Kristian Kersting is head of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Lab and professor of artificial intelligence and machine learning at the Technische Universität Darmstadt’s department of computer science. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Freiburg before completing post-doctoral studies at Katholeike Universiteit Leuven and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His research has focused on deep probabilistic learning, artificial intelligence, statistical relational artificial intelligence, and probabilistic programming. He is a researcher at ATHENE, which is the largest national research facility devoted to IT security in all of Europe. He formerly led a research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems.
He has held several faculty positions as well, as junior professor at the University of Bonn, associate professor at the Technical University of Dortmund, before becoming professor of machine learning and artificial intelligence at his current role.
Kersting was awarded the prestigious Fraunhofer Attract research grant in 2008, which bestows 2.5 million euros over five years to cover research expenses. He is a Fellow of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems and the European Association for Artificial Intelligence. Most recently, he was honored with Germany’s AI Award, Deustcher Kl-Preis, which awarded him 100,000 euros.
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