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Scientific Facilities

In addition to the departments we are building shared central scientific facilities and workshops:

Medical Systems

Medical Systems central scientific service group is new and still being formed. It aims to conduct research and provide scientific service related to medical imaging, instrumentation, clinical applications, and robotics. It will have a facility in the near future in which small animal in vivo experiments could be conducted using various medical imaging and small-scale medical robotic systems.


Optics & Sensing Laboratory

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Senya Polikovsky
Optics & Sensing Laboratory

+49 7071 601 1799
senya.polikovsky@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Alina Allakhverdieva
Optics & Sensing Laboratory
Alumni

+49 7071 6011709
alina.allakhverdieva@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Fabian Fritz
Optics & Sensing Laboratory
Alumni

+49 7071 601 1713
fabian.fritz@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Valentin Volchkov
Optics & Sensing Laboratory

+49 7071 601 1772
valentin.volchkov@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Lauren Davidson
Optics & Sensing Laboratory
Alumni

+49 70701 601 1709
lauren.davidson@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Alexander Lupas
Optics & Sensing Laboratory
Alumni

+49 70701 6011709
alexander.lupas@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Luana Vaduva
Intern
Alumni

+49 7071 6011709
luana.vaduva@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Zoia Katashinskaia
Laboratory assistant

+49 7071 601 1709
zoia.katashinskaia@tuebingen.mpg.de


Robotics

<div class="margin-bottom-40"> <p>We recommend that you contact us early on in the development of new projects, when we can briefly discuss how the ZWE could be most useful and formulate a collaborative plan. </p> </div> <div class="margin-bottom-40"> <h3>Facilities</h3> <p>The Robotics ZWE offices and labs are located in the 3N corridor of the MPI-IS Stuttgart campus.</p> </div> <div class="margin-bottom-40"> <h3>Expertise & Capabilities</h3> <p>Mechatronics is the synergistic fusion of mechanical design, electrical engineering, embedded programming, and systems integration. The melding together of these complementary disciplines has made possible the vast majority of the technology that pervades our lives, from modern automobiles to smartphones and surgical robots. Such systems are, by their very nature, rather complex. With over 20 years combined experience in mechatronic design and prototyping, the engineers of the Robotics ZWE are well equipped to assist with the design and realization of a wide range of mechatronic systems</p> </div> <ul> <li>MECHANICAL COMPONENT DESIGN & PROTOTYPING</li> <ul> <li>SolidWorks 3D CAD</li> <li>FEA simulation</li> <li>additive manufacturing</li> <li>subtractive prototyping</li> <li>composite-part design and fabrication</li> <li>custom polymer casting fabrication</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <li>ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT LAYOUT & PROTOTYPING</li> <ul> <li>high-density surface mount design</li> <li>rigid and flexible printed circuit prototyping and fabrication</li> <li>multi-layer circuits</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <li>EMBEDDED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT</li> <ul> <li>familiarity with all major microcontroller architectures (AVR, ARM, TI, Freescale, Microchip, etc.)</li> <li>proficient in a variety of programming languages (C/C++, Java, Python, Matlab, etc.)</li> <li>extensive experience with various communication protocols (I2C, SPI, USB, CAN, etc.)</li> </ul> </ul>

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Jonathan Fiene
ZWE Robotic Group Leader

fiene@is.mpg.de


Scientific Computing

<div class="col-md-5"> <a href="/uploads/ckeditor/pictures/123/content_sc.jpg" class="fancybox" rel="group"> <img src="/uploads/ckeditor/pictures/123/content_sc.jpg"" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> <div class="col-md-7"> <p>Our scientists have access to state-of-the-art High Performance Computing facilities. The in-house facilities include a cluster with CPU compute nodes and energy efficient GPU accelerators, and vast amount of storage. Our researchers can also make use of the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility located at Garching.</p> <p>CPU nodes in the in-house cluster are specially designed for the applications our researchers develop, many having 1TB of RAM and 64 cores each - ideal to run memory intensive scientific programs. The cluster also features more than 135 GPU accelerators, including Nvidia V100s. The peak performance of the fast-growing cluster is around 520 TeraFLOP/s (double precision).</p> <p>Our scientists work with large amount of data, and we have in-house storage systems with capacity of more than 1 Peta Bytes to address this need. The cluster runs a parallel file system to enable fast data access.</p> <p>The Max Planck <a href="http://www.mpcdf.mpg.de/" target="_blank">Computing and Data Facility</a> supports our high end computing needs. The supercomputer Hydra has more than 83,000 CPU cores and more than 650 GPU accelerators, making its peak performance around 2.7 PetaFLOP/s. HPC extension DRACO has a peak performance of 1.12 PetaFLOP/s</p> <p>We have a motivated team that works with researchers to help them use the computing resources effectively and develop fast and scalable applications.</p> </div>

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Jojumon Kavalan
Senior Research Engineer

+49 7071 601 567
jojumon.kavalan@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Joan Josep Piles-Contreras
Senior Research Engineer

+49 7071 601 1750
joan.piles@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Bernhard Lang
Scientific Computing / Software Workshop
Alumni

bernhard.lang@tuebingen.mpg.de


Software Workshop

<div class="row"> <div class="col-md-5"> <div class="margin-bottom-30"> <img alt="" src="/uploads/ckeditor/pictures/302/content_swws.jpg" class="img-stretch margin-bottom-0" /> <p> <small class="text-muted"> <em>The Columbia Computer Center IBM Machine Room, about 1980</em><br /> <!-- <i class="fa fa-camera" aria-hidden="true"></i>-->Photo: Bob Resnikoff </small> </p> </div> </div> <div class="col-md-7"> <p>Our goal is to increase the impact of the research made at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems by:</p> <ul> <li>improving software that demonstrate a scientific outcome (eg. speeding up, port to a new framework, ...)</li> <li>helping scientists write good software (teaching, training or consulting),</li> <li>providing scientists with good infrastructure, good practices and&nbsp;tutorials,</li> <li>disseminating expertise through code reviews and software documentation,</li> <li>assisting scientists and departments or research groups&nbsp;in fields related to software engineering to ease the&nbsp;deployment, maintenance, or acceptance of a software</li> <li>developing tools that improve&nbsp;the workflow of scientists</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p>Fields of expertise:</p> <ul> <li>Programming languages: C++, Python, CMake, CUDA, OpenCL, C#, Java, Matlab, R ... bash &amp; powershell</li> <li>Technologies: Django (+ celery + rest), Qt, OpenCV, Ansible, Kinect2, Caffe2, iOS, Android</li> <li>Methodology: Scrum</li> </ul>

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Raffi Enficiaud
Senior Research Engineer @ Software Workshop

+49 7071 601 1756
raffi.enficiaud@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Mahak Gupta
Software Workshop
Alumni

mahak.gupta@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Colton Smith
Software Workshop
Alumni

colton.smith@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Talha Zaman
Software Workshop
Alumni

+49 7071 601 1851
talha.zaman@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Bernhard Lang
Scientific Computing / Software Workshop
Alumni

bernhard.lang@tuebingen.mpg.de

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Jean-Claude Passy
Research Engineer @ Software Workshop

+49 7071 601 1851
jean-claude.passy@tuebingen.mpg.de