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Patrick van der Smagt

Prof. Dr. Patrick van der Smagt

GSN associate faculty


Director of AI Research, Volkswagen Group
Chairman of Assistenzrobotik e.V.


Volkswagen Group, Data Lab
Ungererstr. 69, 80805 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 289 25793
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 289 18107


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Research focus: machine learning, probabilistic inference, control, robotics

Keywords: deep learning, probability theory, robotics, biomechanics, body-machine interfaces, movement modeling

Current GSN students: Grady Jensen

Selected publications:

Nutan Chen, Alexej Klushyn, Richard Kurle, Xueyan Jiang, Justin Bayer, Patrick van der Smagt (2018)
Metrics for Deep Generative Models. AISTATS, 2018

Maximilian Karl, Maximilian Soelch, Justin Bayer, Patrick van der Smagt (2017). Deep Variational Bayes Filters: Unsupervised Learning of State Space Models from Raw Data. International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR)

Flownet: Learning optical flow with convolutional networks. A Dosovitskiy, P Fischer, E Ilg, P Hausser, C Hazirbas, V Golkov, ... Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 2758-2766

Hochberg LR, Bacher D, Jarosiewicz B, Masse NY, Simeral JD, Vogel J, Haddadin S, Liu J, Cash SS, van der Smagt P and Donoghue JP. (2012) Reach and grasp by people with tetraplegia using a neurally controlled robotic arm. Nature 485: 372-377.