Central German Mental Health Center

Constantin A. Rothkopf

Constantin A. Rothkopf

Prof. PhD., Psychology of Information Processing, TUDa, and CMBB

Current position
Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, TUDa
Role within partner site
Representative Faculty

Relevant work experience
since 2020
BMBF KOMPAKI: Competence center for work and AI, PI
since 2020
BMBF PlexPlain: Explainable AI for complex linear programs, PI
since 2018

Professional background
since 2018
German Society for Cognitive Science, Member of the Advisory Board
Dept. Cognitive Science, CEU, Budapest, Hungary, Visiting Professor
since 2016
Centre for Cognitive Science, TUDa, Founding Director
since 2013
Professor of Psychology, TUDa
Debuty Professorship, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück
Principal Investigator, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Postdoctoral fellow, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Dissertation, Ph.D., University of Rochester, USA

Main research foci
  • Computational cognitive science
  • Perception and action
  • Sequential behavior in natural and virtual environments

  • Hoppe D, Helfmann S, Rothkopf CA (2018) Humans quickly learn to blink strategically in response to environmental task demands. PNAS 115(9): 2246-2251.
  • Hoppe D, Rothkopf CA (2016) Learning rational temporal eye movement strategies. PNAS, 113(29): 8332-8337.
  • Rothkopf CA, Ballard DH (2013) Modular inverse reinforcement learning for visuomotor behavior. Biol Cybern 107(4): 477-490.
  • Hoppe D, Rothkopf CA (2019) Multi-step planning of eye movements in visual search. Sci Rep 9(1):1-12.
  • Rothkopf CA, Ballard DH, Hayhoe MM (2007) Task and context determine where you look. J Vis 7(14): 16-16.

Additional information
since 2019
Editorial Board member, Scientific Reports, Nature Research
Organizer, Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society, KOGWIS2018
since 2014
Member of the committee for the development of the standard curriculum in cognitive science in the German Society for Cognitive Science
Paper of excellence award, IEEE 8th International Conference on Development and Learning
Sloan Swartz Annual Meeting travel fellowship, the Bernstein Network
Cosyne Travel Grant, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Student Travel Award, Vision Science Society