Centre for Cognitive Science at TU Darmstadt

The Centre for Cognitive Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt unites faculty members across multiple disciplines, who joined forces in the scientific study of adaptive, intelligent behavior in humans and machines. The combined expertise in human sciences and computer science supplemented by a shared language based on computational methodologies is setting the scene for Cognitive Science @ TU Darmstadt. Thus, our expertise includes:

  • the computational study of human perception, cognition, and behavior by members of the Centre, who successfully employ machine learning and AI in the fields of psychology, movement science, and neurobiology, and
  • basic research developing computational and algorithmic solutions to challenging AI and machine learning problems, as being one of the preeminent research universities in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics in Germany and Europe.

The Core Members form our specific scientific approach and turn the Centre for Cognitive Science into a highly attractive research environment for computational cognitive science and for developing cognitive systems. See Members to get as well an impression on the interdisciplinary of the supporting groups and departments.


October 2019: research from the CCS is featured in an ARTE series showcasing some recent developments in AI such as our moral choice machine.

October 2019: our new BSc and MSc in Cognitive Science started! Welcome to the new students!

October 2019: Frank Jaekel participates as expert in the science-policy workshop in Berlin on the Organization of the Future in the face of modern AI.

September 2019: Kristian Kersting received the German AI Award (Deutscher KI Preis) 2019, accompanied by a prize of EURO 100.000.

September 2019 – Constantin Rothkopf gave talks at the Computational Cognitive Science Group, MIT, Boston, USA, the Center for Perceptual Systems, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA and at the department of psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

September 2019: we discussed moral choice machines, preditive policing, and AI at the Bad Homburg conference on “AI: How can we trust algorithms?”

September 2019: we discussed publicly with the Hessen Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts Angela Dorn and Jessica Heesen from the University of Tübingen about AI and ethics.

September 2019: we coorganzied a Dagstuhl Seminar on “Logic and Learning”

August. 2019: Stefan Roth is part of a panel on “AI and Robotics” at the European Forum Alpbach

August 2019: our work on the moral choice machine got featured in the Frankfurter Rundschau.

June 2019: Kristian Kersting elected as Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI) for exceptional contributions to the field of Artificial Intelligence.

June 2019: Best Paper Award at the ICML 2019 Workshop on Tractable Graphical Models (TPM).

May 2019: The Centre for Cognitive Science participates in the RMU science days and gives insights into modern AI.

May 2019: Six papers from Darmstadt accepted at ICML, the premier international conference on machine learning. Congrats! Actually, the TU Darmstadt is the only University from Germany among the Top 50 contributing academic institutions at ICML 2019.

April 2019: we discuss with high school students the movie Blade Runner and AI as part of the Schulkinowochen in Hesse.

March 2019: we present a keynote on AI at the Spring convent of the Leibniz Association.

March 2019: Three members of the Centre for Cognitive Science named Top 100 Influential Scholar 2018 by AMiner. The 2018 winners are among the most-cited scholars from the top venues of their respective subject fields (such as Artificial Intelligence) in the recent ten years (between 2007 and 2017).

New B.Sc. & M.Sc. Cognitive Science!