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Dr. Mehul Bhatt

Principal Investigator

Universität Bremen
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28334 Bremen

+49 (0)421 218-64237


About me

I am a Principal Investigator in the Cognitive Systems (CoSy) group within the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Bremen, Germany. I am also a member of the Spatial Cognition Research Center (SFB/TR 8) based at the University of Bremen, and University of Freiburg. 

From 2002 - 2007, I was at the Department of Computer Science at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Up until 2001, I was in Mumbai (Bombay) India, where I studied Commerce and Economics (BCOM) at Narsee Monjee College (NMC), University of Mumbai, India.


Goal: to build problem-specific computational models of high-level cognitive behaviour and performance exhibited by humans in creative, expertise-driven, and everyday commonsense reasoning tasks. 

Such models provide a developmental foundation for human-centred cognitive technologies for people assistance, assurance, and empowerment. In particular, I am focussing on high-level visuo-spatial cognition problems in:

  • human activity interpretation (from sensor data)
  • cognitive control for human-robot collaboration
  • function-driven & creative design in domains such as architecture & urban planing, digital media creation
  • qualitative analyses in spatio-temporal data-intensive geographic information systems, and dynamic GIS

Research and adopted methods stand at the interface of computer science, cognitive science, and human-computer interaction; choice of problems tends to be driven social science considerations, and by the need bridge insights from different methods and disciplines.

Research Projects

Project [DesignSpace] – Assistive Intelligence for Spatial Design Strategic project of the Spatial Cognition Research Center (SFB/TR 8):

Project [ExpCog] – An Experimental Cognitive Robotics Framework Ongoing project originally started with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:


US NSF Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) Supplement Award Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), Thematic Network in Spatial Cognition (TNSC), 2013

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2008-2010

Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Scientists and Academics DAAD, Germany, 2007-2008

Australian Post-Graduate Award (APA), Australian Commonwealth, ARC, 2004-2007

National ICT (NICTA) Research Scholarship, NICTA Australia – UNSW (Sydney), 2002


SHAPES – The Shape of Things (Context 2011, UniLog 2013)

STAMI – Space, Time, and Ambient Intelligence (COSIT 2009, IJCAI 2011, AAAI 2013)

STeDy – Spatio-Temporal Dynamics (IJCAI 2009, ECAI 2010, ECAI 2012)

QR-2013 – 27th International Qualitative Reasoning Workshop 2013 (Bremen)

SCAD 2011 – Spatial Cognition for Architecture Design (Symposium; New York)

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