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Prof. Christoph Schommer

Role: Partner

Bio: Christoph Schommer studied Computer Science with main focus on Artificial Intelligence at Saarbrücken University and contributed to projects at the German Research Centre for AI in the areas of Knowledge-based Systems and Natural Language Understanding. He then joined IBM Research and Development for 5 years and IBM Software Group for 3 years. As an IT Architect, he was co-responsible for worldwide Data Mining projects in different disciplines, for example in Retail, Insurance, Banking, Sports Analytics. In parallel, he received his doctorate at Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main in 2000. Since 2003, Christoph works as Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg with main focus on Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Discovery, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing. At present, he is co-Director of the AI Robolab and is contributing to Esch 2022 (cultural capital) with a project about Deep Learning for the Arts. Christoph currently heads a team of 3 PostDocs, 5 PhD candidates, and several Master and Bachelor students. He serves as scientific referee for Leibniz Association, Springer, IEEE and as PC member at international conferences like, e.g., CogSci, ECML-PKDD, AAMAS, Digital Humanities, IEEE CBMS, and others. Besides, he organizes lecture series in the area of AI and beyond. Christoph teaches courses on all academic levels at the University of Luxembourg, for EU members at the European Comission, and abroad at Tsinghua University (2015, 2016), FU Berlin (every semester since 2018), Singapore University (2019, 2020). Christoph is member of ACM, Cognitive Science Society, and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft.