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 as well as numerous best paper awards. In 2015, he received an ERC Starting Grant and in 2019, he was appointed as an IEEE Fellow.

Despite being a faculty member at TU Darmstadt only since 2011, Jan Peters has already nurtured a series of outstanding young researchers into successful careers. These include new faculty members at leading universities in the USA, Japan, Germany and Holland, postdoctoral scholars at top computer science departments (including MIT, CMU, and Berkeley) and young leaders at top AI companies (including Amazon, Google and Facebook).

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 Darmstadt als auch am Max Planck Institut für Intelligente Systeme. Er gehört im Bereich des Maschinellen Lernens für autonome, intelligente Roboter zu den weltweit 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 International Neural Network Society Young Investigator Award, den IEEE Robotics & Automation Early Career Award und einen ERC Starting Grant ausgezeichnet. 2019 wurde er zum IEEE Fellow ernannt.

Obwohl Jan Peters erst seit 2011 Professor ist, sind Absolventen seines Institutes bereits an nahezu allen Top-Adressen der Welt vertreten: Als aufsteigende Führungskräfte in den Firmen Google, Facebook und Amazon, als Post-Docs an Berkeley und MIT, sowie als Professoren an führenden Unis in den USA, der UK, in Holland und Japan.

Prof. Peters studierte Informatik, Elektrotechnik-, Maschinenbau- und Luft- und Raumfahrtechnik-Ingenieurwesen 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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