Welcome Angela Yu


Prof. Dr. Angela Yu has started her Humboldt Professorship for “Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience” at the Centre for Cognitive Science.

The Humboldt Professorship, presented by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), honors world-leading researchers to work on long-term future-oriented topics at German universities.

Angela's work uses mathematically rigorous and algorithmically diverse tools to understand the nature of representation and computations that give rise to intelligent behavior, with particular regard to the challenges posed by inferential uncertainty and the opportunities afforded by volitional control. Using diverse machine learning and statistical tools, such as Bayesian statistical modeling, control theory, reinforcement learning, and information theory, theoretical frameworks and mathematical models are developed to explain disparate aspects of cognition: perception, attention, decision-making, learning, cognitive control, active sensing, economic choice, and social interactions.

Her Humboldt Professorship is designed to reinforce theoretical and methodological core expertise at TU Darmstadt and to promote the integration of AI and cognitive science.

Professor Angela Yu