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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, former chairperson (2017-2020) of the Department of Computer Science, and the founding and acting 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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+ 972 8 647 7650
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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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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.

August 2020
New preprint upload to arXiv
P. Harel and O. Ben-Shahar, Lazy caterer jigsaw puzzles: Models, properties, and a mechanical system-based solver.

July 2020
New paper published in NTIRE 2020
B. Arad, R. Timofte, O. Ben-Shahar, and coauthors, NTIRE 2020 Challenge on Spectral Reconstruction from RGB Images.

July 2020
New paper accepted for publication in Scientific Reports
E. Vinepinsky, L. Cohen, S. Perchik, O. Ben-Shahar, O. Donchin, and R. Segev, Representation of Edges, Head Direction, and Swimming Kinematics in the Brain of Freely-Navigating Fish.

April 2020
New paper published in the Journal of Neurophysiology
A. Dutta, T. Lev-Ari, O. Barzilay, R. Mairon, A. Wolf, O. Ben-Shahar, and Y. Gutfreund, Self-motion trajectories can facilitate orientation based figure-ground segregation.

February 2020
New paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Field Robotics
Development of a Sweet Pepper Harvesting Robot.

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