Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst-Michael Groß


Zusebau, Raum 3059 (registration via the secretariat)
Helmholtzplatz 5
98693 Ilmenau

+49 (0)3677 69-2858

Consultation hours:
Wednesdays, 1.30 - 2.30 p.m. by appointment only by   e-mail or via the secretary's office (+49 (0)3677 69-2858).


since 2021 Chairman of the Board of the Thuringian Center for Learning Systems and Robotics (TZLR e.V.)
2019-2024 Coordinator of the Carl-Zeiss Foundation "Durchbrüche" project group E4SM (Engineering for Smart Manufacturing) - "Engineering of Machine-Learning-based Assistance Systems for Data-Intensive Industrial Scenarios"
2010 Thuringian Research Award in category “Transfer” for shopping guide robot TOOMAS
2008­-2021 Coordinator of joint research projects (BMBF, EU, Thuringia) on the practical use of mobile assistance robots in retail, domestic, care and rehabilitation
since 2007 Member of the award committee for the Thuringian Research Award
2001-2003 Speaker of DFG Postgraduate School 164 "VLSI Design Automation of Mixed Analog-Digital Structures at the Example of Neural Nets"
1998-2005 Dean of Faculty of Computer Science and Automation at TU Ilmenau
1996-2019 Vice Chairman of the Board of the Center for Image and Signal Processing (ZBS e.V.) Ilmenau
1997-1998 Vice Dean of Faculty of Computer Science and Automation at TU Ilmenau
1993 Founding member and board member of the German Chapter of European Neural Network Society (GNNS)
1993 Co-initiator of the first DFG Postgraduate School at TU Ilmenau (GK 164)
since 1993 Head of the research lab (Chair) for Neuroinformatics (since 2004 "Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Robotics'')
1993 Appointment as university professor at TU Ilmenau
1991-1992 Acting head of the Neuroinformatics group at TU Ilmenau
1990 Visiting postdoctoral research scientist, Ruhr-University Bochum, Institute of Neuroin-formatics (Prof. von Seelen)
1989 Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in Neuroinformatics at TH Ilmenau on the subject: Modeling of cortical processors for content-driven parallel information processing based on the visual cortex (summa cum laude)
1980-1985 Academic studies of Engineering Cybernetics and Automation (major) and Biocybernetics (minor) at university "TH Ilmenau" and Friedrich Schiller University Jena; final degree as Diplom-Ing. (M.Sc.)
1977-1980 Military service in the National People's Army
1965-1977 Polytechnic secondary school in Waltershausen and high school Salzmannschule in Schnepfental
1959 born in Waltershausen in Thuringia

Reviews and Memberships

Reviewer for:
  • Journals:  AI Communication, Biological Cybernetics, Connection Science, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Kognitionswisswenschaft, Künstliche Intelligenz, and more
  • Research funding organizations: DFG (German Research Foundation), Swedish Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), European Commission, several Ministries for Research of German Federal States, several privat research funding organizations
  • Conferences and workshops: member of more than 40 program committees of international and national conferences and workshops
  • European Neural Network Society (ENNS)
  • International Neural Network Society (INNS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • German Society of Computer Science (GI)



A large fraction of my publications is available at  Google Scholar .

A list of my publications can be dowloaded here.
A list of the theses I have supervised can be downloaded here.