Establishing cognitive science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt is a long-term commitment across multiple departments (see Members to get an impression on the interdisciplinary of the supporting groups and departments). The TU offers a strong foundation including several established top engineering groups in Germany, a prominent computer science department (which is among the top four in Germany), a psychology department emphasizing a natural science approach, a biology department emphasizing a systems approach, and a strong support of interdisciplinarity throughout the university.
Currently, a few groups (see Founding Members) form the core cognitive science. Jointly with four future members who do research in topics such as Sensorimotor Control & Learning, Perception, Decision Making & Preference, Models of Higher Cognition (e.g. reasoning, natural language, learning and memory), Machine Learning and Biosignal Processing (e.g. prosthetics, brain-computer interface), plant to turn the cognitive science center at the TU Darmstadt into a highly attractive research environment for cognitive science and for developing cognitive systems.
The center is currently in the process of being established, to be completed jointly with the hiring process. Preliminary informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Dr. Constantin Rothkopf (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr.-Ing. Dirk Balfanz (email@example.com).