Prof. Sandra Hirche mit Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Medaille ausgezeichnet

Mit der höchsten Auszeichnung der TUM, der Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medaille, zeichnete der Geschäftsführende Vizepräsident Prof. Gerhard Kramer am 7.12.2023 Prof. Sandra Hirche im Rahmen des TUM Dies Academicus aus. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Sandra Hirche gives IFAC World Congress Plenary Talk

Prof. Sandra Hirche was invited to give a plenary talk at the IFAC World Congress, the largest international conference in automation science and technologies with about 4000 attendees. 

In her talk `Towards Trustworthy Data-driven Control’, she outlined current challenges and methods for applying machine learning technologies in safety-critical settings and where those come up in her group’s research on human rehabilitation and underwater robotics.

Best paper award at IECBES for Hossein Kavianirad

Hossein Kavianirad got the best paper award for the paper „EMG-Based Volitional Torque Estimation in Functional Electrical Stimulation Control“ at the 7th IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES 2022), in the session Biomedical Signal Processing. Congratulations!

PhD thesis Award for Dr.-Ing. Selma Music

Selma Music Dr.-Ing. Selma Music received the PhD thesis Award of "Bund der Freunde der TUM" for her dissertation “Shared Control for Human–Robot Team Interaction.

Rohde & Schwarz PhD thesis Award for Dr.-Ing. Thomas Beckers

On 22.12.2021, Dr.-Ing. Thomas Beckers received the Rohde & Schwarz PhD thesis Award for his dissertation “Gaussian Process based Modeling and Control with Guarantees“.

Eurotech Postdoc Fellowship Award for Junjie Jiao

ITR member Junjie Jiao has been awarded with the Eurotech Postdoc Fellowship on the topic of "Distributed data-driven control of networked multi-agent systems with guarantees“. The two-year project will be hosted at ITR and performed in collaboration with Prof. Colin Jones from Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Seaclear project wins IAPH sustainability award

Every year, the International Association of Ports and Harbours, accepts nominations for awards in selected categories of projects supporting its World Port Sustainability Program. The nominations can come from member ports and harbours and can be on several related categories such as 'infrastructure', 'digitalization', or 'climate and energy'. This year, the SEACLEAR project was short-listed for the award in the 'Environmental care' category by a jury, with the final vote being left to the public. The results of the final vote were announced during the Gala of the annual World Ports Conference, which was hosted by the port of Vancouver this year. SEACLEAR has been the favourite project in the 'Environmental Care' category among the public votes, and won the 2022 sustainability award in this category!

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Kurt Fischer Preis für Jonas Umlauft

Dr.-Ing. Jonas Umlauft hat den Kurt Fischer Preis 2020 für seine Dissertation “Safe Learning Control for Gaussian Process Models“ erhalten am 13.12.2020.

Sandra Hirche awarded with prestigious ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Prof. Sandra Hirche has been awarded with the prestigious ERC Proof of Concept Grant. ERC Proof of Concept Grant are meant to support the translation of fundamental results achieved into a commercial or socially valuable proposition, i.e. the initial steps of pre-competitive development. Only ERC grantees are eligible to apply.

In her ERC Proof of Concept project "con-PDmode" Sandra Hirche and her team will deliver a software prototype for control-oriented modelling and estimation of Parkinson’s disease symptoms based on low-cost wearable sensors that are transparent and platform agnostic. It will exploit the research results from her ERC Starting Grant "Control based on Human Models".

Sandra Hirche elevated to IEEE Fellow

Prof. Sandra Hirche has been elevated to IEEE Fellow for her scientific contributions to human-machine interaction and networked control (effective Jan 1, 2020).

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an international professional association of engineers in the fields of electrical engineering and information technology based in New York City. It creates an environment in which its members develop world changing technology – from computer science and sustainable energy systems through aeronautics and astronautics to telecommunications, robotics and medical technology.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is the highest level of membership recognizing the professional achievements of IEEE members and is conferred on the basis of nomination by existing Fellows and subsequent approval by the Board of Directors. See for the list of IEEE Fellows at TUM.

Sandra Hirche awarded with prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant

Prof. Sandra Hirche has been awarded with the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant. ERC grants is a highly competitive funding line by the European Commission. ERC Consolidator Grant are open to researchers with between seven and 12 years' experience since completion of a doctorate and can receive up to 2 million euros in funding.

In her ERC project "CO-MAN" Sandra Hirche will develop fundamentally novel approaches for safe data-driven control for human-centric systems bridging gap between rigorous control and flexible machine learning techniques. She has already been awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2013.

