Lavanya Sharan was a Postdoctoral Associate at Disney Research. Her research focused on behavioral and computational techniques to study and model human visual perception. Lavanya received her Ph.D. (2009) and S.M. (2005) degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from MIT where she studied the visual perception of material properties with Ted Adelson. At Disney Research, Lavanya investigated the visual perception of human bodies and human movements with Jessica Hodgins and several other collaborators.