Research Group Leader
While I remain affliated with MPI, I am now also a full professor at Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt).
My research centers around the goal of bringing advanced motor skills to robotics using techniques from machine learning. You can check out my research interests and my publications for further information on my private homepage at private homepage. I have recently completed my Ph.D. at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California in sunny Los Angeles. There, I have been working with Stefan Schaal, Sethu Vijayakumar (now at U. Edinburgh, UK), and Firdaus Udwadia (from the Department of Mechanical Engineering). My fabulous committee also included Chris Atkeson and Gaurav Sukhatme. Before joining USC, I studied computer science (with a focus on artificial intelligence), and electrical engineering (majoring in automation & control) in Germany and Singapore, worked in Germany, Japan, and Singapore. Furthermore, I obtained a Dipl.-Ing. (German MSEE) from Munich University of Technology and a Dipl.-Inform. (German MSCS) from Hagen University. At University of Southern California, I have obtained the obligatory, redundant MS in Computer Science and, recently, completed a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Check out my curriculum vitae for more information. More information on Jan Peters can be found on his private homepage and on his group's homepage. For a reasonably formatted version of my publications see here.