MIN Faculty
Department of Informatics
Knowledge Technology

Dipl.-Inf. Doreen Jirak

Research and Teaching Associate of Knowledge Technology Group

Contact Info

Address University of Hamburg
Department of Informatics
Vogt Koelln Str. 30
22527 Hamburg, Germany
Office: F-209
Phone: +49 40 428 83 2517
Fax: +49 40 428 83 2515
Secretary: +49 40 428 83 2433
Email: jirak at informatik.uni-hamburg.de Office hour: by arrangement


Research Interests

Scientific Connection

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Research Project

For my current work please also refer to: Human-Robot-Interaction or GOTO 'Publications section'


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Supervision of Bachelor or Master Thesis : Students should have background in algorithmic learning, artificial cognitive systems and robotics. Good programming skills (C, C++, Java, Python, Matlab) and high motivation to deepen the knowledge in related fields are mandatory. Please contact me via e-mail for topics and discussion or refer to BSc & MSc Theses

Curriculum Vitae

2002 Abitur (Berlin, Germany)
10/2002 Studies: Informatics; Medicine, minor subject (University of Hamburg, Germany)
2004-2006 Student assistant: Property Management, Hamburg
2006-2008 Student assistant: Neuro-and Pathophysiologie, University Medical Centre Eppendorf (UKE)
2007 Student assistant: Technical Information Systems, Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg
2008-end 2009 Student assistant: Systems Neuroscience (Neuro Image Nord), University Medical Centre Eppendorf (UKE)
10/2009 Student assistant: Cognitive Systems Group (AB KOGS), Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg (Teaching)
2010 Research and Teaching Associate of Knowledge Technology Group (WTM), Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg


Diploma Thesis

Networks in the Brain: Anatomical links between Functional Nodes
Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg, in cooperation with Neuroimage Nord (NIN@UKE, ROSSI)

Supervisor (1st): Prof. Dr.-Ing. H.S. Stiehl (University of Hamburg, AB KOGS)

Supervisor (2nd): Prof.Dr. F. Binkofski (University of Luebeck, Department of Neurology)

Technical supervisor: Dr. Mareike Menz



Grasping language - A short story on embodiment.

Doreen Jirak, Mareike M. Menz. Giovanni Buccino, Anna Borghi, Ferdinand Binkofski (Consciousness and Cognition, 2010)

Meins, N., Jirak, D., Weber, C., Wermter, S. Adaboost and Hopfield Neural Networks on Different Image Representations for Robust Face Detection. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2012), pp. 531-536, Pune, IN, December 2012. IEEE.

Video on neural-inspired architecture for recognizing semantically different gestures. Cooperation with German Ignacio Parisi, paper to appear.

Hamester, D., Jirak, D., Wermter, S. Improved Estimation of Hand Postures Using Depth Images. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2013), Montevideo, Uruguay. (in press)


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