We develop novel models that combine neural and human-interpretable  ("explicit") components to accurately solve tasks in natural language processing, computer vision, and action-decision making. These include neurosymbolic models, which combine neural and symbolic elements.

We are a Research Training Group: A team of up to 24 PhD students under the supervision of 13 internationally renowned professors. Each student is funded for four years and will freely choose their research topic within the wide scope of the RTG. Students participate in a qualification program designed to build a tight-knit group that can collaborate across research fields and together explore the deeper principles of effective neuroexplicit models.


Participating Institutions

The RTG brings together researchers across five world-class institutions on the same campus in Saarbrücken, Germany: the Departments of Computer Science and of Language Science and Technology at Saarland University; the Max Planck Institute for Informatics; the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems; the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security; and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). It is part of the Saarland Informatics Campus.

The RTG is being funded from 2023 to 2028 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).


Welcome, Ellie Pavlick!

10 June 2024   welcome

We welcome our Mercator Fellow Ellie Pavlick to Saarbrücken!

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Three positions for PhD students and one postdoc available

02 June 2024   jobs

We are hiring! Join us in September 2024 and be part of the second cohort of six PhD students funded by this RTG.

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Three new PhD students join the RTG

05 March 2024   welcome

We are pleased to announce that three new PhD students have accepted positions in the RTG.

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