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Available Theses & Projects

Autonomous Robotics

Computational Neuroscience

A project in computational cognitive modeling: the mnemonic-perceptual functions of the hippocampus

We use the top-down approach of abstract modeling to pin down the underlying mechanisms of complex cognitive phenomena, such as recognition memory. Of special interest is the involvement of the hippocampus and the adjacent areas in the medial temporal lobe. We have ongoing projects related to this topic and interested students are welcome to contact us for potential projects. Note that programming skills (primarily Python and Matlab) are necessary to complete a project.

Investigating the neural mechanisms of spatial navigation

Research has unveiled a number of cell types in the mammalian brain which code for different aspects of spatial behavior, such as head direction cells, place cells or grid cells. These cell types offer us a unique window into the neural mechanisms of higher lever cognitive functions. We offer bachelor and master level theses investigating these mechanisms by means of computational modeling and data analysis.

Optical Imaging Group

Theory of Machine Learning

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

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