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Alexander von Humboldt Professorship 2009

Oliver Brock

Oliver Brock is a pioneer in the field of research into artificial intelligence for the next generation of autonomous robots.

  • Nominating University: Technische Universität Berlin

Computer science

Oliver Brock is a pioneer in the field of research into artificial intelligence for the next generation of autonomous robots which can produce complicated reactions and motion sequences and are thus suitable for use in medicine, space travel or in case of accidents involving radioactivity. At Berlin’s University of Technology Brock is not only expected to develop this research focus area but also propel forward partnerships with other academic institutions and industry.

Brief bio

Prof. Dr. Oliver Brock, born in 1969, computer scientist from Germany, studied at Berlin and Stanford where he completed his doctorate in 2000. He spent time researching at Rice University in Houston, USA, before returning to Stanford in 2001. Since 2002, he has been conducting research and teaching at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. He has been awarded, amongst others, the NSF Career Award (2006).
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