Wolfgang Wahlster

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Wolfgang Wahlster
Wolfgang Wahlster Portrait.jpg
Born (1953-02-02) February 2, 1953 (age 69)
NationalityGerman
Alma materHamburg University
AwardsDeutscher Zukunftspreis
Scientific career
FieldsArtificial Intelligence
ThesisTheorie, Entwurf und Implementation einer Erklärungskomponente für approximative Inferenzprozesse in natürlich-sprachlichen Dialogsystemen (1981)
Doctoral advisorWilfried Brauer
Doctoral studentsBernhard Nebel

Wolfgang Wahlster (born February 2, 1953) is a German Artificial Intelligence researcher. He was CEO and Scientific Director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and full professor of computer science at Saarland University, Saarbrücken. Wahlster remains Chief Executive Advisor of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence.[1] In May 2019, he was honored by the Gesellschaft für Informatik as one of 10 most important heads of German Artificial Intelligence history.[2] He is sometimes called the inventor of the "Industry 4.0" term.[3]

Wahlster was one of the initiators of the Hermes Award, given each year since 2004 at the Hannover Messe[4] and for many years was the Chairman of the Hermes Award Jury.[5]

In 2016, he was elected to the University Council of the Technische Universität Darmstadt.[6]

Education[edit]

Wahlster graduated from the Max-Planck Gymnasium in Delmenhorst. From 1972 to 1977 he studied computer science and theoretical linguistics at the University of Hamburg, where he received his diploma in 1977. In 1981 he received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Hamburg.[7]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Wahlster was awarded the Deutscher Zukunftspreis ("German Future Award") in 2001 and has been a foreign member of the Class for Engineering Sciences of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 2003. In 2004, he was elected as a fellow of the Gesellschaft für Informatik.[8]

In 2020, Wahlster was awarded an honorary title doctor honoris causa of Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague[9] and in 2021 elected as an honorary foreign member of the Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic (EACR).[10][11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rundfunk, Saarländischer (2019-01-23). "Wechsel an der Spitze des DFKI". SR.de (in German). Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  2. ^ Informatik (GI), Gesellschaft für (2019-07-31). "GI kürt zehn prägende Köpfe und Technologien der deutschen KI-Forschung im Wissenschaftsjahr 2019". Webportal - LIVE (in German). Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  3. ^ Szajna, Andrzej; Stryjski, Roman; Wozniak, Waldemar; Chamier-Gliszczynski, Norbert; Kostrzewski, Mariusz (22 August 2020). "Assessment of Augmented Reality in Manual Wiring Production Process with Use of Mobile AR Glasses". Sensors. MDPI. 20 (17): 4755. Bibcode:2020Senso..20.4755S. doi:10.3390/s20174755. PMC 7506974. PMID 32842693.
  4. ^ Wahlster, Wolfgang; Beste, Dieter (2016). "Die ersten Jahre des Hermes Award". HERMES AWARD – Internationaler Technologiepreis der HANNOVER MESSE. Essentials (in German). Springer. pp. 19–41. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-12834-0_3. ISBN 978-3-658-12833-3. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Prof. Wahlster überreichte Hermes Award 2012 bei der Hannover Messe" (PDF) (in German). German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  6. ^ Darmstadt, Technische Universität. "The University Council". Technische Universität Darmstadt. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  7. ^ "Education | Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster". Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  8. ^ GI-Fellow citation, retrieved 2012-03-09.
  9. ^ "Wolfgang Wahlster Received Honorary Degree from Czech Technical University". Czech Technical University in Prague. 21 January 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Cena Inženýrské akademie ČR za rok 2020 byla udělena týmu CIIRC ČVUT" [The Prize of the Academy of Engineering of the Czech Republic for 2020 was awarded to the CIIRC CTU team] (in Czech). Prague, Czech Republic: Vědavýzkum.cz. 27 November 2021. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Professor Wahlster als auswärtiges Mitglied in die Tschechische Akademie der Technikwissenschaften aufgenommen" [Professor Wahlster accepted as a foreign member of the Czech Academy of Engineering Sciences]. idw Nachrichten (in German). 24 November 2021. Retrieved 2 December 2021.