In 2015, I finished doing a PhD in computer science. My PhD project was modeling the superior colliculus, a brain region which integrates information from different sensory modalities to localize events and objects in space and initiate motor responses. This was to contribute to our knowledge about an interesting brain region on the one hand, and on the other hand to learn about Nature's solutions to problems we face in computer science and specifically in robotics.
More generally, the areas of my research were computational intelligence, developmental robotics, machine learning, neural networks, and neuroscience. I have been interested in symbolic AI, particularly in description (ontologies) and modal logics.
My thesis, titled "One Computer Scientist's (Deep) Superior Colliculus : Modeling, understanding, and learning from a multisensory midbrain structure", is available online, in all its glory.
Here's a list of what academic work I've managed to get published, so far.
Bauer, J. and Wermter, S., Probabilistic, Self-Organized Learning for Adaptive, Binaural Sound-Source Localization. (submitted) Neural Computation
Bauer, J., One Computer Scientist's (Deep) Superior Colliculus : Modeling, understanding, and learning from a multisensory midbrain structure. 2015. PHD thesis. pdf
Bauer, J., Magg, S., Wermter, S., Attention modeled as information in learning multisensory integration. May 2015. Neural Networks. pdf
Bauer, J., Dávila-Chacón, J., Wermter, S., Modeling development of natural multi-sensory integration using neural self-organisation and probabilistic population codes. October 2014. Connection Science. pdf
Bauer, J., Wermter, S., Learning Multi-Sensory Integration with Self-Organization and Statistics. Ninth International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy'13). Beijing, China, August 2013. pdf
Bauer, J., Wermter, S., Self-Organized Neural Learning of Statistical Inference from High-Dimensional Data. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). Beijing, China, August 2013. pdf
Bauer, J., Dávila-Chacón, J., Strahl, E., Wermter, S., Smoke and Mirrors — Virtual Realities for Sensor Fusion Experiments in Biomimetic Robotics. Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI), 2012 IEEE Conference on. 2012. IEEE. pdf
Bauer, J., Weber, C., Wermter, S., A SOM-based Model for Multi-sensory Integration in the Superior Colliculus. The 2012 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). Brisbane, Australia, June 2012. IEEE. pdf
Bauer, J., Sattler, U., Parsia, B., Explaining by Example: Model Exploration for Ontology Comprehension. 22nd International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2009). Oxford, UK, July 2009. pdf