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(Updated May 2017)

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. Student, Cognition and Neuroscience, 2017 (expected)
The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
Supervisor: Dr. Alice O’Toole
Dissertation: Role of contrast and context in face identification accuracy

M.S., Cognition and Neuroscience, 2015
The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

B.S., Psychology, 2011
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Magna Cum Laude

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Graduate Research Assistant, Aug. 2012 – Present
Supervisor: Dr. Alice O’Toole

Consulting Research Assistant, Aug. 2015 – May 2016
Statistical analysis for fMRI study
Supervisors: Drs. Daniel Krawczyk and Leanne Young
The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

Research Assistant, June 2011 – Aug. 2012
Supervisor: Dr. James Pomerantz
Rice University, Houston, TX

Undergraduate Research Scholar, Jan. 2010 – May 2011
Supervisor: Dr. Takashi Yamuachi
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Thesis: Effects of labels on perception and its relation to visual working
memory, implicit beliefs, and metacognitive ability

PUBLICATIONS
Hahn, C. A., & O’Toole, A. J. (2017). Recognizing approaching walkers: Neural decoding of person familiarity in cortical areas responsive to face, bodies, and biological motion. NeuroImage. 146, 859-868. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.10.042

Hahn, C. A., O’Toole, A.J., & Phillips, P. J. (2016). Dissecting the time course of person recognition in natural viewing environments. British Journal of Psychology. 107(1), 117-134. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12125

Hill, M. Q., Streuber, S., Hahn, C. A., Black, M. J., & O’Toole, A. J. (2016). Creating body shapes from verbal descriptions by linking similarity spaces. Psychological Science. 27(11), 1486-1497. doi: 10.1177/0956797616663878

Streuber, S., Quiros-Ramirez, M. A., Hill, M. Q., Hahn, C. A., Zuffi, S., O’Toole, A., & Black, M. J. (2016). Body Talk : Crowdshaping Realistic 3D Avatars with Words. ACM Trans. Graph. (Proc. SIGGRAPH). 35(4), 54:1-54:14.

White, D., Phillips, P.J., Hahn, C.A., Hill, M., & O’Toole, A.J. (2015) Perceptual expertise in forensic facial image comparison. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 282(1814), 1814-1822. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1292

TALKS
*Streuber, S., Quiros-Rameirez, M. A., Hill, M. Q., Hahn, C. A., Zuffi, S., O’Toole, A. & Black, M. J. (2016). Crowd-shaping realistic 3D avatars with words. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 35, 54:1-54:14.

*Hahn, C. A., O’Toole, A. J., & Phillips, P.J. (2015). Decoding neural activity in response to approaching familiar and unfamiliar people in face and body selective areas. Talk presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

*Hahn, C. A., O’Toole, A. J., & Phillips, P.J. (2015). Classifying neural responses to approaching familiar and unfamiliar people in face and body selective areas. Talk presented at the Developmental, Cognitive, and Social/Personality Brownbag Series, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX.

*Hill, M., Streuber S., Hahn C. A., Black, M., O’Toole, A. J. (2015). Exploring the relationship between body shapes and descriptions by linking similarity spaces. Talk presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

*Hahn, C.A. (2015). Forensic examiners’ performance on facial comparisons. Talk presented at the Developmental, Cognitive, and Social/Personality Brownbag Series, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX.

*White, D., Phillips, J.P., Hahn, C. A., Hill, M. Q., Towler, A., Kemp, R. & O’Toole, A.J. (2014). Inversion effects in forensic facial image examiners. Configural Processing Consortium Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

*White, D., Phillips, J.P., Hahn, C. A., Hill, M. Q. & O’Toole, A.J. (2014). Expertise in facial image comparison. Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

*Hahn, C.A., O’Toole, A.J., Phillips, P.J., (2014). Contributing factors of person recognition in natural environments. Talk presented at ARMADILLO, Norman, OK.

*Hahn, C.A., O’Toole, A. J., & Phillips, P. J. (2014). Contributing factors to human performance of person recognition from videos. Talk presented at the 11th Annual Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication, Alghero, Italy.

