Ph.D Student wins prestigious award

Yixun Xia

Yixun Xia, who goes by the English name of Sunshine, is a student who is performing her sensory Ph.D thesis research in Professor Mike OMahonys laboratory. She is visiting the lab for two years from Jiangnan University in Wuxi, China. She has just been awarded the meritorious Institute for Perception prize for her research in Davis. This is an international prize. Last years recipient was from Spain and the year before it was awarded to a student from Denmark; she will be the first Chinese person to receive this award. She was awarded the prize because of her breakthrough research into preference and difference testing. The award ceremony will be in November. 

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