The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Intelligent Systems was launched Summer 2017. So far, more than 2000 young scientists from around the world have applied to the program, which currently counts around 110 PhD students. The third cohort is expected to begin in the fall of 2020.
The International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS) has brought together the MPI for Intelligent Systems with the universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart. Together, they have formed a highly visible and unique graduate school of internationally recognized faculty, working at the leading edge of the field. IMPRS-IS aims to attract the best and most promising students in the world.
The International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems aims to investigate and understand the organizing principles of artificially intelligent systems that can successfully interact with complex environments. While biological intelligent systems (including humans) have developed sophisticated abilities through interaction, evolution, and learning, our understanding of these phenomena is still limited. The synthesis of intelligent, autonomous learning systems remains a major scientific challenge.
The IMPRS-IS addresses these fundamental problems of intelligence: perception, action, and learning. The doctoral program is training a new generation of young academics and engineers within a highly multi-disciplinary environment, enabling them to tackle the fundamental challenge of intelligent systems.
Within one graduate school, the IMPRS-IS is the first to combine world-class expertise in mechanical engineering, control theory, computer science, cognitive science, neuroscience, mathematics, and materials science in the field of intelligent systems. The school’s research and the training shows great promise for applications in a broad range of fields, including robotics, autonomous vehicles, and medical devices.