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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

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+ 972 8 647 7975

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+ 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 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.

April 2016
New grant awarded from the Monistry of Science, Technology, and Space
An Autonomous service robot for elderly users with limited mobility and vision. Start date May 1, 2015.

Sep 2015
New paper accepted for publication in Journal of Vision
J. Orlowski, C. Beissel, F. Rohn, Y. Adato, H. Wagner, and O. Ben-Shahar Visual pop-out in barn owls: Human-like behavior in the avian brain.

Aug 2015
New paper accepted for publication in Sensors
R. Berenstein, M. Hocevar, T. Godesa, Y. Edan, and O. Ben-Shahar Distance Dependent Multimodal Image Registration for Agriculture Tasks.

July 2015
New grant awarded from the Israeli Science Foundation
Visuo-motor adaptation without a cortex: how does the archer fish solve the refraction problem?. PIs: Ronen Segev, Opher Donchin, and Ohad Ben-Shahar Start date October 1, 2015.

May 2015
New MAGNET grant awarded from the Ministry of Inductry and Trade
OMEK (Depth) - Technologies for acquisition and processing of 3D information. Start date June 1, 2015.

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