Hanspeter Mallot


Prof. Dr. Hanspeter A. Mallot


Cognitive Neuroscience
Dept. of Biology, Faculty of Science
Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Auf der Morgenstelle 28
D-72076 Tübingen

            Tel.: +49 7071 29-78830

            Fax: +49 7071 29-2891





Hanspeter Mallot received his PhD from the Faculty of Biology, University of Mainz, Germany, in 1986. In the following years, he held postdoctoral and research positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Ruhr-University Bochum, the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen and the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin. In 2000, he was appointed Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen. Research focusses on spatial cognition in humans and robots, using behavioral experiments in virtual reality, eye-movement recordings, and simulated agents in hard- and software.


He is a member of the editorial board of the journal "Spatial Cognition and Computation" and of the "Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft" (NWG).  In the past, he served as president of the European Neural Network Society (ENNS), as president of the German Society for Cognitive Science (GK), and as a member of the Neuroscience review panel of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.


Current projects


Completed projects

  • EU Strep µDrones: Microdrone autonomous navigation for environment sensing
  • RatPack: Sensor mode tracking system for rodents (in cooperation with Prof. Klaus Wehrle,RWTH Aachen)
  • Sonderforschungsbereich 550, Teilprojekt A12
  • EU Strep GNOSYS: An abstraction architecture for cognitive agents. 2004-2006
  • EU Strep WAYFINDING: Finding your way in the world - on the neurocognitive basis of spatial memory and orientation in humans. 2005-2008
  • EU EST PerAct: Perception and Action in Space. 2004-2008
  • DFG Graduiertenkolleg: Cognitive Neurobiology 2000-2004