October 2020 – The BMBF-funded junior research group “IKIDA – Interaktive KI für Domänenexperten und Alltagsnutzer” has started on 01.10.2020. 6 young scientists will investigate interactive AI algorithms & cognitive models for human-AI interaction. Project duration 01.10.2020-30.09.2024 Learn more

October 2020 – The BMBF-funded project “KompAKI – Kompetenzzentrum für Arbeit und Künstliche Intelligenz” (Competence Center for Work and Artificial Intelligence) started on 01.10.2020. It involves 11 research groups from TU Darmstadt and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, 8 companies, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and other associated partners. The Centre for Cognitive Science joins with Kristian Kersting, Frank Jäkel, Constantin Rothkopf. Project duration: 01.10.2020-30.09.2025

September 2020 – On 15 September 2020 the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) officially inaugurated its network of 30 research units. One of the research units is based at TU Darmstadt. Its spokesperson is the Computer Science Professor Stefan Roth. All ELLIS unit faculty are core members or associated members of the Cognitive Science Centre. We are excited about the opportunities for collaboration in AI, ML and CogSci! Learn more

August 2020 – on 31 August 2020 the new Hesse Centre for Artificial Intelligence was established. Among the 22 founding professors are 6 members and associated researchers of the Centre for Cognitive Science. Mira Mezini and Kristian Kersting will be the spokespeople of the AI Centre Hesse. Learn more

July 2020new article in the popular science magazine 'Spektrum der Wissenschaft' on what AI teaches us about natrual intelligence by Albert Newen, Constantin Rothkopf, Nele Russwinkel and Martin V. Butz

June 2020 – Stefan Roth was awarded the 2020 Longuet-Higgins Prize together with Deqing Sun and Michael J. Black for their work on the “Secrets of optical flow estimation and their principles”. The prize is given annually by the IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Technical Committee for “Contributions in Computer Vision that Have Withstood the Test of Time.”

June 2020 – we are giving a talk as part of smartstart's series 'midsummer brains- computational neuroscience from my point of view'

May 2020 – we are part of the panel discussion at the virtual Neurizons 2020 conference

May 2020 – invited keynote at the virtual Symposium on Explainable Machine Learning for Biomedical Data Analysis and Care Robotics, Universität Oldenburg, Germany

April 2020 – the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has approved our collaborative grant “PlexPlain – Erklärende KI für Komplexe Lineare Programme am Beispiel intelligenter Energiesysteme” with Kristian Kersting, Frank Jäkel, Constantin Rothkopf and Florian Steinke. Learn more

February 2020 – Constantin Rothkopf is teaching at the Minds and Machines Workshop in Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence and Education at the University of Luxembourg

January 2020 – Kristian gave invited talk on Hybrid AI at ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science & Management of Data (CODS-COMAD) 2020 in Hyderabad, India.

December 2019 – talks by Kristian Kersting on deep probabilistic models at the University of Waterloo and Borealis.AI, Canada.

December 2019 – members of the CCS are now part of a European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) Unit

December 2019 – Stefan Roth receives ERC Consolitor grant on robust and explainable deep networks in Computer Vision

December 2019 – panel discussion with Constantin Rothkopf as part of the 'AI Science film on tour' shortfilm program, Schader Forum, Darmstadt

December 2019 – start of 'Seminar on Human & Machine Intelligence' coorganized with Nori Jacoby, Kristian Kersting, Stefan Kramer, Visvanathan Ramesh, Gemma Roig at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

November 2019 – Ph.D. students Michael Lutter and Dorothea Koert received the “AI Newcomers” Award of the Year 2019 by the German Society of Computer Science!

November 2019 – best paper runner-up award in MICCAI 2019 workshop OR 2.0 and were finalists of the best presentation award (15 out of 1800+ submitted papers) for showing how AI can be employed for complete surgical planning. We also won an educational award.

November 2019 – invited talk by Constantin Rothkopf at the Tricolore Workshop on creativity, cognition, computation, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy

November 2019 – invited talk by Kristian Kersting on the future of AI at the 50 Years Anniversary Conference of the University of Bielefeld.

November 2019 – Tutorial on the Automatic Statistician at the Deutscher IT-Leiterkongress 2019 by Kristian Kersting

November 2019 – panel discussion at the 8th BMBF workshop on 'Marvel of science or devil’s work? Artificial Intelligence for European security research', Brussels, Belgium with participation of Constantin Rothkopf

November 2019 – the book “Wie Maschinen lernen- Künstliche Intelligenz verständlich erklärt” edited by Kristian Kersting, Christoph Lampert, and Constantin Rothkopf was just published

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).