Jennifer Y. Sun

Caltech, Mail Code 1-98
Pasadena, CA 91125

tel: (818) 395-3269 email:
fax: (818) 440-0865

Current Position

Post-doctoral Research Fellow,
Caltech Pre-College Science Initiative (CAPSI)

incorporation of computers and internet exploration into science curriculum of Eliot Middle School
supervision of 5 SURF projects involving web-based science education
collaboration with IdeaLab! in developing a website specializing in educational games and activites


Ph.D. in Biology - Systems Neurobiology
California Institute of Technology
Thesis - "Three-Dimensional Shape from Shading:
Perception and Mechanisms
Advisor - Dr. Pietro Perona, Associate Professor
Computational Neural Systems & Electrical Engineering

B.A. in Molecular Cell Biology - Neurobiology
U.C. Berkeley
GPA 3.89/4.00


Stereo, Shading, & Shape in Early Vision
J.Y. Sun & P. Perona
Perception, in press.
Where is the Sun?
J.Y. Sun & P. Perona
Joint Symposium on Neural Computation Proceedings, 1996.
Preattentive Perception of Elementary 3-D Shapes
J.Y. Sun & P. Perona
Vision Research, 36(16). 1996.
Early Computation of Shape & Reflectance in the Visual System
J.Y. Sun & P. Perona
Nature, 379(6561). 1996.
Contour & Scale Influence on Shape Perception from Shading
J.Y. Sun, A.C. Mennucci, L.F. Goncalves, & P. Perona
CNS Technical Report, 94(03). 1994.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant
upper division Neurobiology at Caltech
Fall 1991, 1993-95.
ESL Teacher
Cal-America Institute, San Marino, CA.
Summer 1991, 1992.
ESL Tutor
U.C. Berkeley Student Learning Center
Feb 1988 - May 1991.
Level Leader
ESL Tutoring Component, U.C. Berkeley
Aug 1988 - Jan 1989.

Academic Awards & Honors

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow
U. C. Berkeley Chancellor's Scholor
U. C. Berkeley Alumni Scholar
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
National Merit Scholor

(resume available in eps version)
(job application cover letter in postscript format)