Re: [visionlist] [cvnet] Bosco Tjan

Bosco was great. I had the pleasure of engaging in a long phone conversation with him a few years ago about the perception of faces in visual periphery and the potential influence of spatial frequency. I was shocked when I read the news and I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. 

Along those lines, could those of you who are more in the loop on this continue to forward the group any new information about his PhD student’s motivation for killing him? (If any is released.) It doesn’t seem to be making national news.  I want/need to know how and why this happened. 

For the members of Bosco’s lab who are subscribed to this list, I’m so sorry.   Not only must this be shocking, but it also throws one heck of a monkey wrench into your career development.  I hope there is a way for you to be able to finish out your and Bosco’s work. As a community, we would all like to see the outcome of his lab’s most recent research. If we are considering holding a special session dedicated to him, then it’d be nice if some of this could be included.  And if we are serious about the idea of holding a discussion on mental health, wellness and violence in the workplace at the next VSS, then it would be nice if it could include the thoughts of members of Bosco’s lab. (If they are willing to share.)

Best wishes,

Pam Pallett

On Sun, Dec 4, 2016, 8:29 PM Lawrence K Cormack wrote:

Bosco represented the very best of us.  He was kind, generous, and extremely bright and creative.  He didn’t have a confrontational or arrogant aspect to his personality at all, and interacted with students and senior colleagues in exactly the same way: with respect, and with the search for the truth as the prime objective.  He was truly a joy to have as a colleague.  I am heartsick for his wife and son.  This is such a senseless tragedy.

Something at VSS, either this year or next, would indeed be a very good thing to do.

On Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 3:10 PM, Basso, Michele wrote:

That’s a great idea. I would be happy to help too.
Michele A. Basso

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