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Judith Haendeler Is Heisenberg Professor

Judith Haendeler, group leader at the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine IUF, was appointed W2-professor by the president of the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, after she was previously awarded a Heisenberg professorship by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG.

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Dr. Annika Herwig

Universität Hamburg

Field

Biology

Academic discipline

Natural sciences/Engineering/Agricultural sciences


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Prof. Dr. Susanne Albers


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Area of specialisation

Efficient algorithms

Research interests

Online and approximation algorithms algorithmic game theory algorithm engineering

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth André


Universität Augsburg

Area of specialisation

Human–computer interaction

Research interests

Multimodal interfaces Multimodal analysis (physiological data, eye movements, speech, gesture) Affective computing Tactile and haptic user interfaces Interaction techniques for augmented realities Virtual characters Interactions with mobile devices in instrumented spaces

Prof. Yolande Berbers


KU Leuven

Area of specialisation

Distributed systems

Research interests

ubiquitous computing context-aware and adaptive systems service architectures middleware component-oriented software development distributed systems software engineering for embedded software

Prof. Dr. Susanne Biundo-Stephan


Universität Ulm

Area of specialisation

Artificial Intelligence

Research interests

Cognitive Systems, Intelligent Planning and Decision Making, Automated Reasoning, Knowledge Modeling

Prof. Dr. Barbara Caputo


University of Rome La Sapienza

Area of specialisation

computer vision, machine learning, robot vision, multimodal applied learning

Research interests

intelligent autonomous systems, visual object categorization, open ended learning

Prof. Véronique Cortier


Laboratoire lorrain de recherche en informatique et ses applications

Area of specialisation

Formal analysis of critical software Security

Research interests

Formal methods for security Security protocols e-voting Automated deduction, rewriting, logic

Dr. M. de Bruijne


Erasmus MC

Area of specialisation

Medical Imaging

Prof. Anja Feldmann PhD


Technische Universität Berlin

Area of specialisation

Computer networks, Internet

Research interests

Analyses of traffic on the Internet and optimisation of the Internet

Prof. Dr. Sabine Glesner


Technische Universität Berlin

Area of specialisation

Software engineering, embedded systems

Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych


Technische Universität Darmstadt

Area of specialisation

Language processing and computer linguistics, knowledge processing, information management

Research interests

Knowledge discovery on the Web Language processing applications Computer linguistic methods Semantics Text mining Knowledge management

Prof. Vicki Lynne Hanson PhD


University of Dundee

Area of specialisation

Human-computer interaction; Accessibility

Research interests

aging applications designed to address needs of diverse populations, with emphasis on language, cognition, and healthcare

Prof. Dr. Monika Henzinger


Universität Wien

Area of specialisation

Theoretical computer science, information retrieval

Research interests

Algorithmic game theory Efficient algorithms and data structures Web information retrieval

Dr. Melanie Herschel


Université Paris Sud 11

Area of specialisation

Databases and information systems

Research interests

Source of data, processing massive amounts of data, data integration, data quality

Dr. Ingrid Hotz


Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB)

Area of specialisation

Data analysis and scientific visualization

Research interests

Vector and tensor field analysis Comparative visualization Topological methods in visualization Computer graphics

Dr. Marieke Huisman


Universiteit Twente

Area of specialisation

Formal Methods, Program Verification, Specification Languages, Formal Security Analysis,

Research interests

Verification of concurrent data structures and software Compositional specification and verification of programs with procedures Algorithmic techniques for secure information flow Use and design of the Java Modeling Language (JML)

Prof. Dr. C.M. Jonker


Technische Universiteit Delft

Area of specialisation

Negotiation strategies, negotiation support systems, decision support systems, agent technology, agent-based social simulation

Research interests

How to create synergy in teams of humans, agents and robots. Modelling the influence of culture and personality on decision making and social interaction. Modelling of and reasoning with and about shared mental models.

