My Short CV
- Born in 1961 I grew up in Delkenheim (between Wiesbaden and Frankfurt). After my Abitur at Gutenberg-Schule (Wiesbaden) I studied mathematics and physics at the University of Mainz and at the University of Heidelberg (1980-1986). Then I switched to computer science and did my PhD in 1992 at Karlsruhe University (Prof. Dr. Peter Schmitt).
From 1994-2000 I held the position of a Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (Assistant professor (C1)) at Koblenz University.
During 1999 (being on leave from Koblenz), I was Visiting Professor at the
University of Maryland, College Park (USA)).
From 2000-2004 I was Reader for the foundations of logic and knowledge representation in the Computer Science Department of The University of Manchester (Associate Professor).
- Since 2004 I am Full Professor at the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany. I am heading the newly created Chair for Computational Intelligence. Since 1996 I am also member of the Institute for Informationsystems at the Technical University of Vienna (where I did my habilitation in 1996) and, since 2004, I am honorary member of the Computer Science Department of The University of Manchester.
- After working in several areas of Computational Logic
(nonmonotonic reasoning, logic programming, deductive databases, knowledge representation),
I am also involved in Multi-Agent Reasoning since 1998. I established the very successful
ProMAS series (Programming Multi-Agent Systems) together with Rafael Bordini, Mehdi Dastani and
Amal El Fallah Segrouchni. Have a look at our recent book:
Programming Multi Agent systems.
- I published more than 170 technical papers: among them more than 50 papers in refereed
journals and more than 50 papers at refereed conferences. I
have coauthored two monographs (Nonmonotonic Reasoning (Cambridge University Press),
Heterogenous Active Agents (MIT Press)) and 4 invited chapters in books.
In addition, I edited 13 books (Springer LNCS, LNAI and MASA series) and 9 special issues of
- I have organised more than 30 international conferences, workshops and Dagstuhl seminars.
I served as PC member on more than 50 conferences and workshops.
I have been invited for more than 50 talks/tutorials and have given regular classroom lectures for longer terms in Germany,
USA, Austria, Argentina, Australia and the UK.
I am on the Editorial Board of AI Communications: The European Journal of Artificial Intelligence (1995-2003),
of Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (AMAI), Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR),
Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP),
International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (IJAOSE),
as well as of Journal of applied Logic.
I was Member and Coordinating Node of Agentlink II for The University of Manchester and I am
coordinating node for Agentlink III for TU Clausthal.
- Here is my small CV together with selected publications from
the past 5 years.