Marc Toussaint

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Principal Investigator
Intelligent Systems
Cluster of Excellence IntCDC


Marchstr. 23, MAR 5-5
10587 Berlin

  • 2020 – present Full Professor at TU Berlin, Head of the Learning and Intelligent Systems lab
  • 2012 – 2020 Professor (W3), Head of the Machine Learning and Robotics Lab, University of Stuttgart
  • 2012 – 2018 Coordinator of the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1527 Autonomous Learning
  • 2010 – 2012 Assistant Professor (W1) for Machine Learning and Robotics at FU Berlin
  • 2010 – 2012 Co-Speaker of the DFG graduate school Sensory Computation in Neural Systems
  • 2007 – 2012 Head of the independent research group Machine Learning and Robotics (Emmy Noether Programme) before 10/2010 at TU Berlin, later at FU Berlin
  • 2006 – 2007 Honda Research Institute: Guest scientist at the robotics department of HRI Europe Offenbach
  • 2004 – 2006 University of Edinburgh: Postdoc (Emmy-Noether stipendiary) at the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation (Prof. Chris Williams) and the Institute for Perception Action, and Behavior (Prof. Sethu Vijayakumar)
  • 2000 – 2004 Ruhr-University Bochum: Research assistant

Qualification Indicators

  • 2012 – 2018 Coordinator of the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1527 Autonomous Learning
  • Best Paper Runner Up Awards at R:SS 2012 and UAI 2008, Best Paper Award at ICMLA 2007
  • DFG Emmy Noether Fellowship for an independent research group (2004 – 2007)
  • PhD awarded summa cum laude (2003)
  • Successful funding: PI in 2 EU projects (3rdHand, TOMSY), 2 standard DFG Projects (ExplorationChallenge, RelationalExploration), PI of the DFG Graduate School Sensory Computation in Neural Systems
  • Invited tutorials (selection): Machine Learning Summer School 2013 (Tübingen), Int. Conf. on Robots: Science and Systems 2012, Int. Conf. on Machine Learning 2011
  • Professional activities: regular DFG reviewer, since 2011 Editorial Board member of Journal of AI Research (JAIR), 2013&14 Area Chair for R:SS, 2010-13 Associate Editor for ICRA, 2011 Senior Program Committee Member IJCAI, since 2009 Steering Committee of IEEE Technical Committee on Robot Learning, regular reviewer for the top journals JAIR, IJRR, JMLR, TRO, AuRo
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