Prof. Dr. Laura Kallmeyer


SFB 833

Area of specialisation

Computational Linguistics

Research interests

Grammar formalisms Statistical natural language processing Syntax Semantics

Dr. Julia Kempe


Université de Paris 7

Dr. Anne-Marie Kermarrec


INRIA, Rennes

Area of specialisation

Distributed systems, Distributed algorithms

Research interests

Peer-to-peer Social networks Epidemic algorithms Network coding Collaborative filtering

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kleinschmit


Technische Universität Berlin

Area of specialisation

Geoinformatics and remote sensing

Research interests

Use of high resolution and maximum resolution remote sensing data in environmental planning Knowledge-based coupling of geographical information and remote sensing data Modelling and evaluation of environmental changes

Prof. Dr. Barbara König


Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Duisburg

Research interests

Verification Programme analysis Concurrency theory Graph transformation systems Petri nets

Prof. Danica Kragic Jensfelt PhD


The Royal Institute of Technology - KTH

Area of specialisation

Computer Science, Robotics and Computer Vision

Research interests

Robotic grasping and manipulation, Human Robot Interaction, Vision Systems

Orna Kupferman


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Area of specialisation

Computer Science

Research interests

Formal verification Logic in computer science Automata on infinite objects

PD Dr. Frauke Liers


Universität zu Köln

Area of specialisation

Mathematical optimisation, algorithmics

Research interests

My research area is in the field of mathematical optimisation. The (further) development of effective algorithms for both NP-hard problems and polynomial solvable problems is of particular interest to me. It is my aim to develop practically efficient but, above all, exact algorithms, to implement them in terms of algorithm engineering and to evaluate them for use in relevant applications. I enjoy studying problems that have applications in the natural sciences, for instance in physics, but also in operations research. My work focuses on combinatorial optimisation, polyhedral combinatorics and graph algorithms. An additional focus of my research is the further development of general methods in nonlinear optimisation, for example in binary constrained quadratic optimisation. I am the head of a young researcher group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cologne within the framework of the German Research Foundation Emmy Noether Programme. The research topic for this project is the development of exact optimisation algorithms for problems in theoretical physics. Frequently, these algorithms can be applied to solving problems in other fields.

Prof. Dr. Alice C. McHardy


Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf

Area of specialisation

Bioinformatics, genome bioinformatics, influenza research, metagenomics, cancer genomics, population genomics, phylogenomics, next-generation sequencing technology

Research interests

Computer-assisted vaccine design for influenza research Methods of noise removal for new sequencing technologies Methods of taxonomic binning of metagenome fragments Methods for the detection of markers for cancer from genome and transcriptome data Methods for the functional annotation of genes Methods of gene prediction Methods for detecting selection on the basis of genetic variations within a population Statistical learning in bioinformatics Algorithms for phylogenetic inference

Dr. Nicole Megow


Technische Universität Berlin

Area of specialisation

Combinatorial optimization, approximation algorithms

Research interests

scheduling, resource management, routing uncertainty models: online, stochastic, robust, universal

Prof. Dr. Mira Mezini


Technische Universität Darmstadt

Area of specialisation

Software Engineering

Research interests

Software development paradigms, notation, and tools Software security Software analysis and quality assurance Software architectures Open source software development

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Karin Moelling


University of Zurich

Area of specialisation

Microbiology, molecular medicine, virology, gene therapy

Research interests

Pathogens, viruses, signal transmission, oncogenes Viruses, in particular retroviruses, and cancer, from molecular mechanisms to drug design. Replication of HIV, discovery of the retroviral RNase H, development of antiretroviral mechanisms driving HIV into suicide, and various oncogenes such as identification of Myc and Myb as nuclear transcription factors, and discovery of the Mil/Raf kinase as retroviral oncogene. Interest in signal transduction in normal and tumour cells, gene regulation, cell-cycle, transcription factors, PDZ domains, scaffold proteins, oncogenes in leukaemias, lymphomas, cancer, gene medicine/therapy, vaccines, HIV/AIDS, Influenza, viruses in immune-suppression, antiviral drug design, silencing by siDNA, biotechnology, non-coding RNA, endogenous viruses, evolution of viruses

Dr. M. Moerbeek


Universiteit Utrecht

Area of specialisation

Statistics for the social and behavioral sciences.

