Prof. Dr. Sebastian Stober

Sebastian Stober

I am an interdisciplinary researcher with a PhD in computer science and a technical background somewhere between (applied) machine learning, (music) information retrieval and cognitive neuroscience. What fascinates me about people and intelligent machines alike is the ability to learn, adapt and interact with one another.

I am particularly interested in so-called “human-in-the-loop” scenarios, in which both people and machines learn from each other and jointly contribute to solving a problem. My research is driven by the idea that many challenges in the age of big data could be solved through such fruitful collaborations.

Since October 2018 I have been Professor for Artificial Intelligence at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. Before that, I was the head of a junior research group on machine learning in the research focus Cognitive Science at the University of Potsdam. From 2013 to 2015, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratories of Adrian Owen and Jessica Grahn at the Brain and Mind Institute of Western University in London, Ontario.