Current Title

Assistant Professor

Research Group

locationSanta Barbara, CA, USA

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Michael Beyeler directs the Bionic Vision Lab at UC Santa Barbara.
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.
He 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.


  • PhD, Computer Science, University of California, Irvine (2016)
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2011)
  • BS, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2009)

Honors & Awards

  • DP2 New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health (2022)
  • K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, National Institutes of Health (2018)