Our Team

Rasha Abdel Rahman

Principal Investigator

Psychology

Julten Abdelhalim

Academic Coordination

Helene Ackermann

Doctoral Researcher

Psychology

Alan Akbik

Principal Investigator

Machine Learning

Robert Arlinghaus

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Biology, Ichtyology

Felix Baier

Student Assistant

Palina Bartashevich

Postdoctoral Researcher

Computer Mathematics

Aravind Battaje

Doctoral Researcher

Robotics

Sascha Bauer

IT

Valeria Becattini

Communication Assistant

Marvin Beese

Student Assistant

Pia Bideau

External Collaborator

Computer Vision, Robotics

David Bierbach

Postdoctoral Researcher

Behavioral Biology, Fish Behavior

Conrad Blau

Student Assistant

Florian Bolenz

Postdoctoral Researcher

Psychology, Cognitive Science

Mark Boon

Doctoral Researcher

Computational Neuroscience

Marcel Brass

Principal Investigator

Psychology

Oliver Brock

Principal Investigator

Robotics

Michael Brück

Lab Manager

Dafna Burema

Postdoctoral Researcher

Sociology

Alicia Burns

Postdoctoral Researcher

Biology

Valerii Chirkov

Doctoral Researcher

Dimitri Coelho Mollo

Principal Investigator

Philosophy of AI

Asieh Daneshi

Postdoctoral Researcher

Biomedical Engineering, CS

Furkan Davulcu

Doctoral Researcher

Robotics

Dominik Deffner

Postdoctoral Researcher

Behavioral Science

Félicie Dhellemmes

Postdoctoral Researcher

Behavioral Ecology, Biology

Tobias Drewlani

Doctoral Researcher

Sociology

Sean Ehlman

External Collaborator

Behavioral Ecology

Anna Eiserbeck

Doctoral Researcher

Psychology

Stevie Filbert Febryanto

Student Assistant

Jonas Frenkel

Doctoral Researcher

Human-Robot Interaction

Guillermo Gallego

Principal Investigator

Computer Vision

Kai Görgen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Cognitive Science

Carmen Haake

Student Assistant

Verena Hafner

Principal Investigator

Developmental Robotics

Ole Hall

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Vision

Friedhelm Hamann

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Science

Heiko Hamann

Principal Investigator

Robotics, Swarm Robotics

Malik-Manel Hashim

Student Assistant

John-Dylan Haynes

Principal Investigator

Cognitive Neuroscience

Olaf Hellwich

Principal Investigator

Computer Vision

Anne Herms

Finances

Ralph Hertwig

Principal Investigator

Psychology, Cognitive Science

Katharina Hohlbaum

External Collaborator

Veterinary Science

Susanne Hölzemann

Finances

Anne Jaap

Postdoctoral Researcher

Behavioral Biology

Eric J. Johnson

Visiting Fellow

Marten Kaas

Postdoctoral Researcher

Philosophy

Alex Kacelnik

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Biology

Antje Kaczmarek

Front Office

Lena Kähler

Student Assistant

Mathis Kaiser

Lab Manager

Maryam Karimian

Postdoctoral Researcher

Comput. Cognitive Neuroscience

Bassel Katamish

Doctoral Researcher

Comput. Engineering, Control

Kiki Cockatoo

Cockatoo in Residence

Dimosthenis Kontogiorgos

External Collaborator

Human Robot Interaction

Jens Krause

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Biology

Lujain Kretzschmar

Diversity

Ralf Kurvers

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Biology

Miriam Kyselo

Principal Investigator

Philosophy of Cognition

Tim Landgraf

Former Principal Investigator

Robotics

Benjamin Lang

Doctoral Researcher

Biosciences, Molecular Biology

Anna Lange

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Science

Rebecca Lazarides

Principal Investigator

Educational Science

Valentin Lecheval

Postdoctoral Researcher

Collective Behavior, Ethology

Svetlana Levit

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Science

Lars Lewejohann

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Biology

Xing Li

Doctoral Researcher

Robotics

Zhehao Liang

Student Assistant

Falk Lieder

Principal Investigator

Computational Cognitive Science

Niels Lilienthal

Student Assistant

Jonas Ludwig

Visiting Fellow

Marianne Maertens

Principal Investigator

Psychology

Vito Mengers

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Science, Robotics

Elena Merdjanovska

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Science

David Mezey

Doctoral Researcher

Theoretical Biology

Paul Mieske

Postdoctoral Researcher

Anne Nassauer

Principal Investigator

Sociology

Huu Duc Nguyen

Doctoral Researcher

Robotics

Alexios Nompilakis

Communication Assistant

Arianna Novati

Postdoctoral Researcher

Biology, Neurobiology

Klaus Obermayer

Principal Investigator

Computational Neuroscience, Machine Learning

Anton Ohler

Student Assistant

Konstantin Olschofsky

Project Manager

Maria Ott

Press & Communication

Julie Ouerfelli-Ethier

Postdoctoral Researcher

Computer Vision

Thorsten Pachur

Former Principal Investigator

Psychology

Michael Pauen

Principal Investigator

Philosophy of Mind

Leonie-Iva Pawlak

Student Assistant

Uroš Petković

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Science

Niels Pinkwart

Principal Investigator

Computer Science

Max Ploner

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Science

Sebastian Pohl

Student Assistant

Nina Poth

External Collaborator

Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Jörg Raisch

Principal Investigator

Control

Mohsen Raoufi

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Science

Lubna Rashid

Visiting Fellow

Martin Rolfs

Principal Investigator

Psychology

Pawel Romanczuk

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Biology

Stephan Rosenzweig

IT

Nicolas Roth

Doctoral Researcher

Computational Neuroscience

Tamal Roy

Postdoctoral Researcher

Behavioral Ecology, Biology

Qu Runfeng

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Vision

Abdullah Sardogan

Student Assistant

Ulrike Scherer

Postdoctoral Researcher

Behavioral Ecology, Biology

Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer

Principal Investigator

Sociology

Friedrich Schüßler

Postdoctoral Researcher

Neuroscience, Physics, Ethology

Christopher Schutz

Lab Manager/Animal Care

Richard Schweitzer

External Collaborator

Behavioral Science

Thomas Seel

External Collaborator

Yunus Sevinchan

Postdoctoral Researcher

Physics

Olga Shurygina

Doctoral Researcher

Psychology

Heiner Spieß

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Science

Henning Sprekeler

Principal Investigator

Computational Neuroscience

Solveig Steinhardt

Press & Communication

Volha Taliaronak

Student Assistant

Josh Tenenbaum

Principal Investigator

Comp. Cognitive Neuroscience

Christa Thöne-Reineke

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Biology

Marc Toussaint

Principal Investigator

Robotics

Sole Traverso

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Science

Arian Trieb

Visiting Fellow

Quang Tung Nguyen

Student Assistant

Carla Vollmoeller

Student Assistant

Alice von Auersperg

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Biology

Kathleen Waak

Managing Director

Elke U. Weber

Visiting Fellow

Rosa Wolf

Student Assistant

Max Wolf

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Biology

Pu Xu

Doctoral Researcher

Robotics

Magdalena Yordanova

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Engineering

Hae Seon Yun

Doctoral Researcher

Computer Science

Oussama Zenkri

Doctoral Researcher

Robotics

Yating Zheng

Postdoctoral Researcher

Swarm Robotics

Sabine Ammon

Former Principal Investigator

Philosophy

Research

An overview of our scientific work

See our Research Projects