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Xiaolong Lu receives Humboldt Research Fellowship

  • 20 March 2019

He joins the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems Lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher

Peer Fischer


New height in popularity: IMPRS-IS on track to double size in 2019

  • 19 March 2019

"Young, talented people are the ones who will shape our future in the digital world, in science, in business, and in society."

The doctoral program of the Cyber Valley initiative far exceeds expectations. Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Science, Theresia Bauer, is pleased with the high number of applications from all over the world because it shows how attractive the multidisciplinary research landscape in the Stuttgart/Tübingen region is for highly talented young scientists.

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Leila Masri Linda Behringer Valerie Callaghan


CVPR 2019 Paper Accepted

  • 12 March 2019

Our paper 'Variational Autoencoders Recover PCA Directions (by Accident)' got accepted at CVPR 2019! We are looking forward to present it as a poster in June at Long Beach!

The paper elaborates on the close connection between Variational Autoencoders and the well known PCA algorithm in terms of their alignment of the latent space.

Michal Rolinek Dominik Zietlow Georg Martius


3rd Computational Vision Summer School - Apply now!

  • 12 March 2019

From 30.6. to 7.7.2019 Application deadline: April 15, 2019

We are organizing the 3rd Computational Vision Summer School from 30.6. to 7.7.2019 in the beautiful black forest, Germany. It is aimed at PhD students and Postdocs with an interest in vision science research. Previous editions were fun, intellectually rewarding events for students and faculty alike. The summer school spans the entire spectrum of vision research from neuroscience and psychophysics to computer vision and fosters discussions at the intersection of biological and artificial vision systems. The school is unique in bringing together people from diverse disciplines in a very familiar atmosphere (only 60 people in total). CVSS is tuition free and accomodation is sponsored by the CRC/1233 Robust Vision.

Andreas Geiger Michael Black Siyu Tang


Neues Kooperationsprojekt zw. IAV und MPI-IS

  • 11 March 2019

Der Automotive Engineering-Dienstleister IAV und das Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme kooperieren bei der Entwicklung von Algorithmen, um selbstlernende Verfahren in der Automobiltechnik weiter voran zu bringen. Die Forschungskooperation ist eine von mehreren im Rahmen des Cyber Valleys, das den Austausch zwischen anwendungsorientierter Industrieforschung und Neugier getriebener Grundlagenforschung zum Ziel hat.

Alexander von Rohr Sebastian Trimpe Linda Behringer


Lab's first RLDM submissions

  • 02 March 2019

The lab has submitted three wonderful abstracts to this year's 4th Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making at the McGill University in Montréal. They introduce research around our intelligent cognitive tutor and cover aspects of overcoming present bias, inspecting cognitive decline, and a process-related approach to trace the evolution of planning skills. We keep our fingers crossed!

Falk Lieder Yash Raj Jain


3D structure of skyrmions becomes visible for the first time

  • 01 March 2019

An international team of scientists was able to make the indestructible magnetic structures visible for the first time with the aid of a high-resolution X-ray microscope.

Gisela Schütz Joachim Gräfe Linda Behringer


Udit Choudhury has his PhD defence in Groningen

  • 15 February 2019

Congratulations to Udit Choudhury for defending his thesis on the "Dynamics of self-propelled colloids and their application as active matter", and best of luck as he is leaving the group to start a Postdoc at AMOLF in the Netherlands.

Udit Choudhury Mariana Alarcon-Correa Vincent Mauricio Kadiri Peer Fischer


Winners of the final RL Course Competition

  • 11 February 2019

Congratulations to Team SSP for winning the final Reinforcement Learning course competition with their SAC (Soft Actor Critic) agent.

Sebastian Blaes Jia-Jie Zhu Georg Martius


Hannah-Noa Barad receives Minerva Fellowship

  • 10 February 2019

The Postdoctoral Researcher in the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems lab receives the Fellowship for two years.

Hannah-Noa Barad Peer Fischer Linda Behringer