Welcome to the MINDS group at Jacobs University Bremen!


We try to understand how intelligent (wide sense) information processing can arise from the high-dimensional dynamics in nonlinear material substrates, such as brains or the non-digital microchips of the future.

Understanding, for us, means mathematical modeling. Our models should be insightfully descriptive and lend themselves to effective and efficient computing procedures.

We draw inspiration from partnering with researchers in computational neuroscience, robotics, neuromorphic and optical computing, mathematics and theoretical computer science. We are very much engaged in the Interdisciplinary College (IK).

In our teaching, the big aim is to help students make friends with the majestic powers of mathematical abstraction in theoretical computer science and machine learning.

Note: After August 1, 2019, Herbert Jaeger will be working at the newly founded Cognitive Systems and Materials Center at the University of Groningen (CogniGron). A new group website will appear there at some time after the transition of the group. After August 1, 2019, the email of Herbert Jaeger is h dot jaeger at rug dot nl.