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Laura Na Liu receives 2018 Kavli Foundation Early Career Award

  • 09 November 2018

The award recognizes significant novel contributions to materials science by a young researcher

Laura Na Liu Linda Behringer


Bernhard Schölkopf at the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin

  • 09 November 2018

The International Conference on Future - Breakthroughs in Science and Society

Prof. Bernhard Schölkopf, Director of the department "Empirical Inference", is talking about Artificial Intelligence. Friday, November 9, 4:45 p.m, Berlin, Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstraße 33.

Bernhard Schölkopf


Nanorobots propel through the eye

  • 02 November 2018

Scientists developed specially coated nanometer-sized vehicles that can be actively moved through dense tissue like the vitreous of the eye. So far, the transport of nano-vehicles has only been demonstrated in model systems or biological fluids, but not in real tissue. The work was published in the journal Science Advances and constitutes one step further towards nanorobots becoming minimally-invasive tools for precisely delivering medicine to where it is needed.

Zhiguang Wu Tian Qiu Peer Fischer Linda Behringer


Visit by Science Minister Theresia Bauer

  • 26 October 2018

Tübingen - On Thursday 26th October, Baden-Württemberg's Science Minister Theresia Bauer visited us at the Institute. Media representatives from the region were also invited. The reason for the event was to present the Cyber Valley Initiative - one of the largest research cooperations in Europe in the field of artificial intelligence - to the press.

Linda Behringer


Funded Ph.D. positions available at IMPRS-IS

  • 25 October 2018

Want to contribute to world-leading research in areas such as machine learning, computer vision, robot dynamics and control, micro- and nano-robotics, or haptics? Then sign up for the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems or IMPRS-IS now!

Leila Masri


Michael Strecke receives DAGM Best Master’s Thesis Award

  • 12 October 2018

Michael Strecke received the DAGM Best Master's Thesis Award at this year's GCPR conference for his thesis "Sublabel-accurate Convex Relaxation with Total Generalized Variation Regularization" which he wrote at Universität Konstanz.

Michael Strecke


Siyu Tang receives DAGM MVTec 2018 Dissertation Award

  • 11 October 2018

The German Association for Pattern Recognition praises her work to be “outstanding”

Tübingen – Dr. Siyu Tang received the DAGM MVTec 2018 Dissertation Award at the German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR) conference in Stuttgart today. Her thesis with the title “People Detection and Tracking in Crowded Scenes” was praised by the board and the technical committee of the DAGM (Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mustererkennung) to be outstanding. “There was quite some competition this year”, said Reinhard Koch, the President of DAGM, which can be translated as German Association for Pattern Recognition. “This year we even decided to double the award money and grant two first places. Mrs. Tang will receive one of both. Congratulations for this achievement!” The award comes with a price money of 2.500 Euro and was given during the DAGM Award ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.

Siyu Tang Linda Behringer


Body perception research using virtual reality – is this avatar really me?

  • 10 October 2018

How do we perceive our own body weight? Which body weight do we find attractive?

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, the University of Tübingen and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems place test persons in front of their virtual selves and examine their self-perception. The aim of the studies is to investigate how accurately healthy women and men, incl. patients with anorexia nervosa, perceive their own body weight. The findings provide insights for new therapy approaches for people with eating disorders.

Simone Mölbert Anne Thaler Michael Black Linda Behringer


Tübingen to host one of four new Competence Centers for Machine Learning in Germany

  • 10 October 2018

University of Tübingen and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems Tübingen research robust learning algorithms

Tübingen is to receive a competence center for artificial intelligence and machine learning. This will make it one of four locations at which Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research plans to pool scientific projects in artificial intelligence. The Tübingen AI Center will provide research groups at the University and at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems with a place to develop learning systems. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research will sponsor the center with some 6.6 million euros for an initial four years, starting 1 October. Three other AI centers are to be set up in Berlin, Dortmund and Munich. The centers are to play a key role in the German government’s artificial intelligence development strategy.

Michael Black Matthias Tröndle


Cyber Valley goes new.New

  • 09 October 2018

Das Festival bringt Unternehmer, Forscher und Start-ups zusammen. Da darf das Team rund um Cyber Valley nicht fehlen.

Linda Behringer Tamara Almeyda Anna Benzin