Bart Anderson is a professor of Psychology at the University of Sydney. His work is aimed at explaining why things look the way they do. Therefore, his main area of research focuses on understanding perception, especially visual appearance, including perceptual organization, segmentation, grouping, and the recovery of surface attributes (color, material composition, shape, etc.).
Bart Anderson received a PhD from Vanderbilt University in 1990. After postdoctoral fellowships with Ken Nakayama at Harvard University and Bela Julesz at Rutgers University, he worked at MIT until 2003 before taking a job at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the Australian Research Council since taking up his current Professorial appointment at the University of Sydney in 2008.