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Bernhard Schölkopf receives Leibniz Prize 2018

  • 14 December 2017

Germany's most prestigious research funding prize - €2.5 million each for outstanding research work

The latest recipients of Germany's most prestigious research funding prize have been announced. The Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) chose ten researchers, three women and seven men, to receive the 2018 Leibniz Prize. The prizes will be awarded on 19th March 2018 in Berlin.

Bernhard Schölkopf Claudia Daefler


MPI-IS and Carnegie Mellon University form joint PhD Program

  • 14 December 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems together with the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, USA, initiate a joint PhD program starting in Spring 2018, aiming to sever the ties between these two leading research institutions in the field of Intelligent Systems. Already there is a strong collaboration between the MPI-IS and the CMU, as Dr. Metin Sitti, who initiated the partnership, is both a Director at the MPI-IS and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at CMU.

Metin Sitti Linda Behringer


Bernhard Schölkopf elected ACM Fellow (2017)

  • 11 December 2017

for his contributions to the theory and practice of machine learning

ACM's most prestigious member grade recognizes the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.

Bernhard Schölkopf


Feeling the Virtual World

  • 11 December 2017

Dr. Katherine Kuchenbecker on the Future of Haptics

Katherine Kuchenbecker


Artificial Intelligence to the rescue in finishing off Fake News

  • 27 November 2017

An algorithm jointly developed by researchers of the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and for Software Systems in Kaiserslautern promises to optimize which doubtful news stories to send for fact checking and when to do so, helping to prevent fake news from spreading on Social Media.

Linda Behringer Manuel Gomez Rodriguez


Open PhD research position

  • 30 October 2017

Open PhD research position in mechatronic design of legged robots for locomotion research.

Alexander Sproewitz


Talk at SWARM 2017 workshop

  • 29 October 2017

Talk at SWARM 2017

Alexander Sproewitz


Philipp Hennig receives prestigious ERC Starting Grant

  • 27 October 2017

Project Title PANAMA

Max Planck Research Group Leader Philipp Hennig will use the five-year funding with a total of 1.45 million Euros for his “Probabilistic Automated Numerical Analysis in Machine learning and Artificial intelligence (PANAMA)” project.

Linda Behringer Philipp Hennig


From small to not so pixel-perfect large

  • 26 October 2017

The Algorithm EnhanceNet-PAT is OK not being perfect – but shows a better result (Talk at ICCV 2017, Venice)

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen utilize the Artificial Intelligence of a software to create a high definition version of a low resolution image. While the pixel-perfectness is being sacrificed, the reward is a better result.

Linda Behringer Claudia Daefler Mehdi S. M. Sajjadi Michael Hirsch Bernhard Schölkopf


Amazon to join Cyber Valley

  • 23 October 2017

The technology company is supporting the research collaboration on AI initiated by the Max Planck Society

Cyber Valley has attracted another collaboration partner from industry. In future, Amazon intends to participate in the research collaboration initiated by the Max Planck Society in December 2016 which is one of the biggest projects in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. In addition to its commitment to Cyber Valley, Amazon is also setting up its own research center adjacent to the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen and will step up collaboration with the Max Planck Society. “We appreciate Amazon’s commitment in the Cyber Valley and to research on artificial intelligence,” remarked Max Planck President Martin Stratmann. “We gain another strong cooperation partner who will further increase the international significance of research in the area of machine learning and computer vision in the Stuttgart and Tübingen region.”

Michael Black Bernhard Schölkopf Claudia Daefler