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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

  Direct Fax:

+ 972 8 647 7975

  Dep. Fax:

+ 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


April 2014
Congratulations to Rotem Meiron
for submitting his M.Sc. thesis.

March 2014
A new abstract to be presented at VSS 2014
G. Nir and O. Ben-Shahar, Perceptual grouping of multiple inducers in visual completion stimuli.

March 2014
A new abstract to be presented at VSS 2014
D.N. Dövencioğlu, M.W.A. Wijntjes, O. Ben-Shahar, and K. Doerschner, Effects of reflectance and object motion in estimating 3D structure.

March 2014
Congratulations to Boaz Arad
to being accepted to the integrated track for Ph.D.

Feb 2014
Several people ffrom the iCVL participated in a Minerva School
held in Berlin and dealing with cognitive robotics,

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