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Professor Dr. Oliver Brock



MAR 5.033
Telephone: +49.30.314-73110
Office hours: Friday 10-12, please make an appointment

Research Interests

My research is concerned with the algorithmic foundations required to enable robotic agents to autonomously perform complex tasks in dynamic and unstructured environments. Beyond the scope of robotics, I apply these algorithmic foundations to problems in structural molecular biology, such as protein structure prediction, protein folding, and protein docking.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional and Academic Experience
since 2009
Alexander von Humboldt Professor, TU Berlin
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research Associate and Scientific Consultant, Stanford University
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, AllAdvantage.com
Lecturer and Research Scientist, Rice University
Ph.D., Computer Science, Stanford University
Master of Science, Computer Science, Stanford University
Diplom, Computer Science, TU Berlin
Awards and Nominations
Best Systems Paper Award, RSS
First Place, Amazon Picking Challenge
Third Place, Protein Structure Prediction, CASP 11
Second Place, Contact Prediction, mid- and long-range contacts, CASP 11
Best Student Paper Award (with Raphael Deimel), RSS
Best Poster Award, CASP 10
IEEE Robotics and Automation Most Active Technical Committee Award, Technical Committee on Mobile Manipulation
Research Prize Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
Professinal Memberships
since 2002
IEEE Senior Member
since 2002
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
since 2002
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
since 2006
Protein Society
Editorial Activities
since 2011
Autonomous Robots
since 2010
The Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR)
since 2010
International Journal of Robotics and Research
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
since 2007
Foundations and Trends in Robotics
Professional Service
since 2016
Extended Academic Senate, TU Berlin
Member IPODI Scholarschip Selection Committee, TU Berlin
since 2014
Track Director, study program Cognitive Systems
Department Chair, Department of Computer Engineering and Microelectronics, TU Berlin
since 2011
Track Director, study program Science of Intelligence




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Oliver Brock and Oussama Khatib. Executing Motion Plans for Robots with Many Degrees of Freedom in Dynamic Environments. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Robotics, pp. 1-6, 1998.

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Brendan Burns, and Oliver Brock. Information Theoretic Construction of Probabilistic Roadmaps. Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 1:650-655, 2003. Las Vegas, USA

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Adam Belsom and Michael Schneider and Lutz Fischer and Oliver Brock and Juri Rappsilber. Serum Albumin Domain Structures in Human Blood Serum by Mass Spectrometry and Computational Biology. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics 15:1105-1116, 2016.

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Adam Belsom and Michael Schneider and Lutz Fischer and Mahmoud Mabrouk and Kolja Stahl and Oliver Brock and Juri Rappsilber. Blind testing cross-linking/mass spectrometry under the auspices of the 11th critical assessment of methods of protein structure prediction (CASP11) [version 1; referees: 1 approved]. Wellcome Open Research :1:24, 2016.

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Adam Belsom and Michael Schneider and Oliver Brock and Juri Rappsilber. Blind Evaluation of Hybrid Protein Structure Analysis Methods based on Cross-Linking. Trends in Biochemical Sciences 41(7):564 - 567, 2016.

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Manuel Baum and Matthew Bernstein and Roberto Martín-Martín and Sebastian Höfer and Johannes Kulick and Marc Toussaint and Alex Kacelnik and Oliver Brock. Opening a Lockbox through Physical Exploration. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2017.

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Manuel Baum and Oliver Brock. Achieving Robustness by Optimizing Failure Behavior. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 5806-5811, 2017.

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Tim Barfoot and Oliver Brock. Special Issue on the Sixteenth International Symposium on Robotics Research, 2013. The International Journal of Robotics Research 34(7):835-836, 2015.

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Jessica Abele and Oliver Brock. First Analysis of Environment Design for Motion Planning with Contact. RSS 17 workshop "Revisiting Contact - Turning a Problem into a Solution" : 2017.

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Oliver Brock (Editor). Berlin Summit on Robotics. Conference Report, 2011.

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Fax +49 30 314-21 116
Room MAR 5.032


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