Short Bio: Jan Peters

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Jan Peters is a full professor (W3) for Intelligent Autonomous Systems at the

Computer Science Department of the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt and at the same time a senior research scientist and group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, where he heads the interdepartmental Robot Learning Group. Jan Peters has received the Dick Volz Best 2007 US PhD Thesis Runner-Up Award, the Robotics: Science & Systems - Early Career Spotlight, the INNS Young Investigator Award, and the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society's Early Career Award. Recently, he received an ERC Starting Grant.

Jan Peters has studied Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical and Control Engineering at TU Munich and FernUni Hagen in Germany, at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Southern California (USC). He has received four Master's degrees in these disciplines as well as a Computer Science PhD from USC. Jan Peters has performed research in Germany at DLR, TU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (in addition to the institutions above), in Japan at the Advanced Telecommunication Research Center (ATR), at USC and at both NUS and Siemens Advanced Engineering in Singapore.

Deutsche Kurzbiographie

Professor Jan Peters lehrt und forscht sowohl am Fachbereich Informatik der Technischen Universität Informatik als auch am Max Planck Institut für Intelligente Systeme. Er gehört im Bereich des Maschinellen Lernens für autonome, intelligente Roboter zu den welt-weit führenden Forschern und wurde für seine Leistungen u.A.. durch den Dick Volz Best 2007 US PhD Thesis Runner-Up Award, das Robotics: Science & Systems - Early Career Spotlight, dem INNS Young Investigator Award, den IEEE Robotics & Automation Society's Early Career Award und einen ERC Starting Grant ausgezeichnet.

Prof. Peters studierte Informatik, Elektrotechnik-, Maschinenbau- und Luft- und Raumfahrtechnik-Ingenieur an TU München, FernUni Hagen, der National University of Singapore (NUS) und der University of Southern California (USC), wodurch er zweifach Master, Diplom-Informatiker, Diplom-Ingenieur sowie Ph.D. schimpfen darf. Seine Forschungskarriere enthielt weitere Stationen am Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, am Advanced Telecommunication Research Center in Japan und bei Siemens Advanced Engineering in Singapore.

  

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