The Department of Engineering is currently in the development phase. It is to bundle all engineering disciplines. Since February 1, 2022, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard has been Founding Chair of the Department of Engineering. He will contribute to the development of teaching, research and transfer activities at the University of Technology Nuremberg, putting the first focal point on the field of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
Founding Chair Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard
On February 1, 2022, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard became Founding Chair of the Department of Engineering and professor for artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Technology Nuremberg.
Prior to this assignment, Wolfram Burgard was Professor for Autonomous Intelligent Systems at the University of Freiburg. In 1991, he completed his dissertation at the Institute of Computer Science at the University Bonn. His focus is on the combination of robotics and artificial intelligence as well as the development of innovative approaches for mobile robots.
Prof. Dr. Burgard has earned numerous prizes and awards, among them ten Best Paper Awards and two Classic Paper Awards. In 2009, he was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize and in 2010 the Advanced Grant of the European Research Council. In 2021, he received the Technical Field Award of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Wolfram Burgard is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and an honorary member of the European Coordination Committee for Artificial Intelligence, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.