• PhD in Computer Science, 2027 (expected)

    University of California, Santa Barbara

  • BTech (Bachelors of Technology) in Computer Science, 2020

    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa

Project Lead

Rather than aiming to one day restore natural vision, we might be better off thinking about how to create practical and useful artificial vision now.

This research explores the integration of computer vision into various assistive devices, aiming to enhance urban navigation and environmental interaction for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

BionicVisionXR is an open-source virtual reality toolbox for simulated prosthetic vision that uses a psychophysically validated computational model to allow sighted participants to “see through the eyes” of a bionic eye recipient.

Project Affiliate

How do people’s navigatioal abilities change in stressful conditions? How can we best train them for these situations? And how can vision augmentation be employed to improve situational awareness?


We used immersive virtual reality to develop a novel behavioral paradigm to examine navigation under dynamically changing, high-stress situations.