Ioannis Iossifidis studied physics (focus: theoretical particle physics) at the University of Dortmund and received his doctorate in 2006 at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at the Ruhr-University of Bochum.At the Institute of Neuroinformatics, Prof. Dr. Iossifidis headed the Autonomous Robotics group and successfully participated with his research group in numerous research projects in the field of artificial intelligence funded by the BmBF and the EU.
Since October 1, 2010 he is working at the HRW at the Institute of Computer Science and holds the chair of Theoretical Computer Science – Artificial Intelligence.
Prof. Dr. Ioannis Iossifidis has been developing biologically inspired anthropomorphic autonomous robotic systems for over 20 years, which are both part and result of his research in the field of computational neuroscience. In this context he developed models for information processing in the human brain and applied them to technical systems. Recognized focal points of his scientific work in recent years are the modeling of human arm movements, the design of so-called “simulated realities” for the simulation and evaluation of interactions between man, machine and environment, and the development of cortical exoprosthetic components. Development of the theory and application of machine learning algorithms based on deep neural architectures are the cross-cutting theme of his research.
Ioannis Iossifidis’ research has been funded by the BmBF (NEUROS, MORPHA, LOKI, DESIRE, Bernstein Focus: Neural Foundations of Learning etc.). ), the DFG (“Motor-parietal cortical neuroprosthesis with somatosensory feedback for restoring hand and arm functions in tetraplegic patients”) and the EU (Neural Dynamics – EU (STREP), EUCogII, EUCogIII ) and is one of the winners of the lead market competitions Gesundheit.NRW and IKT.NRW 2019.