Institute News

Roof topping ceremony

  • 27 October 2015

New building in Tübingen

The celebration of the roof topping ceremony ("Richtfest") on October 27, 2015 marked an important milestone for our institute. We were blessed with great weather, smiling robots and lot´s of interested people.


Ali Osman Ulusoy, Andreas Geiger and Michael Black receive 3DV 2015 Best Paper Award

  • 22 October 2015

Ali Osman Ulusoy, Andreas Geiger and Michael Black receive the Best Paper Award at this years 3D Vision Conference for their paper "Towards Probabilistic Volumetric Reconstruction using Ray Potentials".

Osman Ulusoy Andreas Geiger Michael Black


Andreas Geiger and Chaohui Wang receive GCPR 2015 Best Paper Award

  • 09 October 2015

Andreas Geiger receiving the GCPR 2015 Best Paper Award from Reinhard Koch (president of DAGM) and Bastian Leibe (general chair of GCPR 2015) for their paper "Joint 3D Object and Layout Inference from a single RGB-D Image".

Andreas Geiger Chaohui Wang


4D Movies Capture Every Jiggle, Creating Realistic Digital Avatars

  • 11 August 2015

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems unveil the world’s first high-resolution 4D body scanner and software to model detailed soft-tissue motion.

Everybody jiggles” according Dr. Michael Black, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) in Tübingen, Germany. We may not like it, but how we jiggle says a lot about who we are. Our soft tissue (otherwise known as fat and muscle) deforms, wobbles, waves, and bounces as we move. These motions may provide clues about our risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. They also make us look real. Digital characters either lack natural soft-tissue motion or require time-consuming animation to make them believable. Now researchers at MPI-IS have captured people and how they jiggle in exacting detail and have created realistic 3D avatars that bring natural body motions to digital characters.

Michael Black Gerard Pons-Moll Javier Romero Naureen Mahmood


Tübingen is for two weeks the linchpin of the Machine Learning World

  • 13 July 2015

MLSS 2015 Tübingen

The 4th MLSS at Tübingen welcomes more than 110 participants, bringing together 35 nationalities from 19 different countries.

Michael Hirsch Philipp Hennig Bernhard Schölkopf


Third prize in the "Science2Start" Competition

  • 10 July 2015

The Science2Start programme is geared towards scientists interested in founding start-ups and helps putting their business ideas in the field of life sciences into practice.

Detection of new or rapidly evolving melanocytic lesions is crucial for early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.

Federica Bogo


Machine Learning for climate research

  • 18 June 2015

Jakob Zscheischler receives Otto Hahn Medal

for his PhD thesis "A global analysis of extreme events and consequences for the terrestrial carbon cycle".

Jakob Zscheischler



Laying of the cornerstone in Tübingen

  • 28 April 2015

Vision of „Robotics Valley“ in the Neckar-Region

The Max-Planck-Society constructs a new building for the Tübingen location of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. On 27. April 2015 the laying of the cornerstone for that ambitious project took place on the Max Planck Campus Tübingen. From 2017 onwards the new building will provide more than 250 workplaces for scientists and staff. The future-oriented research on intelligent systems will then be performed by scientists in four scientific departments.

Bernhard Schölkopf Michael Black Stefan Schaal


Precise Imprecision

  • 16 April 2015

Probabilistic Numerical Methods assign Uncertainty to Deterministic Computations

With a new approach, Scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems aim to make numerical algorithms more efficient. During the next five years, this research project will be supported by the Emmy-Noether-Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG) with nearly a million Euros. The applicant Dr. Philipp Hennig prevailed in a competitive process. With the start of two new PhD students in April this Emmy Noether Group takes up its research activities.

Philipp Hennig