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ICERM Seminar on Probabilistic Scientific Computing

  • 13 December 2016

An upcoming workshop in June 2017 will explore applications of probabilistic numerics.

Philipp Hennig


Dagstuhl Seminar on the Future of Learning with Kernels and Gaussian Processes

  • 03 December 2016

A recent meeting at the Leibniz Centre for Computer Science highlights the ongoing significance of analytic nonparametric models for machine learning.

Philipp Hennig


Finalist for the Best Interactive Session Paper

  • 17 November 2016

at the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2016)

Brahayam Ponton Alexander Herzog Ludovic Righetti Stefan Schaal


Summer School on Probabilistic Numerics in 2017

  • 01 November 2016

The Dobbiaco Summer School 2017 will be devoted to Probabilistic Numerics, and taught by Philipp Hennig & Mark Girolami.

Philipp Hennig


Finalist for Best Paper Award

  • 28 October 2016

at the 4th RSI International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ICROM).

Majid Khadiv Alexander Herzog Stefan Schaal Ludovic Righetti


The Paralympics are over - the Cybathlon starts!

  • 08 October 2016

CYBATHLON Championship for Athletes with Disabilities

Zürich. On October 8, 2016, a collaboration of the research group "Brain-Computer-Interfaces" at the MPI-IS and the "Autonomous Systems Lab" at the TU Darmstadt will send a joint team into the Brain-computer-Interface Race at the Cybathlon 2016 in Zurich. The so called Athena-Minerva team consists mainly of computer science students of bachelor and master-level at the Technical University Darmstadt. They are interested in "Machine Learning", signal processing and especially for Brain-Computer-Interfaces (BCI). The team is headed by Moritz Grosse-Wentrup from MPI-IS and by Jan Peters, TU Darmstadt. The pilot is Sebastian Reul.

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup


Christoph Lassner in portrait

  • 05 October 2016

#thatsmyscience

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (University of Tuebingen), Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Christoph Lassner


Shape-programmable miniscule robots

  • 26 September 2016

Soft materials that can use magnetic fields to generate desired time-varying shapes could provide an engine for microswimmers

One day, microrobots may be able to swim through the human body like sperm or paramecia to carry out medical functions in specific locations. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have developed functional elastomers, which can be activated by magnetic fields to imitate the swimming gaits of natural flagella, cilia and jellyfish. Using a specially developed computer algorithm, the researchers can now automatically generate the optimal magnetic conditions for each gait for the first time. According to the Stuttgart-based scientists, other applications for this shape-programming technology include numerous other micro-scale engineering applications, in which chemical and physical processes are implemented on a miniscule scale.

Metin Sitti Guo Zhan Lum


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