About the Institute
The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit (Zentrale Wissenschaftliche Einrichtung) of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.The interdisciplinary character of the INI makes that we are outside the formal disciplinary structure of the university,not part of any specific department, although we have close ties to the departments of physics and astronomy,electrical engineering and information technology, mathematics, biology, and psychology. We are linked to the Research Department Neuroscience and to the International Graduate School of Neuroscience.
Five principle investigators contribute their research experience and research programs in different areas to our interdisciplinary agenda:
- Theory of Cognitive Systems: Prof. Dr. Gregor Schöner
- Theory of Neural Systems: Prof. Dr. Laurenz Wiskott
- Computational Neuroscience: Prof. Dr. Sen Cheng
- Theory of Machine Learning: Prof. Dr. Tobias Glasmachers
- Optical Imaging: PD Dr. Dirk Jancke
The Director of the institute is Prof. Dr. Gregor Schöner, who is assisted by a 'Beirat' and a 'Vorstand' (see under 'Organizational Structure').Our research work is organized around scientifically
autonomous research groups, each embedded in a primary discipline. Typically, a senior researcher is responsible for each group to which student assistants, doctoral students, and postdocs may belong. Research groups
contribute to teaching, most prominently by supervising Bachelor and Master thesis projects.You find links to all people associated with the institute on the 'People' page,
job openings on the 'Jobs' page.