Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Andreas Dengel
Chair of Knowledge-Based Systems
Department of Computer Science, TU Kaiserslautern
Andreas Dengel is the Site Head at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern and the Scientific Director of the Smart Data & Knowledge Services Research Department at DFKI. In 1993, he became a Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Kaiserslautern. Since 2009, he further holds a Professorship (kiyakuin) at the Dept. of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of Engineering of the Osaka Prefecture University. Andreas was program/technical chair of many international conferences, acts as an editorial board member of international journals and book series. He has written or edited 13 books and is author of more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific publications, several of which received a Best-Paper Award. He supervised more than 250 PhD, master and bachelor theses. Moreover, he is founder, initiator and mentor of many successful start-up companies, two of which received a “Pioneer Spirit Award” as well as the “Cebit Innovation Award”. For his contributions, he was honored by the prize “Founding Promoter of the Year”. Furthermore, Andreas is a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and the Chairman of the Flexible Factory Partner Alliance (FFPA). He serves as an advisor for academic institutions, research programs as well as ministries, national and international. For his scientific findings, beside others, Andreas received one of the most prestigious personal scientific award in Germany, the Alcatel/SEL Award on Technical Communication and was appointed as “Distinguished Honorary Professor” (tokubetu eiyo kyoju) at the Osaka Prefecture University, an honor only five researchers received within 135 years. His main research interests are in the areas machine learning, pattern recognition, immersive quantified learning, data mining, and semantic technologies.