Boris Belousov

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Research Interests

Machine Learning, Robotics


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Contact Information

TU Darmstadt, FG IAS,
Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt
Room E304, Building S2|02

Boris Belousov is a member of the SKILLS4ROBOTS project. Prior to joining IAS as a PhD student in February 2016, he received a MSc degree in Communications and Multimedia Engineering from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and a BSc degree in applied mathematics and physics with a major in Electrical Engineering and Cybernetics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Key References

For a full list of publications, see Publications.

Teaching / Supervision


  • Teaching assistant for Reinforcement Learning (Winter 2018)
  • BS Thesis, Lennart Ebeling, Experimental validation of an MPC-POMDP model of ball catching
  • MS Thesis (co-supervised with Hany Abdulsamad), Pascal Klink, Generalization and transferability of learned policies
  • MS Thesis, Alymbek Sadybakasov, Learning tactile skills for architectural assembly
  • Integrated Project (Summer-Winter 2018) (co-supervised with Fabio Muratore), Jonas Eschmann, Robin Menzenbach, Christian Eilers, Underactuated trajectory-tracking control for long-exposure photography


  • MS Thesis, David Nass, Risk-sensitive policy search with applications to robot-badminton
  • MS Thesis, Yunlong Song, Minimax and entropic proximal policy optimization
  • Teaching assistant for Statistical Machine Learning (Summer 2018)
  • Teaching assistant for Integrated Project (Winter 2017)
  • Integrated Project (Winter 2017), Alymbek Sadybakasov, Goal-directed reward generation
  • Integrated Project (Summer 2017), Alymbek Sadybakasov, Interpolation of skills in the game of robopong
  • Integrated Project (Winter 2016), Yunlong Song, Rong Zhi, Learning intuitive physics from videos
  • Integrated Project (Summer 2016), J. Tang, T. Staschewski, H. Gou, Playing badminton with robots

Talks and Presentations

  • 02.10.18, European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning
  • 02.07.18, International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering
  • 14.03.17, Karniel Computational Motor Control Workshop
  • 06.12.16, Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems
  • 26.09.16, Robotics in the 21st century: Challenges and Promises, International Workshop

Reviews and Other Activities

  • Reviewer for Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems
  • Reviewer for AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • Reviewer for Conference on Robot Learning


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