Prof. Marc Toussaint
Marchstr. 23, MAR 4-4
10587 Berlin, Germany
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
tel: +49 30 314 70 140
My research interests are in the intersection of AI and robotics. I believe that a key in understanding and creating strongly generalizing intelligent systems is the interplay of learning and reasoning, of training and thinking, of data and models. My research therefore bridges between AI planning, machine learning, and robotics, trying to integrate data-based AI (ML, Reinforcement Learning) and model-based AI (reasoning, inference). Concrete research topics we work on are models and algorithms for physical reasoning, task-and-motion planning (logic-geometric programming), learning heuristics, the planning-as-inference paradigm, algorithms and methods for robotic building construction, and learning to transfer model-based strategies to reactive and adaptive real-world behavior. To this end, we build on methodologies from optimization, reinforcement learning, machine learning, search, planning, and probabilistic inference. Some of my earlier work was on evolutionary algorithms (esp. evolving genetic representations and compression), relational reinforcement learning, and active learning. My physics diploma research was on gravity theory as gauge theory.
New paper on Sequence-of-Constraints MPC
Please see the LIS Teaching Page for updates on our teaching this winter term.
I updated the Maths for Intelligent Systems script, which summarizes essential background for my lectures.
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|since 03/20||Full Prof. at TU Berlin; head of the Learning and Intelligent Systems Lab.|
|11/18-06/21||Max Planck Fellow with the MPI for Intelligent Systems|
|08/17-07/18||Visiting Scholar at CSAIL, MIT (LIS group)|
|04/17-07/17||Lead of the ML-Robotics lab at Amazon, Berlin|
|12/12-02/20||Full Prof. at University of Stuttgart; head of the Machine Learning and Robotics Lab.|
|10/10-11/12||Prof. (W1) at the Department of Math and Computer Science, FU Berlin; head of the Machine Learning and Robotics Lab at FU Berlin|
|3/07-10/10||Head of the Machine Learning and Robotics group (Emmy Noether Programme) at the IDA lab (Klaus-Robert Müller), TU Berlin.|
|8/06-2/07||Guest scientist at the Honda Research Institute, Offenbach.|
|6/04-6/06||Post doc at the Machine Learning group (Chris Williams) and the Statistical Machine Learning and Motor Control group (Sethu Vijayakumar), University of Edinburgh.|
|4/00-5/04||PhD student (& brief post doc) at the Adaptive Systems group, Institut für Neuroinformatik (Werner von Seelen), Ruhr-Universität-Bochum.|
|6/98-3/00||Student at the Cologne gravity group (Friedrich W. Hehl), Institute for Theoretical Physics, U Cologne.|