Biography: Andreas Dengel is a member of the Management Board as well as
Scientific Director at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in
Kaiserslautern where he is leading the Knowledge Management research department. In 1993 he was appointed Professor at the Computer Science Department of the
University of Kaiserslautern where he holds the chair “Knowledge-Based Systems”.
From 1980 to 1986 Andreas studied Computer Science and Economics at the
University of Kaiserslautern. He subsequently worked at the Siemens research lab in
Munich and at the University of Stuttgart where he completed his doctoral thesis in
1989. In 1991 he worked as a guest researcher at Xerox Parc in Palo Alto. Andreas is a
member of the IT-Summit Working Group on “service and consumer-oriented
information technology” of the German government and acts as an expert for the
German Council of Science and Humanities.
In 2008 he co-founded the Institute on Document Analysis and Knowledge Science
(IDAKS) at the Osaka Prefecture University in Japan. Andreas is a advisory board
member of ICDAR, of the Center of Excellence on Semantic Technologies at MIMOS in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, of the NEC Computers and Communication Innovation
Research Labs (CCIL), and others. Formerly, he was the German representative in the
IST Prize Executive Jury of the European Council of Applied Science (Euro-CASE) a
lecturer of the Joint Executive MBA course at the Johannes Gutenberg University at
Mainz, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Dongbei University of Finance and
Economics at Dalian, China. From 1997 to 2001 Andreas was a member of the
METTREC Planning Committee ((Metadata/Text Retrieval Conference Committee) of
the National Institutitute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States.
Andreas was program/technical chair of ICPR, ICDAR, DAS, and conferences in other
AII areas. Moreover, he is founder or initiator of several successful start-up
companies. In 2005 he received a “Pioneer Spirit Award” for one of his start-up
concepts. He is co-editor of various international computer science journals, has
written or edited 8 books, and is author of more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific
publications. He supervised more than 120 PhD and master theses.
In 2004, Andreas has been elected a Fellow of the
International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR)
and has been honored for his work several times. Most
prominent prizes are the ICDAR “Young Investigator
Award”, the Nakano Award, the Technical Communication
Award of the Alcatel SEL Foundation, the Multi-Media
Award of the State Rheinland-Pfalz as well as a Document
Analysis Systems Achievement Award. His main scientific
emphasis is in the areas of Document Understanding,
Knowledge Management, and Artificial Intelligence.