New Humboldt Professor Angela Yu to join the CCS

2021/11/25

Professor Angela Yu, head of the Computational & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at University of California San Diego, has received the Humboldt Professorship for Artificial Intelligence and is slated to conduct research at TU Darmstadt in the future.

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, which is endowed with up to five million euros in each case, honors world-leading researchers to work on long-term future-oriented topics at German universities. The award is presented by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The cognitive scientist Angela Yu, currently researching and teaching at the University of California San Diego, has been nominated for a Humboldt Professorship for Artificial Intelligence. She is employing a multidisciplinary approach that combines theoretical and experimental methods, and wants to establish calculation principles for important cognitive functions such as seeing, learning and decision-making.

Professor Angela Yu

Angela Yu’s Humboldt Professorship is designed to reinforce theoretical and methodological core expertise at TU Darmstadt and to promote the integration of AI and cognitive science. Given that she accepts the call, she will start her position at the TU Darmstadt, joining our colleagues at the Centre for Cognitive Science and hessian.AI. The negotiations are currently taking place.