Winter and Summer Term 2013 / 14 at Graduate School of Neural Information Processing / University of Tübingen
The senior master students present this years teaching awards to Dr. Moritz Grosse-Wentrup (group leader Brain-Computer-Interface group) and Dr. Daniel Braun (group leader Sensorimotor Learning & Decision Making group). Congratulations!
Tübingen Scientist receives award for outstanding achievements in Computer Science
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf, Director at the Tübingen Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, was awarded the 2014 Royal Society Milner Award for being a pioneer in machine learning whose work defined the field of “kernel machines” which are widely used in all areas of science and industry. The Royal Society Milner Award, supported by Microsoft Research, is given annually for outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher. The winner of the award receives a medal and a personal prize of £5,000. Prior to the award ceremony end of November 2014, Schölkopf is invited to deliver a public lecture on his research at the Society.
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
MPI for Intelligent Systems and ETH Zurich (Dept. of Computer Science) have united to become the world’s principal center for autonomous intelligent systems, 'Learning Systems'.
To foster research efforts, especially among graduates, workshops and conferences will take place and both institutions provide ample access to research facilities. The first summer school for PhD students took place from June 16-20, 2014, at ETH Zurich. More background information at: ETH Zurich: Pioneering research network in learning systems established Research Network on Learning Systems (Summer School 2014, Zurich)
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.
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)
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
During this year´s Girls Day on March 27, fifteen girls visited the humanoid robot "Apollo" in the Autonomous Motion Department. Furthermore they spent a while in the Empirical Inference Department learning about Computational Imaging. The girls also had a lot of fun programming the two little Nao robots. Furthermore they even managed the challenge to construct a simple lens system. Thanks to our colleagues Jeannette, Felix, Michael, Julia, Andrea and Claudia who allowed Girls Day to be a special day at the institute. Hopefully it will motivate some of the girls to orientate themselves towards nature sciences and technology.
Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems and the ETH Zurich establish research network
The Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich have launched a research network in the research field of learning systems. The network will enable scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems, with sites in Stuttgart and Tübingen, to collaborate with their Swiss colleagues, and vice versa. Within the scope of this network, the scientists are conducting joint research projects and will hold joint conferences and workshops. They will also have easier access to each other’s research facilities. The cooperation, which started in August, is slated for the next three years.