Research and teaching activities are pursued in several departments of ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, each with its specific application and research context:
At ETH Zurich, the Department for Computer Science (D-INFK) supports significant activities in machine learning and computational intelligence. The Department of Mathematics (D-MATH) and the Department for Biosystems Science and Engineering located in Basel (D-BSSE) bring together statistics, machine learning, and biomedical research. At the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems the Empirical Interference department in Tübingen has pronounced research activities around statistical learning theory and machine learning.
Perception / Computer Vision
At ETH Zurich, both the Department for Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET) and the Department for Computer Science (D-INFK) provide prime expertise on computer vision. The Perceiving Systems department at the Tübingen site is the center of computer vision research activites at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.
Autonomous robotics and the control of robotic systems are shared reasearch themes of the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT) and the Department for Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET) at ETH Zurich, as well as the Autonomous Motion Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tuebingen.
At ETH Zurich, the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT) and the Department of Health Science and Technology (D-HEST) focus on nanotechnology for robotics as well as physical human-robot interaction and medical applications. The Physical Intelligence department, the Haptic Intelligence department, and the Micro Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Stuttgart site of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems also support significant activities in these research areas.
CLS Senior Fellows
The Center has decided to reach out beyond the network of experts within the two partners, ETH Zurich and the MPI for Intelligent Systems, and seek the involvement of a further select group of outstanding European researchers in machine learning and AI. CLS Senior Fellows participate in meetings of the Center, provide scientific advice and help set the strategic direction, as well as offering PhD supervision.