Eli Peli, MSc, OD, FAAO
Board of Directors, Member
Eli Peli, MSc, OD, FAAO is the Moakley Scholar in Aging Eye Research at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Optometry at NECO. He is the director of the Vision Rehabilitation Service at Tufts-Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Peli is a Fellow of the AAO, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the Society for Information Display, and a Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineering.
Dr. Peli's principal research interests are image processing in relation to visual function and clinical psychophysics in low vision rehabilitation, image understanding and evaluation of display-vision interaction. He also maintains an interest in oculomotor control and binocular vision. Dr. Peli is a consultant to many companies in the ophthalmic instrumentation area and to manufacturers of head mounted displays (HMD). He served as a consultant on many national committees, including the National Institutes of Health, NASA AOS, Aviation Operations Systems advisory committee, U.S. Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Navy Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, U.S. Army Research Labs, and U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Dr. Peli has published more than 200 peer reviewed scientific papers and has been awarded 9 U.S. patents. He edited a book entitled Visual Models for Target Detection with special emphasis on military applications and co-authored a book entitled Driving with Confidence: A Practical Guide to Driving with Low Vision.