Hi there, I’m Robert!

I’m a PhD student in deep learning and vision science, working in the labs of Felix Wichmann and Matthias Bethge at the University of Tübingen and the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS).

Are human and machine vision relying on similar strategies for visual processing?

I’m interested in the fascinating area that lies at the intersection of Neuroscience, Computer Science and Machine Learning.

I use psychophysical methods to better understand machine vision, and convolutional neural networks to model aspects of human visual processing. A current focus of my work is robustness: What can machine vision learn from the incredibly general robustness of the human visual system towards distortions of any kind?

Latest project:

A recent project of mine is described in a blog post on Towards Data Science: “Are all CNNs created equal?