Mitarbeiter Rania

Prof. Dr. -Ing. Rania Rayyes

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Institut für Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme
    Geb. 50.38 Gotthard-Franz-Str. 8
    76131 Karlsruhe

Research Interest:
  • Efficient online learning for physical robot grasping and manipulators
  • Autonomous robot learning: lifelong learning, intrinsic motivation, robot model learning
  • Human-Robot Learning: interactive learning, imitation learning, teleoperation 
  • Deep Learning for object recognition, detection, and segmentation
  • Explainable AI
Awards and Grants:
  • Robotik Talent Award for my PhD Dissertation from Niedersächsische Wirtschafts- und Digitalisierungsministerium 2021
  • GHC faculty scholarship 2022
  • ANITA B.ORG GHC Student Scholarship 2020
  • Google grant for ACM womENcourage conference 2019
    Only 6 female computer science students were selected overall EMEA (Middle East, Europe, and Africa)
  • Nominated by DAAD for the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Heidelberg, Germany 2019
    Only 20 scientists were nominated from all international DAAD scholarship holders and alumni
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship "Research Grant for Doctoral Program in Germany"
  • The Academic Distinction Graduate Award for Mechatronics Bachelor Degree (Ranking the First)
  • Academic Excellence Top Student Awards: 5 awards during my Bachelor studies


Professional career since graduation
12/2022 - present Junior-Professor (AI & Robotics), Institut für Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme (IFL), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany
01/2021 - 12/2022 Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut für Robotik und Prozessinformatik, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
10/2015 – 12/2020 Ph.D in Computer Science : AI & Robotics (Dr.-Ing.) Institut für Robotik und Prozessinformatik, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
10/2009 – 10/2012 Master Degree in Mechatronics Engineering, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria
09/2008 – 02/2015 Teaching Assistant, Mechatronics Institute, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria



More about me:

  • Associated Editor for IEEE IROS 2024
  • ICM Junior-Professor (since 12/2022)  
  • Board member of the international IMOL community
  • Co-organizer for workshop 2022, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany
  • Reviewer for international Bachelor and Master Theses
  • Reviewer for international conferences and journals
  • Invited speaker at international conferences and research labs.
  • Joined Google Post-IWD program for industry professionals 2022
  • Participated in Google International Women's Day (2021, 2022)
  • Invited and participated in Top Women in Technology in Brussels 2018, 2022