*Hahn, C.A. (2014). Characteristics of person recognition in natural environments. Talk presented at the Developmental, Cognitive, and Social/Personality Brownbag Series, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX.

*Cragin, A. I., Hahn, C. A., & Pomerantz, J.R. (2012). Emergent Features Predict Grouping in Search and Classification Tasks. Talk presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, FL.

Cragin, A. I., Sparck, E. M., Hahn, C. A., & *Pomerantz, J. R. (2011). Indicating direction efficiently: A few pointers. Talk presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Seattle,WA.

*Yu, N. Y., *Hahn, C. A., & *Yamauchi, T. (2011). Arbitrary labels can change similarities of ethnic faces. Invited talk presented at Race and Ethnic Studies Institute. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

*Hahn, C. A., Yamauchi, T., & Yu, N. Y. (2011). The power of labels and the people they influence. Talk presented at the 14th annual Student Research Week, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

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POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Jeckeln, G., Noyes, E., Hahn, C. A., O’Toole, A. J., & Phillips, P. J. (2017). Does social collaboration benefit face-matching accuracy over simply fusing individuals’ responses? Poster presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. St. Pete Beach, FL.

Hahn, C. A., O’Toole, A. J., & Phillips, P. J. (2015).  Classifying neural responses to familiar and unfamiliar people over viewing distances in face and body selective areas. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. St. Pete Beach, FL.

Hahn, C. A., O’Toole, A. J., & Phillips, P. J. (2014). Contributing factors to human performance of person recognition from videos. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication. Alghero, Italy.

Hahn, C. A., Phillips, P. J., & O’Toole, A. J. (2014). Contributing factors of person recognition in natural environments. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. St. Pete Beach, FL.

Hill, M. Q., Hahn, C. A., & O’Toole, A. J. (2014). A perceptual space for describing human bodies . Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. St. Pete Beach, FL.

Hahn, C. A., O’Toole, A. J., & Phillips, P. J. (2014). Recognizing whole people in natural environments. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Austin, TX.

Hahn, C. A., Hart, E., Flanagan, K., Phillips, P. J., & O’Toole, A. J. (2013). Time course of person recognition in a naturalistic environment. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, FL.

Orsten, K. D., Hahn, C. A., & Pomerantz, J. R. (2012). Pattern-breaking Pop Out: Further preliminary evidence in support of the Theory of Basic Gestalts. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting on Object Perception, Attention and Memory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Lara, F., Hahn, C. A., Yu, N. Y., Yamauchi, T. (2012). Arbitrary labels can change similarity judgments of human faces. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Sapporo, Japan.

Hahn, C. A., Cragin, A. I., & Pomerantz, J. R. (2012).  The Role of Perceptual Features vs. Learned Associations in Utilizing Directional Indicators. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Naples, FL

Cragin, A. I., Hahn, C. A., & Pomerantz, J. R. (2011). Emergent features predict grouping of line segments. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Conference on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory. Seattle,WA.

Hahn, C. A., Yamauchi, T., & Yu, N. Y. (2011). Influence of implicit Beliefs and visual working memory on label use. Poster presented the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Boston, MA.

TEACHING
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Summer, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience

AWARDS
Redeker Fellowship Award, 2016
$5000 awarded to support outstanding doctoral students for research related expenses, The University of Texas at Dallas

IEEE Travel Grant, 2014
$1500 awarded to cover travel costs to the 11th Summer School
for Advance Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication.
Alghero, Italy

Glasscock Ad Hoc Undergraduate Research Award, 2011
$750 awarded to cover travel costs to 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Boston, MA.

AD HOC REVIEWER
Association for Psychological Science: Student Grant Competition (2016), Visual Cognition (2016), Association for Psychological Science: Student Research Award (2016), The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (2015), EuroAsianPacificJoint Conference on Cognitive Science (2015), Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (2015), National Institute of Standards and Technology (2014)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
FreeSurfer Course in Boston, MA, 2016
11th Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for
Secure Authentication,
2014

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Vision Sciences Society (2013-present), Association for Psychological Science (2015), Society for Neuroscience (2015-present), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (2013-2014), Cognitive Science Society (2011)