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Marco Ragni

apl. Prof. Dr. Dr. Marco Ragni, DFG-Heisenberg-Fellow

PD Dr. Marco Ragni, DFG-Heisenberg-Fellow

Address: Institut für Informatik
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Georges-Köhler-Allee 52
79110 Freiburg, Germany

Building 079, Room 00-018


Phone: +49 761 203-8277
Fax: +49 761 203-8222
Consultation: Friday, 02-03 pm


Research interests

  • Predictive modeling of higher-level cognitive processes
  • Thinking and decision making
  • Cognitive modeling
  • Neuronal localization of reasoning processes
  • Cognitive systems and social robotics


  • Editor of the KI-Journal
  • Chair of the SIG Cognition in the Section of Artificial Intelligence of the 
  • DFG-Heisenberg-Fellow
  • Member of the Executive Board for the German Society of Cognitive Sciences
  • Principle investigator of DFG-Heisenberg-Project "Neuro-cognitive Theory of Reasoning" (2016-2020)
  • Principle investigator of a DFG-project FADE within the SPP 1921 "Intentional Forgetting in Enterprises"
  • Principle investigator of a DFG-project Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Reasoning (2015-2018) within the SPP 1516 "New Frameworks of Rationality" (Phase II) (2016-2019)
  • Principle investigator a DFG-project Nonmonotonic Logics and Human Reasoning within the SPP 1516 "New Frameworks of Rationality" (Phase I) (2012-2016)
  • Principle investigator of Project CSPACE (2009-2014) within the SFB/TR 8 "Spatial Cognition"
  • Principle investigator of Project ActivationSpace (2008-2010)


Summer term 2018

  • Seminar: Logics in AI

Winter term 2017/2018

  • Seminar: Cognitive Modeling of Human Reasoning

Associated as Privatdozent


  • 7/2017 Promotion to Associate Professor
  • 8/2015 Habilitation (venia legendi) in General Psychology and Methods
  • 1/2015 Habilitation (venia legendi) in Cognitive Science
  • 7/2014 Habilitation (venia legendi) in Computer Science
  • 2013 Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) in Cognitive Science
  • since October 2008 Member of Executive Board and Treasurer for the Society of Cognitive Science
  • since January 2008 lecturer (Akademischer Rat) at the Center of Cognitive Science University of Freiburg
  • 2008 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Computer Science. Thesis: Räumliche Repräsentation, Komplexität und Deduktion: Eine kognitive Komplexitätstheorie
  • 2002-2007 research assistant at the Research Group on the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
  • 2002 Diploma in mathematics
  • 1995-2001 Studies in mathematics & computer science University of Freiburg


Short CV (PDF)