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Marco Ragni

Note that Prof. Ragni can now be reached at TU Chemnitz.

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


Research Interests

  • Predictive modeling of higher-level cognitive processes
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Cognitive modeling
  • Neuronal localization of reasoning processes
  • Cognitive systems and social robotics


Third-party Fundings

  • Currently 5 projects are funded, for more information see projects 
  • I am grateful for having been awarded in 2015 with the highly selective DFG-Heisenberg-Fellowship


  • Overview of computer science and cognitive science publications at DBLP: Marco Ragni 
  • Overview at scholar google: Marco Ragni

Five most relevant papers in the past 5 years:


Associated as Adjunct/Associate Professor



Winter term 2018/2019

  • Seminar: Predictive Modeling in Spatial Cognition
  • Seminar: Machine Learning and Predictive Modeling

Summer term 2018

  • Seminar: Logics in AI

Winter term 2017/2018

  • Seminar: Cognitive Modeling of Human Reasoning


  • 07/2017 Promotion to Adjunct Professor (apl. Prof.)
  • 08/2015 Associate Professor: Habilitation (Venia Legendi) in General Psychology and Methods, Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences, University of Freiburg
  • 01/2015 Associate Professor: Habilitation (Venia Legendi) in Cognitive Science, Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences, University of Freiburg
  • 07/2014 Associate Professor: Habilitation (Venia Legendi) in Computer Science, Technical Faculty, University of Freiburg.
    Thesis: Models, Systems, and Algorithms for High-Level Cognition: Reasoning and Problem Solving.
  • 2013 Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) in Cognitive Science.
    Thesis: The Psychology of Human Spatial Relational Reasoning.
  • October 2008-2012: Member of Executive Board and Treasurer for the Society of Cognitive Science
  • January 2008-2014 Lecturer (Akademischer Rat) at the Center for 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 Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, University of Freiburg
  • 2002 Diploma (equivalent Master) in Mathematics 
  • 1995-2001 Studies in Mathematics and Computer Science University of Freiburg

Curriculum Vitae

Short CV (PDF)