Andreas Dengel is Executive Director and 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.
He studied computer science at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern with economics as a minor until 1986. He received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Stuttgart in 1989. 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. Since 2009, he is also a lecturer and examiner at Osaka Prefecture University and holds a professorship (kyakuin) at the Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems. At this university, he was also appointed “Distinguished Honorary Professor” (tokubetu eiyo kyoju) in March 2018, a distinction that only five researchers have received in 135 years.