AI Ambassador of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate

  • The multiple award-winning and globally recognized experts who research and teach in the field of Artificial Intelligence at the Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU), Professor Dr. Katharina A. Zweig and Professor Dr. Prof. h.c. Andreas Dengel, were appointed AI ambassador by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in September 2020.

    In this capacity, they provide information at the international level about the multitude of outstanding research institutions with expertise in the field of AI in Rhineland-Palatinate and support the initiation of global contacts. In this way, they also help to further consolidate the attractiveness of Rhineland-Palatinate in the areas of teaching, research and knowledge transfer, articularly in the field of artificial intelligence.

    I am pleased that with Professor Dr. Katharina Zweig and Professor Dr. Andreas Dengel as AI ambassadors (…) we have been able to attract globally recognized experts who, with their AI competencies, will contribute to making Rhineland-Palatinate even more visible as a center of science both nationally and internationally.former Minister of Science Prof. Dr. Konrad Wolf
  • Professor Dr. Katharina A. Zweig

    Professor Dr. Katharina A. Zweig is the owner of the research group Algorithm Accountability Lab at the Department of Computer Science at RPTU. She conducts research on issues related to the responsible use of Data Science methods as a basis for decision-making and works on developing and using algorithmic systems in a responsible manner. She coordinates the Socioinformatics course, unique in Germany, which models and analyzes complex socio-informatics systems. She is a best-selling author and has received several awards for her teaching and science communication.

    Professor Dr. Prof. h.c. Andreas Dengel

    Professor Dr. Prof. h.c. Andreas Dengel is the head of the Artificial Intelligence Research Group at the Department of Computer Science at RPTU. He conducts research in various focus areas, such as Applied Semantic Technologies, Experience-Based Learning Systems, Immersive Quantified Learning, Cognitive Social Simulation, Multimedia Analysis and Data Mining, Pattern Recognition, and Knowledge Work. He is director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern, head of the Smart Data and Knowledge Services research area at DFKI, and of the DFKI Deep Learning Competence Center. He is also a professor (kyakuin) in the Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems at Osaka Metropolitan University. His research interests include machine learning, pattern recognition, quantified learning, data mining, semantic technologies, and document analysis.