Antonio Krüger

PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND CEO OF THE GERMAN RESEARCH CENTER FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (DFKI)

Antonio Krüger is the CEO of the German Research Center for AI (DFKI) and a professor of computer science at Saarland University heading the Ubiquitous Media Technology Lab (UMTL).
Scientific publications and more information on his teaching activities can be found on the UMTL website.
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Antonio Krüger ist CEO und wissenschaftlicher Direktor des Deutschen Forschungszentrums für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI) sowie wissenschaftlicher Direktor des Forschungsbereichs „Kognitive Assistenzsysteme“ am DFKI. Seit 2009 ist er Inhaber der Globus-Stiftungsprofessur für Informatik an der Universität des Saarlandes, Leiter des Ubiquitous Media Technology Lab sowie wissenschaftlicher Leiter des Innovative Retail Laboratory (IRL) am DFKI. Prof. Krüger ist ein international angesehener Experte der Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion und Künstlichen Intelligenz. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Mobile und Ubiquitous Spatial Assistance Systems, die die Forschungsgebiete Intelligent User Interfaces, User Modeling, Cognitive Sciences und Ubiquitous Computing kombinieren. Er hat den Studiengang Medieninformatik an der Universität des Saarlandes 2010 etabliert und ist bis heute für diesen verantwortlich. Er ist Mitgründer der Saarbrücker Technologie-Firma Eyeled GmbH, die sich auf die Entwicklung mobiler und ubiquitärer Informationssysteme spezialisiert hat. Von 2004 bis 2009 war er als Professor für Informatik und Geoinformatik an der Universität Münster und als geschäftsführender Direktor des Instituts für Geoinformatik tätig. Er hat an der Universität des Saarlandes Informatik und Wirtschaftswissenschaften studiert und im Rahmen des Graduiertenkollegs „Kognitionswissenschaft“ 1999 seine Promotion in Informatik abgeschlossen. Antonio Krüger hat mehr als 200 Beiträge in anerkannten Fachzeitschriften und Konferenzen veröffentlicht und ist in internationalen und nationalen Fachgremien aktiv.

Short biography

Antonio Krüger is CEO and scientific director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (DFKI) and head of the department “Cognitive Assistants” at DFKI. He is a full professor for Computer Science at Saarland University (since 2009), Head of the Ubiquitous Media Technology Lab and scientific director of the Innovative Retail Laboratory (IRL) at DFKI. Prof. Krueger is an internationally renowned expert on Man-Machine-Interaction and Artificial Intelligence. In 2010 he has established the Mediainformatics study programme at the Saarland University and directs it to this day. Antonio is a co-founder of the Saarbrücken-based technology company Eyeled GmbH, which focuses on the development of mobile and ubiquitous information systems. Many of his research findings have found their way into applications in retail and other industrial domains. From 2004 to 2009 he was a professor of computer science and geoinformatics at the University of Münster and acted as the managing director of the institute for geoinformatics. He studied Computer Science and Economics at Saarland University and finished his Ph.D in 1999 as a member of the Saarbrücken graduate school of „Cognitive Science“. Antonio has published more than 200 scientific articles and papers in internationally recognized journals and conferences and is member of several steering committees, editorial boards and scientific advisory committees.

Activities

Supervised Theses

A list of supervised Bachelor, Master and PhD theses can be found here.

Memberships

Jury-Tätigkeit im Rahmen des Innovationswettbewerbs INVITE (Digitale Plattform Berufliche Weiterbildung)
Member of the Study Commission "Artificial Intelligence Social Responsibility and Economic, Social and Ecological Potential", German Bundestag
Member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), Spokesman of the GI department "Artificial Intelligence"
Member Akademie der Technikwissenschaften, acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften
Jury Wissenschaftspreis 2019, EHI Stiftung
Member Pro2Future International Scientific Advisory Board
Wissenschaftlicher Beirat von OFFIS e.V.
Member International Advisory Committee of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Keynotes

