Institute News

Google European Doctorate Fellowship 2014

  • 01 July 2014

Carl Johann Simon-Gabriel erhält renommiertes Doktorandenstipendium für seine Forschung an Kausaler Inferenz

Carl Johann Simon-Gabriel, 25-jähriger Nachwuchsforscher am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme, Abteilung Empirische Inferenz (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf), erhält 2014 als einer von 15 Jungforschern in Europa eines der begehrten Doktorandenstipendien von Google. Laut Google gehören sie international zur aufstrebenden Elite im Bereich der Informatik. Als Kriterien für die dreijährige Förderung führt Google an, dass die Stipendiaten außerordentlich fähig, kenntnisreich und kreativ seien. Mehr als nur Informatik: Sprachgewandt und Musikbegeistert

Carl Johann Simon-Gabriel


PRNI 2014 Workshop in Tübingen

  • 01 June 2014

Tübingen hosts an International Workshop in a trend-setting research field of combined Neuro- and Computerscience

The international Workshop „Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging“ (PRNI 2014, www.prni.org) with more than 100 participants takes place from 4th to 6th June 2014 at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Campus Tübingen. This young workshop builds an important bridge between basic researchers of Neuroscience and Computer Science. Amongst others, the participants discuss new methods and applications of fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) - nowadays a common procedure in medical diagnosis. This workshop is a trend-setter for a new, dynamic and future-orientated research area. Moreover, it contributes to strengthen the research location Tübingen in the field of Computer Science, especially at the interface to Neuroscience.

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup


Best Student Paper Award at CIP 2014

  • 01 May 2014

Sebastian Weichwald and Timm Meyer, department Empirical Inference, received a best student paper award at the 4th International Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing (CIP 2014) for the paper: Decoding Index Finger Position from EEG Using Random Forests. Weichwald S., Meyer T., Schölkopf B., Ball T. and Grosse-Wentrup M. (CIP 2014)

Sebastian Weichwald Timm Meyer Bernhard Schölkopf Moritz Grosse-Wentrup


Brain Computer Interfaces

  • 01 April 2014

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup's research on Brain Computer Interfaces, part of the department Empirical Inference of Bernhard Schölkopf, is featured in the latest publications of the Max Planck Society. German Ein Weg aus dem inneren Gefängnis Der direkte Draht zum Denken English A Way Out of the Inner Prison

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup


NIPS 2013 outstanding paper award

  • 01 December 2013

Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez, Department Empirical Inference (Prof. Schölkopf), received an outstanding paper award at NIPS 2013.

Manuel Gomez Rodriguez


Michael Black awarded 2013 Helmholtz Prize

  • 01 December 2013

2013 Helmholtz Prize honors Michael J. Black's work on robust optical flow estimation described in the ICCV 1993 paper with P. Anandan on "A framework for the robust estimation of optical flow."

Michael Black


Stefan Schaal elected IEEE Fellow 2014

  • 01 November 2013

For his contributions to robot learning and modular motion planning.

Stefan Schaal


2013 Young Investigator Award der International Neural Networks Society für Prof. Jan Peters

  • 29 October 2013

Preis für entscheidende Beiträge im Bereich der Neuronalen Netzwerke

Tübingen. Prof. Ph.D. Jan Peters, Leiter des „Robot-Learning-Labs“ am MPI für Intelligente Systeme, ist mit dem 2013 Young Investigator Award der International Neural Network Society ausgezeichnet worden. Peters hat den Preis erhalten für seine entscheidenden Beiträge im Bereich der Neuronalen Netzwerke, insbesondere zur Entwicklung neuer Lernmethoden, die es Robotern erlauben, neue Fähigkeiten zur Bewegung zu lernen.

Jan Peters


IEEE RAS Early Career Award for Prof. Jan Peters

  • 22 January 2013

Prestigious Award in Robotics Research for Scientist of the MPI for Intelligent Systems

Jan Peters, head of the Robotics Learning Laboratory at the Tübingen site of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and since 2011 Professor of Intelligent Autonomous Systems at the Technical University of Darmstadt, receives the IEEE RAS Early Career Award for his contributions to robot learning.

Jan Peters


BMVC13 Best Science Paper Award

Committee and authors receiving the prize at the banquet at the Bristol’s Great Council Hall.

Gerard Pons-Moll