Prof. Dr. Patrick van der Smagt
Patrick van der Smagt studied computer science in Amsterdam, doing his PhD on neural networks in robotics. After spending a year as a visiting professor at the Beckmann Institute at the University of Illinois (UIUC), he moved to DLR's Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics where he conducted research in the field of cerebellar control, biomimetic robotics, and brain-machine interfaces. He joined TUM in 2012 as professor for biomimetic robotics and machine learning, and runs a corresponding lab there. Since 2013 he is associated to fortiss, a TUM Associate Institute.