Wolfgang Wahlster‘s Biography
Wolfgang Wahlster is the Director and CEO of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and a Professor of Computer Science at Saarland University.
He has published more than 200 technical papers and 12 books on user modelling, spoken dialogue systems, mobile and multi-modal user interfaces, the semantic web, as well as the internet of things and services.
In 2001, the President of Germany presented the German Future Prize to Wahlster for his work on intelligent user interfaces, the highest personal scientific award in Germany.
He was elected Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Nobel Prize Academy of Sciences in Stockholm and Full Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina that was founded in 1652.
He serves on the Executive Boards of the International Computer Science Institute at UC Berkeley and EIT Digital. He is the editor of Springer’s LNAI series and on the editorial board of various top international CS journals. In 2013, Wahlster received the IJCAI Donald E. Walker award for his substantial contributions, as well as his extensive service to the field of Artificial Intelligence throughout his career.