Owner of Professorship
Fred Hamker graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Paderborn in 1994 and received his PhD from the Faculty of Computer Science at the Technical University of Ilmenau in 1999. He worked at the JW Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, USA). In 2003, he founded a research group at the University of Münster in the Department of Psychology. Since 2009, he has held the professorship of Artificial Intelligence at the TU Chemnitz. Since 2010 he is associated with the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin..
His research group takes a model-driven approach to studying how the brain works, with the goal of developing novel intelligent cognitive systems. Models are developed that help interpret psychological and neuroscientific data, thus contributing directly to the understanding of the brain. Likewise, research is being done on the transfer of neuroscientific knowledge into new concepts of artificial (brain-inspired) intelligence.