Third-party funded projects


Information Integration in Predictive Processes: A Mechanistic Grounding of the Self

Funded by the DFG, 2021-2024
Second phase of the below-listet project within the Priority Programme (Schwerpunktprogramm) The Active Self (DFG, SPP 2134)
PI: Nihat Ay


The Sensorimotor Architecture of the Self: Theory of Information Integration in Embodied Systems

Funded by the DFG, 2018-2021
Project within the Priority Programme (Schwerpunktprogramm) The Active Self (DFG, SPP 2134)
PI: Nihat Ay


An information-theoretic approach to autonomous learning of embodied agents

Funded by the DFG, 2015-2018
Second phase of the below-listed project within the Priority Programme (Schwerpunktprogramm) Autonomous Learning (DFG, SPP 1527)
PI: Nihat Ay


Mathematics of Multilevel Anticipatory Complex Systems (MatheMACS)

Funded by the EU, 2012-2015
Collaborative Project of the European Union within the Seventh Framework Program
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An information theoretic approach to autonomous learning of embodied agents

Funded by the DFG, 2012-2014
Project within the Priority Programme (Schwerpunktprogramm) Autonomous Learning (DFG, SPP 1527)
PIs: Nihat Ay and Eckehard Olbrich


Quantenstatistik: Entscheidungsprobleme und entropische Funktionale auf Zustandsräumen

Funded by the DFG, 2011-2013
Further information is available at the project page
and the DFG Project Page (German)
PI: Arleta Szkoła


Evolution of Networks: Modeling the complexity and robustness of evolving biochemical networks (Extension of previous VW Project)

Funded by the Volkswagenstiftung, 2010-2013
Further information is available at the project page


Evolution of networks: robustness, complexity and adaptability

Funded by the Volkswagenstiftung, 2007-2010
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Geometry and Complexity in Information Theory

Funded by the DFG, 2004-2008
PIs: Andreas Knauf and Nihat Ay

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