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Tübingen becomes an ELLIS unit

  • 10 December 2019

The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) establishes a total of 17 ELLIS units across 10 European countries and Israel

Grassroots initiative assembling top European talent in machine learning mobilizes more than 200 Mio in funding across Europe for the next 5 years

Bernhard Schölkopf Linda Behringer


Niki Kilbertus is "Newcomer of the Year"

  • 29 November 2019

The computer scientist is a PhD student in the Cambridge-Tübingen PhD Fellowship Program

The German Society for Computer Science (GI) has selected 10 outstanding newcomers to German AI research as part of its "#AI50: Artificial Intelligence in Germany - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" project.

Niki Kilbertus Valerie Callaghan


Andreas Geiger selected as Top 40 under 40

  • 21 November 2019

Andreas Geiger has been selected as top 40 under 40 by the capital magazine.

Andreas Geiger


MPI for Intelligent Systems launches video series

  • 11 November 2019

Short films present scientists' research projects in an understandable way

Georg Martius Alejandro Posada Linda Behringer


Professor Dr. phil., Dr.h.c.mult. Hellmut Fischmeister deceased

  • 11 November 2019

Emeritus Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (formerly Max Planck Institute for Metals Research), Stuttgart, died Nov 6, 2019, at the age of 92.

Linda Behringer


CLS Recruiting 2020 Ph.D. Fellows

  • 05 November 2019

Funded Ph.D. Positions at the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and ETH Zurich have joined forces creating the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems (CLS). The goal of the CLS is to advance artificial intelligence by achieving a fundamental understanding of perception, learning and adaption in complex systems by providing a platform for exchange in research and education. CLS is currently accepting Ph.D. applications for its 2020 generation of doctoral fellows. The application deadline is Friday, November 15, 2019.

Sara Sorce


Cage molecules act as molecular sieves for hydrogen isotope separation

  • 03 November 2019

A new hybrid material developed by scientists at the University of Liverpool and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems may bring the dream of carbon-free nuclear fusion power a step closer.

Michael Hirscher


Bernhard Schölkopf meets French President Emmanuel Macron

  • 30 October 2019

The Machine Learning scientist is in Paris to attend the Global Forum on AI for Humanity which brings together many of the world’s leading AI experts who together work on promoting and protecting a human-centric and ethical approach to AI, grounded in human rights.

Bernhard Schölkopf Linda Behringer


Vibrant research environment creates pulling force

  • 29 October 2019

Many students from around the world choose the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems for research stays abroad. The Haptic Intelligence Department is currently hosting several promising young researchers.

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Linda Behringer


Endoscopic prostate surgery performed on a first human-like phantom

  • 28 October 2019

A team of scientists headed by Dr. Tian Qiu, leader of the Cyber Valley Biomedical Microsystems research group, and Professor Peer Fischer from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have made a decisive contribution to improving complex surgical training by developing a very realistic prostate phantom. They then gave the 3D printed model to a medical team from the University of Freiburg, which practiced the surgical removal of the gland. To quantitatively evaluate the results, the group of scientists developed an automatic system to provide feedback to the trainee surgeon immediately after the training session – something that would be impossible with real tissue.

Tian Qiu Peer Fischer EunJin Choi Linda Behringer