Michael Beyeler

Michael Beyeler

CRML Affiliated Faculty

Assistant Professor, Computer Science


Bionic Vision Lab


Michael Beyeler directs the interdisciplinary [Bionic Vision Lab](https://bionicvisionlab.org) at UC Santa Barbara. His research focuses on the development of novel methods and algorithms to interface sight recovery technologies such as retinal implants ('bionic eye') with the human visual system, with the ultimate goal of restoring useful vision to the blind. Research in his lab combines methods from computational neuroscience and machine learning with human-computer interaction and visual psychophysics.



Michael Beyeler is Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Psychological & Brain Sciences. He received a PhD in Computer Science from UC Irvine as well as a BS in Electrical Engineering and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to joining UCSB, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the labs of Ione Fine (Psychology, Institute for Neuroengineering) and Ariel Rokem (eScience Institute) at the University of Washington, where he developed computational models of bionic vision. Beyeler is Associate Director of the UCSB Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior (ReCVEB) and recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pathway to Independence Award.