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Tuebingen is a great Research City! (Video)

  • 09 September 2016

Video: Research needs Future.

One of Germany’s oldest and most renowned universities and a wide range of top-level research institutes. Together, they make Tuebingen an ideal place for science and research. They have joined forces in the Tuebingen Research Campus to further intensify their cooperation and to offer joint services to scientists interested in joining us.


NIPS workshop: Optimizing the Optimizer

  • 26 August 2016

contributions invited

Maren Mahsereci and Philipp Hennig are co-organizing a NIPS workshop (with Alex Davies at Google) on parameter inference for nonlinear optimization algorithms.

Maren Mahsereci Philipp Hennig


Congratulations

  • 10 August 2016

Debora Walker receives a Humboldt Postdoctoral fellowship to go to Harvard (August 2016).

Debora Schamel


ERC Grant

  • 05 August 2016

We are awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant (August 2016).

Peer Fischer


Setting up the Max Planck Group on Probabilistic Numerics

  • 01 August 2016

Max Planck Society funds focussed research program on uncertainty in computation

Our research group will be funded as an independent entity within the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems from December 2016. An official set-up phase starts in September 2016. This also brings an end to our beloved status as an Emmy Noether group.

Philipp Hennig


Body Talk: A New Crowdshaping Technology Uses Words to Create Accurate 3D Body Models

  • 26 July 2016

A breakthrough in our shared understanding, perception, and description of human body shape brings new alternatives to 3D body scanning

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA -- JULY 26, 2016 -- Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the University of Texas at Dallas, revealed new crowdshaping technology at SIGGRAPH 2016 that creates accurate 3D body models from 2D photos using crowdsourced linguistic descriptions of body shape. The Body Talk system takes a single photo and produces 3D body shapes that look like the person and are accurate enough to size clothing. It does this using the help of 15 volunteers who rate the body shape in the photo using 30 words or fewer. The researchers believe this technology has applications in online shopping, gaming, virtual reality and healthcare.

Michael Black Stephan Streuber Alejandra Quiros-Ramirez Silvia Zuffi


Bernhard Schölkopf has been elected member of the "Leopoldina"

  • 18 July 2016

Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences

Founded in 1652, the Leopoldina is one of the oldest academies of science in the world. It is dedicated to the advancement of science for the benefit of humankind and to the goal of shaping a better future. With some 1,500 members, the Leopoldina brings together outstanding scientists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries.

Bernhard Schölkopf


Matthias Hohmann in portrait

  • 11 July 2016

#thatsmyscience

Matthias Hohmann, PhD Student Max Placnk Institute For Intelligent Sysytems, IMPRS for cognitice and systems neuroscience

Matthias Hohmann


FAUST dataset wins the "Dataset Award" at the Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing 2016

  • 24 June 2016

The FAUST dataset wins the "Dataset Award" at the Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing 2016. The award encourages and recognises the importance of the distribution of high-quality datasets on which geometry processing algorithms are tested.

Federica Bogo Javier Romero Matthew Loper Michael Black


Humboldt fellowship

  • 20 June 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Zhiguang Wu who has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers (June 2016).

Zhiguang Wu