Executive Director DFKI Saarbrücken & Head of the Research Department Agents and Simulated Reality

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Slusallek

  • Address (Saarbrücken)
    Gebäude D3 4
    Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
    D-66123 Saarbrücken

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Slusallek


Alexander Rath, Pascal Grittmann, Sebastian Herholz, Philippe Weier, Philipp Slusallek

In: ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) 41 4 Pages 81-1 ACM 7/2022.

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Puya Amiri, Arsène Pérard-Gayot, Richard Membarth, Philipp Slusallek, Roland Leißa, Sebastian Hack

In: Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Field Programmable Technology (ICFPT). International Conference on Field Programmable Technology (FPT-2021) December 6-10 Auckland New Zealand Pages 1-9 IEEE 12/2021.

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Anindita Ghosh, Noshaba Cheema, Cennet Oguz, Christian Theobalt, Philipp Slusallek

In: Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV-2021) October 11-17 Virtual Pages 1396-1406 IEEE 10/2021.

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Philipp Slusallek is Executive Director DFKI Saarbrücken & Scientific Director of the research area on Agents and Simulated Reality. At Saarland University he has been a professor for Computer Graphics since 1999, a principle investigator at the German Excellence‐Cluster on “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” since 2007, and was Director for Research at the Intel Visual Computing Institute 2009‐2017. Before coming to Saarland University, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University. He is associate editor of Computer Graphics Forum, a fellow of Eurographics, a member of acatech (German National Academy of Science and Engineering), and a member of the European High‐Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence. In addition, Prof. Slusallek co‐founded the European initiative CLAIRE (Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe) in 2018.

He originally studied physics in Frankfurt and Tuebingen (Diploma/M.Sc.) and got his PhD in Computer Science from Erlangen University. His research covers a wide range of topics including artificial intelligence, simulated/digital reality, real‐time realistic graphics, highperformance computing, motion synthesis, novel programming models for CPU/GPU/FPGA, computational science, and others.

Work Experience

2020 – today


Executive Director DFKI Saarbrücken

2008 – today


Scientific Director and Site Manager, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken, Germany

2009 – today


Director of Research
Intel Visual Computing Institute, Saarbrücken, Germany

2007 – today


Principal Investigator, Co-Editor, and Member of the Scientific Board
Excellence-Cluster Multimodal Computing and Interaction (MMCI), Saarbrücken, Germany

2007 – 2008


Visiting Professor
Nvidia Research, Santa Clara, USA

2000 – today


Full Professor (C4/W3) Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

1999 – 2000


Associate Professor (C3)
Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

1998 – 1999


Visiting Assistant Professor
Stanford University, USA

1995 - 1998


PostDoc at the Computer Graphics Lab, Prof. Hans-Peter Seidel
University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

1992 - 1995


Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Computer Science
University of Erlangen, Erlangen Germany

1990 - 1992


Institute for Graphisch Interaktive Systeme (GRIS, Prof. Wolfgang Strasser), University of Tübingen

Education and Training

1983 - 1990


M.Sc. (Diplom) in Physics at the University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany



Member of acatech: German Academy of Science and Engineering



Land of Ideas Award: Display as a Service



Fellow of the Eurographics Association



CeBIT Innovation Award: For Display as a Service



Land of Ideas Award: DFKI Visualization Center



Final winner of Open Source Competition: ACM Multimedia 2008



European IST Innovation Award: European Commission



Best Ph.D. within the Technical Faculty, University of Erlangen

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz