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Köppen Award 2015 for Machine Learning in Climate Research

  • 09 December 2015

Excellent doctoral dissertation

Dr. Jakob Zscheischler is to receive this year’s Wladimir Peter Köppen Award. The Cluster of Excellence CliSAP selected the mathematician for his excellent doctoral dissertation submitted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) in 2014. His work was rated trendsetting by the jurors who found its thematic and methodical approach particularly original. Jakob Zscheischler completed his dissertation in Germany at the German Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen.

Jakob Zscheischler

NIPS Oral for Maren Mahsereci

  • 01 December 2015

PhD student will present her work on optimization for deep learning

Maren Mahsereci's paper on probabilistic line searches for stochastic optimization has been selected for a full oral presentation at the flagship conference of machine learning.

Maren Mahsereci Philipp Hennig

Inauguration of the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems

  • 30 November 2015

Inauguration Ceremony in Tübingen

(From left to right): Prof. Dr. Bradley Nelson (ETH Zürich), Dr. Stefan Schaal (MPI for Intelligent Systems), Christine Schraner Burgener (Swiss Ambassador to Germany), Prof. Dr. Lino Guzella (President ETH Zürich), Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann (President Max Planck Society), Theresia Bauer (Science Minister of Baden-Württemberg), Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf MPI for Intelligent Systems and Co-Director of the CLS), Prof. Dr. Thomas Hofmann (ETH Zürich, Co-Director of the CLS).

Learning Control Workshop

  • 11 November 2015

Researchers from ETH Zürich and MPI for Intelligent Systems come together to exchange ideas and discuss challenges for Learning Control

Albeit Learning Control is not uniquely defined, we understand Learning Control as the rather broad research area that lies at the intersection of Machine Learning and Automatic Control. This includes, but is not limited to data-driven approaches for control design, adaptive control, dual control, machine learning for control, online learning, active learning for control, reinforcement learning, and applications of learning control.

Melanie Zeilinger Ludovic Righetti Sebastian Trimpe

One of the best science videos of the year!

  • 03 November 2015

2nd prize at the "Fast Forward Science 2015" Competition

The movie "Light gets on your nerves" was financed and coordinated by the Max Planck Society and pictures the research of the Brain-Computer-Interfaces group at our institute.

Sebastian Weichwald Timm Meyer Moritz Grosse-Wentrup Bernhard Schölkopf Tatiana Fomina

Surprise at the nanoscale: Silicon atoms jump after contact with metal

  • 28 October 2015

Max Planck researchers from Stuttgart reveal unknown behaviour of semi-conductors at the nanoscale

T3 Award at MPI.IS

  • 28 October 2015

"Thesis in 3"

Presenting research in a clear, concise and coherent way is an important skill for a successful academic career. Young researchers at MPI.IS were invited to show that they are able to summarise their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD thesis or Postdoc project in three minutes and a maximum of three slides and win this year’s MPI IS “Thesis in Three” Award. The goal is to present their project, its context and significance in a general and understandable way, so any person regardless of their academic background can understand it.

Vinay Jayaram Leonardo Casarsa Azevedo

Roof topping ceremony

  • 27 October 2015

New building in Tübingen

The celebration of the roof topping ceremony ("Richtfest") on October 27, 2015 marked an important milestone for our institute. We were blessed with great weather, smiling robots and lot´s of interested people.

Max Planck researchers present intelligent material systems at the 1st Kármán Conference

  • 23 October 2015

Identifying the frontiers of science for the development of complex, adaptive material systems was the key focus of the five-day Kármán Conference ‘From molecular materials to complex adaptive systems’, which took place in Kasteel Vaalsbroek (Vaals /NL) last week. Being jointly organized by DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, RWTH Aachen University and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Stuttgart), the conference comprised a series of lectures given by international pioneers in this highly active field of research. Representing the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Stuttgart), Metin Sitti, Laura Na Liu, Peer Fischer and Heike Böhm have been involved as speakers.

Peer Fischer Laura Na Liu Metin Sitti

Ali Osman Ulusoy, Andreas Geiger and Michael Black receive 3DV 2015 Best Paper Award

  • 22 October 2015

Ali Osman Ulusoy, Andreas Geiger and Michael Black receive the Best Paper Award at this years 3D Vision Conference for their paper "Towards Probabilistic Volumetric Reconstruction using Ray Potentials".

Osman Ulusoy Andreas Geiger Michael Black