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Who is Working in AI at LMU?

An overview of professors and associated research groups studying different aspects of AI at LMU.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Bischl

Chair of Statistical Learning and Data Science

Research interests: AutoML, Model Selection, Interpretable ML, Development of Statistical Software.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Brosius

Chair of Communication Science

Research interests: Political Communication, Health Communication, Digitalization of Media, Media Psychology

Prof. Dr. Andreas Butz

Chair for Human-Computer-Interaction

Research interests: Human-Computer Interaction Beyond the Desktop, Multimodal and Physical Interaction, Intelligent User Interfaces, Human-Robot Interaction, Explainable and Understandable UI+AI

Prof. Dr. Christian Böhm

Professor of AI in Economics

Research interests: Unsupervised Machine Learning like Clustering, Dimensionality Reduction, Representation Learning with Applications to Medical Imaging; New Methods of High-Performance Machine Learning like Parallelization, Vectorization and Cache-Efficiency

Prof. Chris Donkin, Ph.D.

Bavarian AI Chair for Cognitive Psychology

Research interests: Interested in cognitive psychology, particularly in developing and testing computational and mathematical models of cognitive processes

Prof. Dr. Florian Englmaier

Professor of Organizational Economics

Research interests: Economics of Organizations, Industrial Economics, Contract Theory, Behavioral Economics, Political Economcis, Experimental Economics

Prof. Dr. Oliver Falck

Chair for Economics, especially Empirical Innovation Economics / ifo Center for Industrial Organization and New Technologies

Research interests: How Policy can Promote Competitiveness and Innovation, How Technological Progress Affects The Economy and Society, Empirical Methods of Counterfactual Impact Analysis, AI with Unconventional (Big) Data.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Feuerriegel

Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Management

Research interests: AI for Businesses, Public Organizations, and Health Management

Prof. Dr. Daniel Gruen

Bavarian AI Chair for Astrophysics, Cosmology and Artificial Intelligence

Research interests: Extragalactic Surveys, Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing Effect, Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Dr. Mario Haim

Chair of Communication Science, especially Computational Communication Research

Research interests: Political Communication, Computational Journalism, Algorithmic Curation in Media Environments, Computational Methods

Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann

Chair and Head of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

Research interests: General Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of AI, Bayesian Cognitive Science, Formal Epistemology, Social Epistemology

Prof. Dr. Ines Helm

Professor of AI in Economics

Research interests: Applied Economics and Labor Economics, How Shocks like Technological progress Affect Local Labor Markets, Applied Methods in Economics

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess

Director of the Institute for Digital Management and New Media, LMU Munich School of Management

Research interests: Potential of ML-Based Solutions for New Products, New Customer Interfaces and New Business Processes

Prof. Dr. Eyke Hüllermeier

Bavarian AI Chair for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Research interests: His research interests are centered around methods and theoretical foundations of artificial intelligence, with a specific focus on machine learning and reasoning under uncertainty.

Prof. Dr. Heiner Igel

Professor of Seismology/Geophysics

Research interests: Computational Seismology, Seismic Inverse Problems, Seismic Data Processing, Seismic Instrumentation, Elastic Wave Propagation, Earthquake Physics

Prof. Dr. Michael Ingrisch

Head of Clinical Data Science

Research interests: Advanced Statistics, Machine Learning and Computer Vision Techniques in the Context Of Clinical Radiology, AI-Supported Diagnosis and Prognostication

Prof. Dr. Enrique Jiménez

Head of Electronic Babylonian Literature Group

Research interests: Ancient Near Eastern Literature, Ancient Near Eastern Science, Akkadian grammar, Digital Humanities

Prof. Dr. Göran Kauermann

Chair of Applied Statistics in Social Sciences, Economics and Business

Research interests: Network Data Analysis; Advanced Regression Models; Quantification of Uncertainty; Statistical Reasoning in Political Sciences, Historical Sciences, Epidemiology, Economics and Business; Data science in General

Prof. James Kirby, Ph.D.

Bavarian AI Chair of Spoken Language Processing

Research interests: Sound Change, Computational and Statistical Methods in Phonetics, Tone and Register, Language and Music, Languages of Southeast Asia

Prof. Dr. Johann Kranz

Director of the Professorship of Digital Services and Sustainability

Research interests: Managing AI Projects, Building and Maintaining an AI Factory, Human-AI Interaction, Managing AI Ethics

Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter

Chair of Statistics and Data Science in Social Sciences and the Humanities (SODA)

Research interests: Fairness in Automated Decision Making, Data Quality, Training Data Reliability, Inference, Privacy, AI Research Infrastructure

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kuhr

Project Leader Experimental Flavor Physics

Research interests: AI Applications in Particle Physics, Generative Models for Fast Simulations, Graph Neural Networks for Event Classification

Prof. Dr. Gitta Kutyniok

Bavarian AI Chair for Mathematical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence

Research interests: Applied Harmonic Analysis, Compressed Sensing, Explainability of Deep Neural Networks, AI-Based Approaches to Imaging Science, High-Dimensional Data Science, Mathematical Foundations of Deep Learning, and Applications of AI to Life Sciences, Robotics, and Telecommunication

