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The National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sent a film crew to UCSB to document the work we do as part of our NIH DP2 New Innovator Award.

Our latest work yields state-of-the-art predictions of primary visual cortex (V1) activity in mouse and monkey, plus a new way to optimize stimulation protocols for visual prostheses.

Prof. Beyeler receives $1.5 million NIH Director’s New Innovator award to enable a Smart Bionic Eye

The work of Ashley Bruce, CS’s Outstanding MS Student of the Year awardee, was highlighted in MICCAI Daily magazine.

With the academic year coming to a close, the work of multiple Bionic Vision Lab members was recognized by UCSB campus-wide as well as national awards.

What is the required stimulus to produce a desired percept? Our latest work on deep learning-based stimulus optimization was featured in a news article by TechXplore.

Prof. Beyeler was mentioned in a recent article by The Guardian.

Prof. Beyeler was featured in a Giz Asks article about the prospect of using brain-machine interfaces to directly write in information to the brain.

Our recent research was featured in NVIDIA’s I AM AI trailer, premiered at NVIDIA GTC 2021

Instead of focusing on one day restoring ‘natural’ vision, we may be better off thinking about how to create ‘practical’ and ‘useful’ artificial vision now.

Prof. Beyeler talks about how bionic vision, as sci-fi as it sounds, is already helping to restore vision to the blind.

In UCSB’s College of Engineering, the phrase ‘reverse engineering the brain’ tends to relate to emerging technologies in neural networks and new machine-learning models that function more like the human brain.

Michael Beyeler recently sat down with PCMag to talk about bionic vision and his move to UC Santa Barbara.