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Dr. Michael W. Tangermann (né Schröder)
Junior Research Group Leader

University fo Freiburg
Dept. Computer Science
Alberstr. 23, Room 0.003

Phone: (+49) 0761.203.8423
Email: michael.tangermann(AT)

Short Vita

Under my birth name Michael Schröder I received a diploma (~M.Sc.) in computer science (minor subject biology) from the University of Tübingen in 2000. During my studies, I was scholar of the German National Academic Foundation. From 2000 to 2005, I was a research assistant and Ph.D. student in the Computer Engineering group headed by Prof. Rosenstiel and the group of Prof. Birbaumer (Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology) at the University of Tübingen, Germany. During this time, I collaborated tightly with the group of Prof. Schölkopf (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Dept. Empirical Inference for machine learning and perception). In October 2005, I have joined the Intelligent Data Analysis Group headed by Prof. Klaus-Robert Müller at the Fraunhofer Institute FIRST in Berlin, Germany. In February 2007, I married and changed my family name to Tangermann. In spring 2007, I moved to the Technical University of Berlin branch of the IDA Group, where I worked as a PostDoc in BCI research. In summer 2007 I received my doctorate with a dissertation about feature selection for BCI from the University of Tübingen. From 2008 to 2013, I headed a research group with 3 PhD students and several Master- and Bachelor students, financed by the European integrated project TOBI. Starting with July 2013, I joined the University of Freiburg (Germany) as a Junior Research Group Leader within the cluster of excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools.

I am married - my wife and I raise three cute daughters (5, 6 and 8 years old), which I enjoy spending my free time with. Furthermore I like singing in a choir and and riding my mountain bike through the black forrest hills.

Current Main Research Interests

Former Research Interests

The list of current projects and past projects that I have been working on and might be a good place to learn more about my research interests.

Service to the community

Teaching and education activities

Besides my teaching activities, I constantly supervise a number of diploma-, master- and bachelor theses projects, student research assistants and students working on small projects in our lab.

Reviewer activities for funding agencies, journals and conferences

Dissemination activities


Committee work, workshop organization