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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 am a professor 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

  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


June 2017
New paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Vision (JOV)
Gal Nir, Boaz Arad, and Ohad Ben-Shahar, Multi inducer grouping for curve completion: Perceptual and computational exploration.

March 2017
New paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Vision (JOV)
Dicle N. Dovencioglu, Ohad Ben-Shahar, Pascal Barla, and Katja Doerschner, Specular motion and 3D shape estimation.

Feb 2017
Our refurbished iCVL lab site is up in the air, Visit us at http:/

January 2017
Our proposal for an ECVP symposium has been accepted
Dicle N. Dovencioglu, Katja Doerschner and Ohad Ben-Shahar, Beyond translation: Image deformation and dynamics in material and shape perception.

June 2016
New paper accepted for publication in ECCV
B. Arad and O. Ben-Shahar, Sparse Recovery of Hyperspectral Signal from Natural RGB Images.

May 2016
New grant awarded from the Israeli Science Foundation
Sensing: from Minds to Machines. Workshop grant, May 2016.

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