Applied Informatics Group

Dr.-Ing. Marko Tscherepanow

marko's picture

Name: Dr.-Ing. Tscherepanow Marko
Email: marko [AT]

Marko Tscherepanow received his diploma degree in computer science from Ilmenau Technical University, Germany, in 2003. During his studies, he worked as a student assistant in the Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Robotics Lab. Here, he investigated the incorporation of task-specific information into the processing of sensory data. In his diploma thesis, he compared various methods for anticipatory planning with respect to changing tasks and environments. As a part of his studies, Marko Tscherepanow visited the Institute of Applied Sciences in Medicine, Salzburg (Austria), as a trainee from October 2000 to March 2001. Here, his work comprised the implementation of volume rendering techniques for three-dimensional ultrasound data as well as the development of user interfaces for the Laparoscopic Impulse Engine - a device for simulating laparoscopic surgical procedures. In 2004, he joined the Applied Informatics group at Bielefeld University, Germany, where he was working towards his PhD. In December 2007, he finished his PhD thesis entitled "Image Analysis Methods for Location Proteomics". In his PhD thesis, he successfully examined and applied methods such as genetic algorithms, incremental and stable neural networks, enhanced morphological operators, and active contours to the analysis of microscope images showing protein distribution patterns in living cells. In 2008 he started to investigate techniques which enable the development of memory systems for robots. Here, his focus lied on incremental machine learning algorithms and attention systems. The major outcomes of this research consist of a versatile family of on-line learning neural networks based on the Adaptive Resonance Theory and several types of saliency maps.

In general, he's interested in neuroinformatics, self-organizing systems and computational intelligence. His further research comprises image processing and analysis methods regarding different fields of application.

Marko Tscherepanow is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), its Computational Intelligence Society, and the European Neural Network Society (ENNS).


In November 2012, Marko Tscherepanow left the Applied Informatics group. He's now working for Beckhoff Automation GmbH.

Recent Best Paper/Poster Awards

Goal Babbling of Acoustic-Articulatory Models with Adaptive Exploration Noise
Philippsen A, Reinhart F, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob) 


Are you talking to me? Improving the robustness of dialogue systems in a multi party HRI scenario by incorporating gaze direction and lip movement of attendees
Richter V, Carlmeyer B, Lier F, Meyer zu Borgsen S, Kummert F, Wachsmuth S, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human-agent Interaction (HAI) 


"Look at Me!": Self-Interruptions as Attention Booster?
Carlmeyer B, Schlangen D, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human Agent Interaction (HAI)


For members