Oliva Lab (MIT): MIT's Speerspitze in terms of computational vision.
Palmer Lab (Berkeley): Palmer's book inspired my object recognition studies.
Glaser Lab (Berkeley): also working with propagating maps.
Rufin van Rullen (CNRS): also studying intensively visual recognition.
Richard Hahnloser (ETH): neurophysiology in song birds, network models.
Gabriel Kreiman (Harvard): neurophysiology and bioinformatics.
Giacomo Indiveri (ETH): neuromorphic engineering.
Shimon Ullman (Weizman): also working on structural variability.
Seung Lab (MIT): cortical neurophysiology, network models.
Lowe David (Brit Columbia): a guru in computer vision.