KI - im nachhaltigen Handel, ICS Experts Wirtschafts- & Umweltsymposium 2020
Opening Keynote, Konstanzer Austellung "link - zur künstlichen Intelligenz"
Panel: Künstliche Intelligenz und Ethik, AI/4U - Konferenz für Künstliche Intelligenz
Das Potential angewandter KI-Forschung in Deutschland: Beispiele am Deutschen Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, Deutsch-italienisches Wirtschaftsforum
Das Innovative Retail Laboratory des Deutschen Forschungszentrums für Künstliche Intelligenz, SAP-Forum für den Handel
Entwurf und Entwicklung zukünftiger körpergertragener Benutzerschnittstellen, UIG-Tagung 2019
Designung human-centered body-worn User interfaces, Kolloquium Interaktion Uni Magdeburg
Wo steht künstliche Intellingenz in der Industrie?, Industrie Kongress 2018
The future of AI in Europe: How Artificial Intelligence changes the economic landscape and how Europe can keep up with the US and China, Innovators Summit AI
Trends & Chancen der KI in der Industrie, Industrie Kongress
Künstliche Intelligenz in der Bildung, Bildungsräume 2017 - Europäische Konferenz der GI und der GMW Chemnitz
Die Ära der Künstlichen Intelligenz: denkende Maschinen oder intelligente Werkzeuge?, VIR Online Innovationstage
Kognitive Assistenzsysteme: Die neuen Werkzeuge des Menschen in der Informationsgesellschaft, AutoUni der Gesellschaft für Informatik
Peripheral On-Body Interaction with Wearables for Sports and Leisure Activities, iWOAR 2016
Ansatz der Gamification zu Mitarbeitermotivation, Smart Factory Roadshow - Liebherr am Produktionsstandort Kempten im Allgäu
Design and applied research at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, International Design Symposium (IDS2015)
Aktuelle Entwicklung in der KI, Tag der Informationslogistik - HFT Stuttgart

Conference Committee and Organization

Sub-Committee Co-Chair „Technolgy, Interaction, Systems and Engineering“ of CHI 2020
Steering Committee Chair ACM IUI 2018
Steering Committee Chair ACM IUI 2017
Paper Chair Mobile HCI 2016
Ubicomp 2016 General Chair
PC Member Mobile HCI 2015
PerDis 2015 General Chair
PC Member IUI 2015
PC-Co-Chair Intelligent User Interfaces 2014
PC Member of ACM Ubiquitous Computing 2003, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
PC-member of IEEE 8th Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2013
PC-member of Interact 2013
Sub-Committee Co-Chair „System & Tools“ of CHI 2013
Demo Co-Chair Ubicomp 2013
General Chair of the 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2012
General Co-Chair Pervasive Computing 2012
Senior PC Member of ACM MobileHCI 2011, 2012
PC Member of ACM Recommender Systems 2010, 2011,2012
Area Chair for the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction 2011,2012(ICMI)
General Co-Chair Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2010
PC Co-Chair of Pervasive 2010
PC and Senior PC Member of Intelligent User Interfaces 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
PC Member of Pervasive Computing 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
PC Member of User Modeling and UMAP 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
PC Member of Spatial Cognition 2010
PC Member of ACM Multimedia 2009, 2010
Co-organizer of SmartGraphics 2000-2011
PC Member of Automotive UI 2009, 2010
PC Member of Ambient Intelligence 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
PC Member of MobileHCI 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
PC Member of ECAI 2008
PC Co-Chair of INTETAIN 2008
PC Member of AAAI 2007
Workshop Chair of User Modeling 2007
PC Member of SimVis 2007
Workshop Chair of Intelligent User Interfaces 2007
Workshop Chair of GIScience 2006
PC Member of MobiSys 2006
PC Member of INTETAIN 2005
Workshop Chair Pervasive 2005
PC Member of Symposium on Ubiquitous Comuting Systems 2004
PC Member of European Starting AI Researcher Symposium 2004
PC Member of Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning 2004
Co-organizer of Workshop Multi User and Ubiquitous Interfaces 2004
Co-organizer of Workshop AI in mobile Systems 2001,2002,2003
Co-organizer of Workshop User Modeling for Ubiquitous Computing 2003
Co-organizer of Workshop on Intelligent Situation-Aware Media and Presentations 2002
Co-organizer of Workshop Combining AI in Graphics for the Interface of the Future 1998
Co-organizer of the Autumn School on Cognitive Science 1996

Editorial/Advisory Board Memberships

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal on User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction
Member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing.
Member of the Editorial Board of Dissertations in Geoinformation Science, Aka, Berlin and Heidelberg, (http://www.gisdiss.com/)
Member of the Advisory Board of the study Programme „Creative Technologies“, Univ. of Twente, NL (http://www.bachelor.utwente.nl/create/)
Member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Board of 52N (http://52north.org/)
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Technologie-Zentrum Informatik und Informationstechnik (TZI) at the University of Bremen
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal on Pervasive Communication and Computing, Emerald.

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Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger

Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger

Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger