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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 or research internships 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

  iCVL Lab:

BGU Campus, Building 37, Lab -103 (one floor below ground gloor)


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May 2024
New paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Field Robotics
I. Git, M. Samina, S. Givon, R. Segev, M. Kiflawi, and O. Ben-Shahar, Acoustic tracking of moving marine targets using a single autonomous surface receiver .

March 2024
New paper accepted for publication in the International Journal of Computer Vision
P. Harel, O.I. Shahar and O. Ben-Shahar, Pictorial and apictorial polygonal jigsaw puzzles from arbitrary number of crossing cuts.

January 2024
New paper accepted for publication in the The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
E. Amar and O. Ben-Shahar, Image Synthesis for Solar Flare Prediction.

August 2023
A new abstract to be presented at ECVP 2023
M. Lellouch and O. Ben-Shahar, Fixational Eye Movements as Bio Markers of Visual Acuity.

January 2023
New paper accepted for publication in VISAPP 2023
B. Vardi, A. Torcinovich, M. Khoroshiltseva, M. Pelillo, and O. Ben-Shahar, Multi-Phase Relaxation Labeling for Square Jigsaw Puzzle Solving.

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