Prof. Dr. Jörg Conradt
Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Conradt’s (b. 1974) working group researches information processing in neural systems and the transfer of the principles discovered to technical applications. Examples include autonomously growing networks of distributed agents which solve complex global problems locally or event-based sensors, controller and actuators in robotic systems. Prof. Conradt is involved in organizing the annual “Cognitive Neuromorphic Engineering” workshop in Capo Caccia [http://capocaccia.ethz.ch] (Italy) and Telluride [http://neuromorphs.net] (CO, USA).
After studying computer engineering at TU Berlin and USC, Los Angeles, Prof. Conradt completed his doctorate in neuroinformatics/physics at ETH Zurich (2008). Following brief postdoctoral stays in Zurich and Lugano, he was appointed assistant professor in “Neuroscientific System Theory” (2009) at the Chair of Automatic Control Engineering. He is affiliated with the German Research Foundation (DFG) “Cognition for Technical Systems” cluster of excellence and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience.
- Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience, Beste Live Demonstration (2009)
- ETH-Zürich Medaille für eine herausragende Dissertation (2008)
- Erwin-Stephan-Preis der TU-Berlin für das beste Diplom (2002)
- Fulbright Vollstipendium zum Studium in den USA (1999)
- Aufnahme in die Studienstiftung des dt. Volkes sowie die Daimler-Chrysler Studienförderung (1998)
Key Publications (all publications)
Conradt J, Berner R, Cook M, Delbruck T: “An Embedded AER Dynamic Vision Sensor for Low-Latency Pole Balancing”. IEEE Workshop on Embedded Computer Vision (ECV09). 2009; 1-6.
Conradt JA: Distributed Cognitive Map for Spatial Navigation Based on Graphically Organized Place Agents. Ph.D. Thesis. ETH Zürich, 2008.
Birdwell JA, Solomon JH, Thajchayapong M, Taylor MA, Cheely M, Towal RB, Conradt J, Hartmann MJZ: “Biomechanical Models for Radial Distance Determination by the Rat Vibrissal System”. J. Neurophysiol. 2007. 98(4): 2439-55.Abstract
Conradt J, Varshavskaya P: “Distributed Central Pattern Generator Control for a Serpentine Robot”, Joint International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and Neural Information Processing (ICANN/ICONIP). Istanbul, Turkey, 2003.
Conradt J, Tevatia G, Vijayakumar S, Schaal S: On-line Learning for Humanoid Robot Systems, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML2000). Stanford, USA, 2000.