Technische Universität Berlin

2019 Newly Appointed Professor: Professor Dr. Marianne Maertens

The experimental psychologist is head of the Chair of Computational Psychology at Faculty IV – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

“I have been researching and teaching at TU Berlin since 2008. Prior to that I worked at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig and the Center for Neural Science at New York University.

I study visual perception in humans. The aim of the research in my “Computational Psychology” working group is the empirical characterization of human perception performance and an understanding of the processes involved. Aside from identifying and describing the underlying neural processing mechanisms, we are also trying to apply the strategies observed in humans to the design of technical systems capable of learning.

I profit from the collaboration of numerous different chairs in the Brain City Berlin and at TU Berlin. I have a number of colleagues with similar research interests but who also use very different methodological and technical approaches. It is exciting to share our different approaches, to question one's own basic assumptions and thus come closer to understanding human perception step by step in a lively dialogue".