Director Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel is a new member of the NRW Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

The North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts welcomed ten new members to its ranks at its annual ceremony in May. Among them is Professor Dr. Stefan Wrobel, Director of the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it) as well as the Lamarr Institute for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. In addition, he is also Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS and heads the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Institute of Computer Science of the University Bonn.

Research into Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining are the central topics that Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel from the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Bonn is researching. Specifically, this involves the automated analysis of large data sets using intelligent algorithms that are able to extract hidden knowledge from the collected data. This is used to generate models that can be used for predictions and decision-making. Another focus is on algorithms and systems that learn from experience and adapt to their environment or users.

Professor Wrobel is one of the top researchers in his field and has been honored by the German Informatics Society as a “GI Fellow” and as one of the formative minds in the history of German AI. His mission is to bring excellent research directly into practical application: “What I particularly appreciate about my work is that we are allowed to conduct excellent research and do things that may only become relevant later. At the same time, we also put many of our findings directly into practice,” says Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel, ‘so we can give something back to society.’

The North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts was founded in 1970. In addition to the sciences, it is the only German academy to also integrate the arts under its umbrella since 2008. Only excellent researchers and artists are admitted. The members maintain an academic dialog with each other, as well as an exchange with research and cultural institutions in Germany and abroad. Only those who have “distinguished themselves through scientific or artistic achievements” according to the statutes can be elected. The Academy currently has around 280 full members and almost 130 corresponding members.

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel was admitted to the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts in May 2024. Copyright © Fraunhofer IAIS