Three questions to Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel
WHAT COMPETENCES DO YOU BRING TO THE TABLE AS A MEMBER OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD?
Many years of experience in the management of companies, the transfer of research results and the successful establishment of high-tech start-ups.
WHAT ATTRACTS YOU MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH DDG?
To have a central channel and mediator who seeks dialogue with SMEs in order to make AI and the opportunities it offers tangible.
WHERE DO YOU SEE THE COMPANY IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?
DDG has developed into an established company and renowned broker between science and medium-sized businesses, thus making a valuable contribution to the further development of the AI location Kaiserslautern.
Andreas Dengel – Member of the Supervisory Board DDG AG, AI expert, Managing Director DFKI
Until 1986, Professor Dengel studied computer science with a minor in economics at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and was subsequently awarded a doctorate in computer science at the University of Stuttgart in 1989. nat. promoviert.
After working for IBM, Siemens and a research stay at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, he became Scientific Director in 1993, heading a research department at DFKI, now called „Smart Data & Knowledge Services“. At the same time, Andreas Dengel was appointed to the chair of Knowledge-Based Systems at the Technical University. He has led numerous international conferences and serves on the editorial boards of international journals and book series.
He is also the founder, initiator and mentor of many successful start-up companies. In 2015, he was honored for his contributions with the „Founding Sponsor of the Year“ award.
Professor Dengel is Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and Chairman of the Flexible Factory Partner Alliance (FFPA). He advises academic institutions, research programs and ministries in Germany and abroad. He is also founder and director of the Deep Learning Competence Center at DFKI, which was the only one in Germany (one of eight worldwide) to be recognized by NVIDIA in 2016 through the NVAIL Excellence Program.
Andreas Dengel is currently Managing Director of DFKI in Kaiserslautern, head of the research area Smart Data & Knowledge Services at DFKI and the DFKI Deep Learning Competence Center. His research focuses on machine learning, pattern recognition, quantified learning, data mining, semantic technologies and document analysis.