Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, 2023
  • B.A., Neuroscience, Colgate University, 2015
Academic Appointments
  • Instructor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, Summer 2022;2023
  • Co-instructor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, 2021-2022
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, 2018-2021
Professional Honors
  • NIH F31-diversity fellowship, 2023
  • NIH T32 Center for Visual Science (CVS) traineeship, 2020-2023
  • Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Student, University of Rochester, 2022
  • National Eye Institute Early Career Scientist Travel Grant for Vision Science Society, 2022
  • Elsevier/Vision Research Travel Award for Vision Science Society, 2020;2021
  • NSF Research Traineeship Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (NRT-DESE), 2018-2020
Professional Affiliations
  • Vision Science Society (VSS), member

Ying has extensive experience in human behavioral research, including visual perception, decision making, math and spatial cognition, and episodic memory development across the lifespan. She uses a variety of methodological paradigms and tasks to examine perception and cognition. She applies her experience in various cognitive science topics and knowledge of different age groups to investigate and understand human behavior.

Ying has experience in research that involves designing novel tasks, working with age groups across the lifespan, and conducting short- and long-term research studies. She also uses both quantitative and qualitative approaches, including but not limited to psychophysics, reaction time, questionnaires, and cognitive assessments. Prior to joining Exponent, Ying completed her Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester. Her dissertation research examines visual perceptual decision making using both psychophysical threshold-based paradigms and reaction time coupled with the drift-diffusion model to understand the temporal properties of decision making across visual tasks and age groups. Previously, Ying was a lab manager at Temple University, where she gained research experience in conducting longitudinal studies in children investigating the relationship between math and spatial abilities, as well as episodic memory development from childhood to senescence.