I was born in Germany in 1980 and studied "Naturwissenschaftliche Informatik" in Bielefeld since 2002. As a student I worked in the research group neuroinformatics of Prof. Dr. Helge Ritter and recieved my diploma ("About splitting of sequential data under the viewpoint of information theory") in 2007.
Since 07/2007 I was employed at the AG Neuroinformatik, Bielefeld University as a Ph.D. student. Now I am a member of the CoR-Lab in a cooperation project with Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH.
Invariant Recognition with Generative Models
What mechanisms enable the highly invariant recognition of objects, an ability so impressively exhibited by biological vision systems?
To address this question, the present project investigates an architecture of hierarchical generative networks. Their key element is a novel type of computational unit -- the "capsule" -- that is less fine-grained than a neuron and that implements an adaptive mid-level computational primitive for integrating bottom-up with generative top-down signals towards instantiating a process of "pattern explaining" instead of just pattern matching.