Research interests

Optimal experimental design Statistical power analysis Multilevel analysis Survival analysis

Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik


Technische Universität Dortmund

Area of specialisation

Machine Learning, Data Mining

Research interests

Big Data Analytics, Embedded Analytics, Multi-media mining, Algorithms on data streams, Analysis of language corpore, Data mining for sustainability

Prof. Dr. Petra Mutzel


Technische Universität Dortmund

Area of specialisation

Algorithms and data structures

Research interests

Algorithm engineering Graph algorithms Combinatorial optimisation Graph drawing / visualisation

Prof. Ann Nowé


VUB

Area of specialisation

Computer science, Artificial intelligence

Research interests

Machine Learning Reinforcement Learning Multi-agent systems Intelligent Systems Intelligent Control Bio-Informatiics

Dr. Natasa Przulj


Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Area of specialisation

Applications of graph theory, mathematical modeling, and computational techniques to solving large-scale problems in computational and systems biology

Research interests

Systems biology: modeling, algorithms, alignment for molecular and cellular networks Proteomics: structure and function of proteins and protein-protein interaction networks Graph theory: computational graph theory and algorithms; structured families of graphs

Prof. Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen


Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

Area of specialisation

Architecture, computation

Research interests

My research centres on the intersection between architecture and computer science. During the last 15 years my focus has been on the profound changes that digital technologies instigate in the way architecture is thought, designed and built. In 2004 I completed an interdisciplinary PhD in architecture and computer science, and in 2005 I founded the Centre for IT and Architecture research group (CITA) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation. During the last 6 years I have successfully attracted funding and built up a strong international group of 12. In CITA I have piloted a special research focus on the new digital-material relations that digital technologies bring forth. Investigating advanced computer modelling, digital fabrication and material specification CITA has been central in the forming of an international research field examining the changes to material practice in architecture. This has been led by a series of research investigations developing concepts and technologies as well as strategic projects such as the international Digital Crafting Network that fosters interdisciplinary sharing and dissemination of expertise and supports new collaborations in the fields of architecture, engineering and design.

Dr. Elena Sapozhnikova


Universität Konstanz

Area of specialisation

Data analysis and data mining

Research interests

Artificial intelligence, artificial neural networks Clustering and classification algorithms

Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker


Fraunhofer-Institut für Offene Kommunikationssysteme (FOKUS), Berlin

Area of specialisation

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Research interests

Model-based software development Verification and validation Test automation Quality assurance

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schill


Universität Bremen

Area of specialisation

Computer Science and Cognitive Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroinformatics

Research interests

Interdisciplinary research Development of biology-inspired intelligent and autonomous systems/agents/robots: Management of uncertain and vague knowledge; Reasoning; Integration of bottom up sensory and top down knowledge based information; Multi sensory information processing; Navigation and localization Behavioural experiments on: Multi sensory information processing; Spatial navigation, exploration, representation of spatial environments; Attention, saccadic scene analysis

Prof. Mareike Schoop PhD


Universität Hohenheim

Area of specialisation

Information systems

Research interests

IT-supported business communication Electronic negotiation management Supporting decisions Acceptance research Business communication systems Web mining

PD Dr. Sabine Schulte im Walde


Universität Stuttgart

Area of specialisation

Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing: Data-intensive Lexical Semantics

Research interests

corpus-based lexical acquisition automatic induction of semantic classifications compositionality and meaning shifts of German multi-word expressions evaluation of corpus-based semantic knowledge cognitive explorations of semantic relatedness, association norms and feature norms application of semantic information to statistical machine translation

