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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 Ben Gurion University, where I am a professor of Compuer Science, head of the School of Brain Sciences and Cognition, former chairperson (2017-2020) of the Department of Computer Science, and the founding director of 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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Prof. Ohad Ben-Shahar
Computer Science Dep.
Ben-Gurion University
P.O.Box. 653
Beer-Sheva, 84105


BGU Campus, Building 37, Office 114


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December 2021
New paper accepted for publication in Scientific Reports
Y. Koren, R. Mairon, I. Sofer, Y. Parmet, O. Ben-Shahar, and S. Bar-Haim, Vision, Cognition and Walking Stability in Young Adults.

December 2021
New extended preprint upload to arXiv
P. Harel and O. Ben-Shahar, Pictorial and apictorial polygonal jigsaw puzzles: The lazy caterer model, properties, and solvers.

December 2021
New paper accepted for publication in Behavioural Brain Research
S. Givon, M. Samina, O. Ben-Shahar, and R. Segev, From Fish out of Water to New Insights on Navigation Mechanisms in Animals.

March 2021
New paper accepted for publication in CAIP 2021
M. Khoroshiltseva, B. Vardi, A. Torcinovich, A. Traviglia, O. Ben-Shahar, and M. Pelillo, Jigsaw Puzzle Solving as a Consistent Labeling Problem.

March 2021
New paper accepted for publication in CVPR 2021
P. Harel and O. Ben-Shahar, Crossing cuts polygonal puzzles: Models and Solvers.

February 2021
A new abstract to be presented at VSS 2021
R. Mairon O. Ben-Shahar, Rethinking the center bias: from fixations to saccades.

January 2021
New paper accepted for publication in Royal Society Open Science
Y. Koren, R. Mairon, I. Sofer, Y. Parmet, O. Ben-Shahar, and S. Bar-Haim, Gazing Down Increases Standing and Walking Postural Steadiness.

December 2020
A New grant awarded under the H2020 FET Open Call,
Reconstructing the Past: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Meet Cultural Heritage.

October 2020
New manuscript published as an entry to the Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior
O. Ben-Shahar and R. Segev, Feature integration theory.

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