Gerhard is a Professor of Robotics & Autonomous Systems in College of Science. Before coming to Lincoln, he has been an Assistant Professor at the TU Darmstadt from September 2014 to October 2016 and head of the Computational Learning for Autonomous Systems (CLAS) group. Before that, he was Post-Doc and Group Leader at the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group (IAS) also in Darmstadt under the guidance of Prof. Jan Peters. Gerhard obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Mass at the Graz University of Technology.
Gerhard already authored 50+ peer reviewed papers, many of them in top ranked machine learning and robotics journals or conferences such as NIPS, ICML, ICRA, IROS, JMLR, Machine Learning and AURO. In Darmstadt, he is principle investigator of the EU H2020 project Romans and also already acquired DFG funding. He organized several workshops and is senior program committee for several conferences.
Machine Learning, Robotics, Reinforcement Learning, Imitation Learning, Deep Learning
Best Student Paper (supervisor of)
— European Conference for Machine Learning (ECML), 2016
Best Paper Finalist
— International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015
Best Lecture Award
— Fachschaft Informatik, Darmstadt University of Technology, 2015
Best Paper Finalist
— International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014
1st Place in Scientific Challenge
— Robocup Soccer 3D Simulation League 2014, 2014
Best Cognitive Systems Paper
— International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012
Best Paper Award
— IEEE RAS/RSJ Conference on Humanoids Robots (HUMANOIDS), 2007
Abdolmaleki, A. and Price, B. and Lau, N. and Reis, P. and Neumann, G. (2017) Contextual CMA-ES. In: International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 22 - 25 August 2017, Melbourne, Australia.
Gabriel, A. and Akrour, R. and Peters, J. and Neumann, G. (2017) Empowered skills. In: International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 29 May - 3 June 2017, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.