International Max Planck Research School

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Intelligent Systems will start in Summer 2017. This new graduate school program will admit 100 PhD students in the next years.

The International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS) brings together the MPI for Intelligent Systems with the nearby universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart to form a highly visible and unique graduate school of internationally recognized faculty, working at the leading edge of the field. The target group of IMPRS-IS will be the best and most promising students in the world.

Intelligent systems operate autonomously in, and adapt to, complex, changing environments. While biological intelligent systems (including humans) have developed sophisticated abilities through interaction, evolution and learning in order to act successfully in our world, our understanding of these phenomena is still limited. The synthesis of intelligent, autonomous, learning systems remains a major scientific challenge.

The goal of the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems will be to investigate and understand the organizing principles of artificially intelligent systems that can successfully interact with complex environments. The IMPRS-IS will deal with fundamental problems of intelligence: perception, action and learning. The IMPRS-IS will train a new generation of young academics and engineers, within a highly multi-disciplinary environment, enabling them to tackle the fundamental challenge of intelligent systems.

The IMPRS-IS combines for the first time within one graduate school leading researchers from mechanical engineering, control theory, computer science, cognitive science, neuroscience, mathematics, and materials science in the field of intelligent systems. The research and the training will have a high potential for practical applications including in robotics, autonomous vehicles, and medical devices to name a few.