Prof. Dr. Nicole Schweikardt


Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Area of specialisation

Logic in computer science, database theory, complexity theory

Research interests

Finite model theory Computational and descriptive complexity Foundation for processing large amounts of data and data streams

Prof. Dr. Olga Sorkine-Hornung


ETH Zurich

Area of specialisation

Computer Graphics, Visual Computing

Research interests

Geometric modeling, digital geometry processing, computer-aided design, computer animation, image and video processing

Prof. Dr. Bettina Speckmann


TU Eindhoven

Area of specialisation

Algorithms, theoretical computer science

Research interests

algorithms and data structures discrete and computational geometry applications of computational geometry to geographic information systems graph drawing visualization

Dr. Sarah Teichmann


MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Area of specialisation

Bioinformatics, genome analysis, biophysics, immunology

Research interests

Transcription regulation networks Protein interactions Differentiation

Prof. Dr. Adelinde Maria Uhrmacher


Universität Rostock

Area of specialisation

Modeling and simulation

Research interests

Development of modeling and simulation methods (in particular discrete-event, stochastic, multi-level, and spatial methods) and their application in areas like computational biology, demography, and computer science

Dr. E.A.W.H. van den Hoven


Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Area of specialisation

Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design

Research interests

Tangible interaction, Design for remembering, User-centred design

Prof. Dr. Agnès Voisard


Fraunhofer-Institut für Software- und Systemtechnik (ISST), Berlin

Area of specialisation

Informationssysteme

Research interests

Mobile Anwendungen

Dr. Anja Volk


Universiteit Utrecht

Area of specialisation

Computational and mathematical approaches to music research

Research interests

Computational musicology Music information retrieval Music cognition Mathematical music theory Computational music analysis Computational humanities Oral transmission in folksongs Musical similarity Musical performance research Rhythm and meter in music

Prof. Dr. Ulrike von Luxburg


Universität Hamburg

Area of specialisation

Machine learning, random graphs

Research interests

Enormous amounts of data are acquired, collected and saved in the course of many applications in science and industry. In order to be able to use and evaluate these large amounts of data, a way to fulfil the great need for methods of discovering interesting information within the flood of data must be found. Machine learning is a new discipline, one that has made it its goal to do exactly that. This is where algorithms are being created that can provide a fundamental analysis of large amounts of complex data in order to find connections or to answer specific questions. One of the strengths of machine learning is its ability to model complex structures within the data. A graph is often used for this. Graphs can be used to model a wide variety of relations and structures: the interaction of proteins in a metabolic network, the structure of complex chemical bonds, the interaction of neurons in the brain, dependencies between linked pages on the Internet, social interactions between people or communication between sensors in a network. The main thrust of my work is in combining methods from statistics and computer science in order to assess machine learning algorithms on graphs theoretically. Computer science is interested in how an algorithm behaves on a specific data set. In machine learning, we also ask to what extent the result we obtain from this one data set can be considered "typical" for the underlying population, whether it is significant or whether it is merely a random artefact of no further importance.

Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wagner


Karlsruher Institut für Technology (KIT)

Area of specialisation

Algorithmics, theoretical computer science

Research interests

Algorithm theory Algorithm engineering Graph algorithms Algorithmic geometry Traffic optimisation Visualisation Analysis of social networks Sensor networks

Prof. Dr. Anette Weisbecker


Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation (IAO), Stuttgart

Area of specialisation

Software technology, software management

Research interests

Electronic business Enterprise software Grid computing Cloud computing

Prof. Dr. Sigrid Wenzel


Universität Kassel

Dr. Tanja Zseby


Fraunhofer-Institut für Offene Kommunikationssysteme (FOKUS), Berlin

Area of specialisation

Internet technologies

Research interests

Network security Measurement systems and data analysis in IP networks Future Internet architectures and protocols


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