Head of Research Department Smart Data & Knowledge Services

Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Andreas Dengel

  • Address (Kaiserslautern)
    Trippstadter Straße 122
    67663 Kaiserslautern

Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Andreas Dengel


Joachim Folz, Sebastian Palacio, Jörn Hees, Andreas Dengel

In: WACV. IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV-2020) March 2-5 Snowmass Village Colorado United States IEEE 2020.

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Kareem Amin, George Lancaster, Stelios Kapetanakis, Klaus-Dieter Althoff, Andreas Dengel, Miltos Petridis

In: Proceedings of the 2019 Intelligent Systems Conference. Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys-2019) September 5-6 London United Kingdom Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Springer 9/2019.

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Brian Moser, Federico Raue, Jörn Hees, Andreas Dengel

In: Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks. International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN-2019) September 17-19 Munich Germany Springer 9/2019.

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Personal Information

Short Biography

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” (tokubetsu 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.


Academic Education and University Career

  • 2013 Named W3 Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern
  • 1997 Named C4 Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern
  • 1993 Named C3 Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern
  • 1989 Promotion to Doctor of Science (Dr. rer. nat.) in Computer Science, University of Stuttgart
  • 1986 Degree in Computer Science with Minor in Economics from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Professional background

  • 2013-2016 Managing partner of digipen technologies GmbH
  • since 2008 Head of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) Kaiserslautern
  • since 2004 Member of the DFKI Executive Board
  • 2003-2005 Lecturer in the Joint Executive MBA Program at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, the University of Texas in Austin and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China
  • since2002 Freelance consultant in technology strategy and knowledge management
  • 1999-2001 Managing partner of Insiders Information Management GmbH (renamed Insiders Technologies GmbH in 2001)
  • 1998-1999 Managing Partner of Insiders Wissensbasierte Systeme GmbH
  • since1993 Scientific Director at DFKI
  • 1992-1993 Head of the DFKI Research Department "Office Automation"
  • 1991 Guest Scientist at Xerox Parc in Palo Alto, California
  • 1990-1991 Project manager at DFKI
  • 1989-1990 Assistant to the Managing Director, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH
  • 1988-1989 Lecturer at the Berufsakademie Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Economics Department
  • 1987-1989 Research Associate, Institute of Computer Science Faculty of Mathematics, University of Stuttgart
  • 1986-1987 Freelance employee at SIEMENS AG, Research and Development divisions, Munich-Perlach
  • 1981-1986 Working student jobs at IBM Germany, branch Mainz, Quality Assurance Department


  • 2018 NVIDIA Pioneer Award, 2018 Int’l Computer Vision and pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR 2018), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • 2018 Distinguished Honorary Professor of the Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan
  • 2015 “Gründungsförderer des Jahres”, Award of Diemersteiner Kreises
  • 2015 Cebit Innovation Award for the product digisign
  • 2014 “Talking Places” becomes selected landmark in Land der Ideen 2014, awarded by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2013 ICDAR Outstanding Service Award, Washington D.C., USA
  • 2012 Distinguished Service Award OF IAPR, Tsukuba, Japan
  • 2009 honorary professor (Prof. h.c.) at the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
  • 2008 Nakano Award, Nara, Japan
  • 2008 “Virtuelles Büro der Zukunft” becomes selected landmark in Land der Ideen 2008, awarded by the German President
  • 2005 Pioniergeist 2005, Concept and Founder Award of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz
  • 2004 Multimediapreis “Media in Motion” of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz
  • 2004 IAPR-Fellow, International Association for Pattern Recognition, Cambridge University, UK
  • 2002 DAS Achievement Award, Princeton University, NJ, USA
  • 1999 Multimediapreis of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • 1997 Research Award Technical Communication of the Alcatel/SEL Foundation for Communication Research
  • 1997 ICDAR Young Investigator Award
  • 1996 Innovation Award of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate



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