney, A., Zannoli, M., Kim, J., Konrad, R., Steinicke, F., & Banks, M. S. (2018, August). Applications of vision science to virtual and augmented reality. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Courses (p. 8). ACM.

Patney, A., Zannoli, M., Koulieris, G. A., Kim, J., Wetzstein, G., & Steinicke, F. (2017). Applications of visual perception to virtual reality rendering. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Sulai, Y., Geng, Y., Mercier, O., Zannoli, M., MacKenzie, K., Hillis, J., ... & McEldowney, S. (2017, June). Optics and perception in virtual reality. In 3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications (pp. DTu4F-3). Optical Society of America.

Mehra, R., Nicholls, A., Begault, D., & Zannoli, M. (2016). Comparison of localization performance with individualized and non-individualized head-related transfer functions for dynamic listeners. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(4), 2956-2957.

Zannoli, M., & Banks, M. (2015). Perceptual Consequences of Curved Screens. Journal of vision, 15(12), 1076-1076.

Zannoli, M., Albert, R. A., Bulbul, A., Narain, R., O’Brien, J. F., & Banks, M. (2014). Correct blur and accommodation information is a reliable cue to depth ordering. Journal of Vision, 14(10), 138-138.

Zannoli, M., & Banks, M. (2013). A Bayesian approach to half-occlusions. Perception ECVP abstract, 42, 122-122.

Zannoli, M., & Mamassian, P. (2012). The effect of expectancies on stereoacuity. Journal of Vision, 12(9), 217-217.

Zannoli, M., & Mamassian, P. (2012). The effect of audio–visual expectancies on stereoacuity. Seeing and Perceiving, 25, 160-160.

Zannoli, M., Cass, J., Alais, D., & Mamassian, P. (2011). Temporal integration of auditory stimulation and binocular disparity signals. i-Perception, 2(8), 897-897.

Zannoli, M., Cass, J., Mamassian, P., & Alais, D. (2011). Synchronized audio-visual transients drive efficient visual search for motion-in-depth. Journal of Vision, 11(11), 792-792.

Zannoli, M., & Mamassian, P. (2010). Combination of da Vinci stereopsis and Metelli's transparency in depth perception. Journal of Vision, 10(7), 44-44.

Invited talks

Vision Science for Virtual Reality Displays, Guest Lecture in Virtual Reality Systems Course, University of Washington, 2020.

Perception-centered development of AR/VR displays, American Association of Optometry (Orlando, FA), 2019.

Perception-centered development of AR/VR displays, Twenty-seventh Color and Imaging Conference (Paris, France), 2019.

Perception-centered development of AR/VR displays, IEEE MIPR (San Jose, CA), 2019.

Perception-centered development of AR/VR displays, Frontiers in Virtual Reality 31st CVS Symposium (Rochester, NY), 2018.

Understanding Natural Statistics of the Visual World to Support Immersive Experiences in AR/VR, Wavefront Congress (Denver, CO), 2018.

Why Virtual (& Augmented) Reality is Hard, University of Washington, 2016.

Depth Perception from Monocular Occlusion, Pixar animation studios, 2013.

Binocular Vision & 3D Auditory Cues, R&D Institute, Technicolor France, 2009.

Patents

Mercier, O., Sulai, Y. N. B., MacKenzie, K. J., Zannoli, M., Hillis, J., Nowrouzezahrai, D., & Lanman, D. R. (2019). U.S. Patent No. 10,389,996. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Nicholls, W. A., Zannoli, M., Lanman, D. R., & Trail, N. D. (2019). U.S. Patent No. 10,379,356. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Lanman, D. R., Nicholls, W. A., Zannoli, M., MacKenzie, K. J., Hillis, J., Sulai, Y. N. B., & Mercier, O. (2018). U.S. Patent Application No. 15/900,739.

Popular science publications

Zannoli, M. Virtual Reality headsets, a technological challenge (original title: Les casques de réalité virtuelle, un défi technologique), Science et Avenir (France), September 2015.

Zannoli, M., Virtual Reality: back to the future or present with no tomorrow? (original title: Réalité virtuelle: retour vers le futur ou présent sans lendemain?), Games #9 (France), September-November 2015.

Zannoli, M., & Banks, M. S. State of the Arc: Curved Screens Are Here, But Why? Sound & Vision, June 2015.

Peer-review

Journal of Vision, Perception, IEEE VR.

Academic Funding

Perceptual Consequences of Curved Screens (with M. Banks), Samsung Electronics America, 2014.

Adjusting Focal Length to Create Natural-Looking Video (with M. Banks), ESPN, 2012-2013.

Graduate fellowship - 'Cognition & Human Behavior' graduate school, Université René Descartes (France), 2010-2012.

Master scholarship, Electricité de France, 2008-2009.

Awards

Graduate School (Université Paris Descartes, France) best dissertation award, 2012.

International Multisensory Research Forum conference Student award, 2011.

Teaching

Tools for Experimental Research (Master degree level), Cognitive Science Master (1st- and 2nd-year students), Université Paris Descartes & ENS & EHESS.

Introduction to inferential statistics, experimental methodology and experimental design

Full beginner's Matlab course: Matlab programming, Psychtoolbox, experimental programming, descriptive and inferential statistics.

Lecture: 42 hours, 1x10 students, September 2011 - May 2012.

20 hours, 1x10 students, January 2011 - May 2011.

10 hours, 1x10 students, January 2010 - May 2010.

Experimental Psychology (Bachelor degree level), Psychology Bachelor (1st-year students), Université Paris Descartes.

Practicals: 26 hours (1x2h, 13 weeks), 1x40 students, January - May 2010.

Cognitive Science: Attention, Visual perception, Modeling (Bachelor degree level), Biology Bachelor (3rd-year students), Université Paris Descartes.

Introduction to attention, visual perception, modeling & psychophysics and design and programming of experimental protocols.

Lecture: 6h (1x2h, 3 weeks), 1x40 students, March 2012.

Practicals: 9h (2x1.5h, 3 weeks), 1x40 students, March 2012. 1.5h, 1x40 students, March 2011.