Michael Beyeler

Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Beyeler leads the Bionic Vision Lab at UC Santa Barbara, an interdisciplinary research group interested in the computational modeling of human, animal, computer, and prosthetic vision to elucidate the science behind bionic technologies that may one day restore useful vision to people living with incurable blindness. His group combines expertise in computer science/engineering, neuroscience, and psychology. Research projects in the lab range from predicting neurophysiological data with deep learning to building biophysical models of electrical brain stimulation, and from studying perception in people with visual impairment to developing prototypes of novel visual accessibility aids using virtual and augmented reality.

He is Associate Director of the UCSB Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior (ReCVEB) and recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award as well as the prestigious DP2 New Innovator Award.


  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Neuroengineering
  • Computer Vision
  • VR/AR
  • Assistive Technologies