Leibniz Prize 2019 for Prof. Haddadin
Awards ceremony in Berlin on 13 March
At the beginning of December the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) selected ten researchers, four women and six men, to receive the 2019 Leibniz Prize. The prizewinners will receive € 2.5 million and can use these funds for their research work in any way they wish, without bureaucratic obstacles, for up to seven years. The awards ceremony for the 2019 prizes will take place on 13 March in Berlin. One of the recipients is TUM Informatics Professor of Robotics and Systems Intelligence, Sami Haddadin (Joint Appointment with the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering). He is regarded as one of the most important scientists in the field of machine intelligence. Since April 2018 Prof. Haddadin is director of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) founded by TUM in 2017. His research on safe, intuitive and reliable human-robot interactions is recognized as groundbreaking. His work opens up a whole new perspective on the way robots learn and are programmed.