"2018 Outstanding Student Paper Award of IEEE CDC" for ITR publication

The paper "An Uncertainty-Based Control Lyapunov Approach for Control-Affine Systems Modeled by Gaussian Process", co-authored by Jonas Umlauft, Lukas Pöhler, and Sandra Hirche, received the 2018 Outstanding Student Paper Award of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, the flagship conference of the Control System Society.

Jakob Fröhner Young Author Paper Award Finalist at IFAC CPHS conference for ITR publication

The paper “A virtual embodiment paradigm in evaluation of human-in-the-loop control” co-authored by Philipp Beckerle, Satoshi Endo and Sandra Hirche has been selected as one of the four finalists at the 2nd IFAC conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems (CPHS) 2018 in Miami, USA.

Poster Paper Award at Chinese Control Conference 2018

The paper entitled “Bounded Consensus of Linear Multi-Agent Systems with External Disturbances Through a Reduced-Order Adaptive Feedback Protocol” authored by Xianwei Li and Sandra Hirche received the SCIS-CCC Poster Paper Award at the Chinese Control Conference in Wuhan/China in July, 2018. The paper was selected among more than 800 candidates.

Walter Gademann Preis 2018 für Melanie Kimmel

Dr.-Ing. Melanie Kimmel hat den Walter Gademann Preis 2018 für ihre Dissertation“ Constrained Nonlinear Control for Safe Human-Robot Interaction“ erhalten am 9.11.2018.

Armin Lederer hat den Kurt-Fischer Preis für seine Masterarbeit am ITR erhalten

Armin Lederer hat den Kurt-Fischer-Preis für seine Masterarbeit "Daten-basierte Ansätze zur modellpraediktiven Regelung" im Mai 2018 erhalten. Die Masterarbeit wurde am Lehrstuhl für Informationstechnische Regelung durchgeführt und von Jonas Umlauft sowie Prof. Sandra Hirche betreut.

Best Student Paper Award Finalist at WODES 2018

The paper entitled “LQG Control via Wireless Sensor Networks with Minimal Power” authored by Touraj Soleymani, Sandra Hirche and John S. Baras has been selected as finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at the 14th Workshop on Discrete Event Systems at Sorrento Coast in Italy in 2018.

Best Conference Paper Award - Finalist and Best Paper Award on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) - Finalist

Paper entitled “Estimating unknown object dynamics in human-robot manipulation tasks” authored by Denis Cehajic, Pablo Dohmann, and Sandra Hirche has been awarded the Best Conference Paper Award - Finalist and the Best Paper Award on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) - Finalist at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Singapore.

Prof. Hirche member of The European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Prof. Sandra Hirche has become a member of The European Academy of Sciences and Arts. The official announcement will take place in March 2015. The focus of the Academy is on interdisciplinary discussion across specialist areas, ideologies and scientific cultures as well as promoting transnational dialog and visionary developments of new scientific knowledge and academic thinking. You will find more information about The European Academy of Sciences and Arts here.

Best Cognitive Robotics Paper - Finalist for Denis Cehajic

Denis Cehajic got the Finalist Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in 2014.

Kurt-Fischer-Award for Adam Molin's PhD Thesis

Dr.-Ing. Adam Molin got the Kurt-Fischer-Award for his PhD Thesis „Optimal Event-triggered Control with Communication Constraints“ in November 2014 from EIKON e.V.

Dominik Sieber finalist for ECC 2014 Best Student Paper Award

Dominik Sieber is one of the finalists for the Best Student Paper Award of the 13th European Control Conference (ECC). The award for the paper titled “Uncontrollability of Controlled  Consensus Networks characterized by Faria Vectors” (co-author Prof. Sandra Hirche) has been presented to Dominik Sieber on June 26th, 2014 in Strasbourg (France).

Best Paper Award for Frederik Deroo and Prof. Sandra Hirche

Frederik Deroo and Prof. Sandra Hirche were awarded the Best Paper Award 2013 for the journal paper"A MATLAB Toolbox for Large-Scale Networked Systems" in the tools category of the journal at-Automatisierungstechnik.

Best Student Paper Award Finalist and Best Application Paper Finalist at IROS 2012

For the paper titled “6D Workspace Constraints for Physical Human-Robot Interaction Using Invariance Control with Chattering Reduction" Melanie Kimmel got the Best Student Paper Award of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2012 in Vilamoura, Portugal. This paper was also awarded as Best Application Paper Finalist for Melanie Kimmel, Martin Lawitzky and Prof. Sandra Hirche.