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


Dr. Nils Goerke

Scientific Staff Member of Computer Science Department VI
Autonomous Intelligent Systems Group


   Dr. Nils Goerke
   Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
   Institut für Informatik VI
   Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 8 (visitor address)
   Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 5 (post address)
   53115 Bonn 

Tel:  +49 (0) 228 73-4167
Fax: +49 (0) 228 73-4425 

Email: goerke _at_ ais.uni-bonn.de

Office: 0.047

Short CV

Nils Goerke has studied physics at the Universities of Marburg and Münster. He received his master's degree in physics from the Westfäische Wilhelms-Univesität Münster in 1989. His degree dissertation in the field of applied physics investigated properties of coupled nonlinear oscillators. From 1989 to 1992 Dr. Goerke worked as a researcher in the Department of Biocybernetics at the University of Düsseldorf. In the period from 1992 to 1997 he worked on his PhD thesis at the Department of Neural Computation at the University of Bonn, Computer Science Department VI. He obtained his PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat) with great honours (magna cum laude) from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn in 1997. The topic of his thesis was controlling a manipulator by neural networks. Since 1997 Dr. Goerke has been a member of the scientific staff (comparable to a lecturer) at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bonn, giving lectures and supervising diploma theses. Furthermore, since April 2008 he has been a member of a new research group at the University of Bonn - the Autonomous Intelligent Systems Group.

His research interests include neural computation, artificial life systems, nonlinear dynamical systems and cognitive architectures for robot control.
Dr. Goerke is a member of the International Neural Network Society, the European Neural Network Society, the German Cognitive Society. Additionally, he has been a principal researcher in several national research projects conducted by the department (SENROB, DEMON, ELA, coordinator for the AVP project) and was also responsible for managing the German node in both phases of the EC project NEuroNet (Network of Excellence in Neural Networks). Dr. Goerke has also been a member of the Network of Excellence COIL (Computational Intelligence and Learning) as well as a coordinator of the FET-IST funded project SIGNAL (IST-2000-29225 Systemic Intelligence for GrowiNg up Artefacts that Live) and a member of the steering committee of the FET-IST network of Excellence nEUro-IT.net.


Research Topics

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