Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel

Institute Director

Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel is Professor of Computer Science at University of Bonn and Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS.

He studied computer science and artificial intelligence in Bonn and Atlanta, Georgia/USA (M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology) and obtained his PhD at the University of Dortmund. After holding positions in Berlin and Sankt Augustin he was appointed Professor of Practical Computer Science at Magdeburg University, before taking up his current position in 2002. In addition, he is the managing director of the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it) and co-director of the Lamarr Institute for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The top international AI research institute is permanently funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Professor Wrobel’s work is focused on questions of the digital revolution, in particular intelligent algorithms and systems for the large-scale analysis of data and the influence of Big Data/Smart Data on the use of information in companies and society. He is the author of a large number of publications on data mining and machine learning, is on the Editorial Board of several leading academic journals in his field, and is an elected founding member of the “International Machine Learning Society”. He was honored by the Gesellschaft für Informatik as one of the formative minds in German AI history.

As Speaker of the “Fraunhofer Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Alliance”, director of the “Fraunhofer Center for Machine Learning”, vice-speaker of the “Fraunhofer Information and Communication Technology Group“ as well as speaker of the “Fachgruppe Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining und Maschinelles Lernen”, a Special Interest Group of the German Computer Science Society, he is engaged nationally and internationally in pushing forward the benefits of digitization, big data and artificial intelligence.