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I obtained my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel, and my M.Phil and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Computational Vision from Yale University, CT, USA. In October 2004 I joined the Computer Science Department at Ben Gurion University, where I also founded and direct the Interdisciplinary Computational Vision Laboratory. Although focusing on computational vision, my interests span all aspects of theoretical, experimental, and applied vision sciences, and their relationship to cognitive science as a whole. In particular, I am interested in:

  • Theoretical Computational Vision
  • Human Perception and Visual Psychophysics
  • Visual Computational Neuroscience
  • Animal Vision
  • Biologically Inspired Robot Vision
  • Applied Computer Vision for Robotics
I am always looking for excellent graduate students to join my group. If any of the vision sciences catches your imagination and research is your passion, I will be happy to chat with you about the opportunities in the lab. Outstanding undergraduate students looking for a senior project are welcome also.


+ 972 8 647 7868

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+ 972 8 647 7975

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+ 972 8 647 7650
(ATT: Ohad Ben-Shahar)


Prof. Ohad Ben-Shahar
Computer Science Dep.
Ben-Gurion University
P.O.Box. 653
Beer-Sheva, 84105


BGU Campus, Building 37, Office 114


Jan 2015
New paper accepted for publication in Nature Comminucations
M. Ben-Tov, O. Donchin, O. Ben-Shahar*, and R. Segev*, Pop-out in Visual Search of Moving Targets in the Archer Fish.

Jan 2015
New paper accepted for publication in Vision Research
D.N. Dovencioglu, M.W. Wijntjes, O. Ben-Shahar, and K. Doerschner, Effects of surface reflectance on local second order shape estimation in dynamic scenes.

Nov 2014
New grant awarded under the Horizon 2020 ICT program
Sweet Pepper Harvesting Robot (SWEEPER). Start date Feb 1, 2015.

July 2014
New paper accepted for publication in CONTACT (ECCV Worskhop)
I. Kadar and O. Ben-Shahar, SceneNet: A Perceptual Ontology for Scene Understanding.

July 2014
New paper accepted for publication in ECCV
R. Meiron and O. Ben-Shahar, A Closer Look at Context: From Coxels to the Contextual Emergence of Object Saliency.

July 2014
New paper accepted for publication in ECCV
E. Barnea and O. Ben-Shahar, Depth Based Object Detection from Partial Pose Estimation of Symmetric Objects.

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