Prof. Dr. Guillaume Landry

Professor of Medical Physics Research Group at the Department of Radiation Oncology

Research interests: Deep Learning, Image Registration, Imaging Science, Image Guided Therapy via MR-linac Technology, Radiation Therapy

Prof. Dr. Hannes Leitgeb

Chair of Logic and Philosophy of Language, Head of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

Research interests: Logic, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, General Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mathematics

Prof. Dr. Claudia Linnhoff-Popien

Chair for Mobile and Distributed Systems, Institute of Informatics

Research interests: Quantum Computing, Quantum Software, Quantum Machine Learning, (Deep) Reinforcement Learning, Autonomous Systems, Federal and Distributed Learning, Anomaly Detection and Uncertainty, Ubiquitous Computing

Prof. Dr. Christian List

Chair and Head of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

Research interests: Decision Theory, Social Choice Theory, Philosophy of Mind and Action, Metaphysics, Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. Björn Ommer

Bavarian AI Chair and Head Of The Machine Vision & Learning Group

Research interests: Semantic Image and Video Understanding based on (Deep) Machine Learning, Generative Approaches For Visual Synthesis, Invertible Deep Models For Explainable AI, Deep Metric and Representation Learning, Self-Supervised Learning Paradigms and their Interdisciplinary Applications in the Digital Humanities and Neuroscience

Prof. Dr. Katia Parodi

Chair of Experimental Physics – Medical Physics

Research interests: Application of AI in medical physics with focus on new technologies and workflows of image- and dose-guided radiotherapy

Prof. Dr. Andreas Peichl

Professor of Macroeconomics and Public Finance, Director of the ifo Center for Macroeconomics and Surveys

Research interests: Public Economics, Taxation and Redistribution, Inequality, Macroeconomic Expectations

Prof. Dr. Barbara Plank

Bavarian AI Chair of AI and Computational Linguistics

Research interests: Natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, domain adaptation, multilingual NLP, multitask learning, transfer learning, parsing, sequence tagging, opinion mining, information extraction, NLP for social media

Prof. Dr. Lode Pollet

Chair for Quantum Matter Theory

Research interests: Strongly Correlated Systems, Ultracold Atomic Gases, Supersolids, Topological Phases, Computational Physics, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Dr. Albrecht Schmidt

Head of Human-Centered Ubiquitous Media Group

Research interests: Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computer Systems, Media Technology, Robotics

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schubert

Research Group Spatial Artificial Intelligence

Research interests: Sequentiell Planning and Reinforcement Learning, Spatial Analytics in dynamic Environment, Remote Sensing, Game Analytics

Prof. Dr. Hinrich Schütze

Chair of Computational Linguistics Director, Center for Information and Language Processing

Research interests: Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing, Statistical Natural Language Processing, Representation Learning, Multilinguality, Human-AI Cooperation

Prof. Dr. Thomas Seidl

Chair of Database Systems and Data Mining

Research interests: Clustering, Process Mining, Remote Sensing & Imaging, Active Learning, Graph Machine Learning, Machine Learning with limited labeled data, (Deep) Reinforcement Learning, Machine Learning with Knowledge Basis, Semi-/Supervised Natural-Language-Processing

Prof. Dr. Neil Thurman

Professor of Communication with an emphasis on Computational Journalism

Research interests: Computational Journalism, Automated Journalism, Natural Language Generation, Audience Perceptions, News Recommender Systems, News Personalization, Event Detection, Social Media Monitoring

Prof. Dr. Paul W. Thurner

Chair of Empirical Political Research and Policy Analysis

Research interests: Electoral Research, Discrete Choice Analysis & Network Analysis, Energy Policy, Foreign Policy, Defence and Security Policy, Transgovernmental Administrative Cooperation

Prof. Dr. Volker Tresp

Professor of Cognitive Deep Learning

Research interests: Machine Learning with Knowledge Graphs and Scene Graphs, Statistical Relational Learning, Cognitive Models for Perception and Memory, Multimodal Learning and Lifelong Learning, Learning Medical Decision Support, Quantum Machine Learning

Prof. Dr. Sahana Udupa

Professor of Media Anthropology and Program in Media Anthropology and Digital Studies

Research interests: Digital Politics, Politics of Artificial Intelligence, Global Digital Cultures, Online Extreme Speech and Hate Speech, News and Journalism, Urban Politics, and Media Policy.

Prof. Dr. Jochen Weller

Head of Physical Cosmology Research Group

Research interests: Physical Cosmology, Dark Energy, Galaxy Clusters, Cosmic Microwave Background, Modified Gravity, Dark Matter, Large-Scale Structure, AI Methods

Prof. Dr. Joachim Winter

Chair of Empirical Economic Research

Research interests: Individual Decision-Making, in particular Saving, Portfolio and Insurance Choices; The Design and Analysis of Household Surveys; The Effects of Shocks and Interventions in Childhood

Prof. Dr. Mark Zöller

Chair of German, European and International Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law, Commercial Criminal Law and Digitalization Law

Research interests: German, European and International Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Commercial Criminal Law, Police Law, Law of Intelligence Services, Data protection law of Security Services, Terrorism and Political Extremism, Legal Aspects of Digitalization

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