Stefan Wrobel studied Computer Science in Bonn and Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology) with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and received his doctorate from the TU Dortmund University. After working in Berlin and Sankt Augustin, he became Professor of Computer Science at the University of Magdeburg, before accepting a call to his current position in 2002. Since 2014, he has also been one of the directors of the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it).
Professor Wrobel has been working on aspects of digitization for many years, particularly in regard to intelligent algorithms and systems for the analysis of large amounts of data and the influence of Big Data/Smart Data on the use of information in companies and society. He is the author of a multitude of publications in the fields of Data Mining and Machine Learning, a member of the editorial board of several leading journals and a founding member of the “International Machine Learning Society”. Wrobel was honored by the German Computer Science Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) e.V.) as one of the most influential people in German AI history.
As speaker of the “Fraunhofer Alliance Big Data and Artificial Intelligence”, director of the “Fraunhofer Research Center Machine Learning”, deputy chairman of the “Fraunhofer Information and Communication Technology Group” and speaker of the group “Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining and Machine Learning” of the Society for Computer Science, he is advancing the topics of digitization, intelligent use of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence on a national and international level.