Universität Bonn: Autonomous Intelligent SystemsInstitute for Computer Science VI: Autonomous Intelligent Systems

Sven Behnke

Prof. Dr. Sven Behnke

Head of Computer Science Department VI - Intelligent Systems and Robotics
Head of Autonomous Intelligent Systems Group


   Prof. Dr. Sven Behnke
   University of  Bonn
   Computer Science Institute VI
   Endenicher Allee 19 A
   53115 Bonn 

Tel:  +49 (0) 228 73-4116
Fax: +49 (0) 228 73-4425 

Email: behnke _at_ cs.uni-bonn.de

Office: 0.046

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Short CV

Prof. Dr. Sven Behnke holds since 2008 the chair for Autonomous Intelligent Systems at the University of Bonn and heads the Computer Science Intsitute VI – Intelligent Systems and Robotics. He graduated in 1997 from Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Dipl.-Inform.) and received his doctorate in computer science (Dr. rer. nat.) from Freie Universität Berlin in 2002. In his dissertation "Hierarchical Neural Networks for Image Interpretation" he extended forward deep learning models to recurrent models for visual perception. In 2003 he did postdoctoral research on robust speech recognition at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA. In 2004-2008 Professor Behnke led the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group "Humanoid Robots" at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. His research interests include cognitive robotics, computer vision, and machine learning. Prof. Behnke received several Best Paper Awards, three Amazon Research Awards (2018-20), a Google Faculty Research Award (2019), and the Ralf-Dahrendorf- Prize of BMBF for the European Research Area (2019). His team NimbRo has won numerous robot competitions (RoboCup Humanoid Soccer, RoboCup@Home, MBZIRC).

A list of his program committee memberships, meeting organizations, and invited talks can be found here.

Selected Projects

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