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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


Dr. Michael Hirscher Chair of the GRC Hydrogen-Metal Systems Conference

  • 08 February 2019

The head of the "Hydrogen Storage" research group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, together with Ned T. Stetson, will lead one of the most important conferences in the field of hydrogen-material interaction. The core topic of the conference will be new hydrogen storage materials, understanding from atomic level to applications.

Michael Hirscher Linda Behringer



Schlüsseltechnologie der digitalen Revolution

  • 28 January 2019

Wissenschaftspreis der Hector Stiftung geht an Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf erhält in diesem Jahr den mit 150.000 Euro dotierten Wissenschaftspreis der Hector Stiftung. Die Jury würdigt damit seine herausragenden Leistungen in der Grundlagenforschung zum maschinellen Lernen und der Künstlichen Intelligenz, die als Schlüsseltechnologien der digitalen Revolution gelten.

Bernhard Schölkopf


Helping to memorize information more efficiently using Artificial Intelligence

  • 23 January 2019

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems develop algorithms which optimize the well-known spaced repetition method used for memorizing educational material. By using optimal spacing time, the learning process becomes as efficient as possible. Their findings were published in the prestigious journal PNAS on Tuesday.

Behzad Tabibian Bernhard Schölkopf Manuel Gomez Rodriguez Linda Behringer


Jan Peters elected IEEE Fellow

  • 02 January 2019

Prof. Dr. Jan Peters, Head of the Robot Learning Group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Professor for Intelligent Autonomous Systems at the Department of Computer Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt, was appointed IEEE Fellow. He is honored for his important contributions to machine learning for robots to acquire motor skills. This work is of outstanding importance for current developments in artificial intelligence in two areas, autonomous robotics and machine learning, in particular reinforcement learning. They have the potential to make more intelligent robots more useful in our everyday lives in the future.

Jan Peters


Launch of Playful, a success

  • 14 December 2018

The robotic behavior orchestration software is now available to academia and industry.

Vincent Berenz Linda Behringer


Bernhard Schölkopf erhält Landesforschungspreis 2018

  • 10 December 2018

Der Direktor der Abteilung für Empirische Inferenz am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme in Tübingen erhält den diesjährigen Landesforschungspreis Baden-Württemberg. Die Auszeichnung ist mit 100.000 Euro dotiert. Theresia Bauer, Ministerin für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, hat den Experten für Maschinelles Lernen im Rahmen eines Festakts in der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart geehrt.

Bernhard Schölkopf Linda Behringer