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Executive Director DFKI Saarbrücken & Head of the Research Department Agents and Simulated Reality

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Slusallek


Alexander Rath; Ömercan Yazici; Philipp Slusallek

In: ACM SIGGRAPH 2023 Conference Proceedings. ACM Siggraph (Siggraph-2023), located at ACM SIGGRAPH, August 6-10, Los Angeles, California, USA, Pages 1-10, No. 30, ISBN 9798400701597, ACM, 7/2023.

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Mehran Jeelani; Sadbhawna; Noshaba Cheema; Klaus Illgner-Fehns; Philipp Slusallek; Sunil Jaiswal

In: Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops. New Trends in Image Restoration and Enhancement Workshop (NTIRE-2023), 8th, located at CVPR-2023, June 18, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pages 1199-1208, Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops (CVPRW), IEEE Xplore, 6/2023.

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Farzad Nozarian; Shashank Agarwal; Farzaneh Rezaeianaran; Danish Shahzad; Atanas Poibrenski; Christian Müller; Philipp Slusallek

In: Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops. CVPR Workshop on Learning with Limited Labelled Data for Image and Video Understanding (L3D-IVU-2023), located at 2023 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, June 19, Vancouver, Canada, Pages 4981-4990, IEEE, 6/2023.

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Philipp Slusallek is scientific director and member of the executive board at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), where he heads the research area on Agents and Simulated Reality. Prof. Slusallek co-founded and is director of strategy at the European AI initiative CLAIRE since 2018. At Saarland University he has been a professor for Computer Graphics since 1999, a principle investigator at the German Excellence-Cluster on "Multimodal Computing and Interaction" from 2007 to 2019, and co-founder and director for research at the Intel Visual Computing Institute 2009-2017.

Before coming to Saarland University, he was a visiting assistant professor at Stanford University. He is a member of acatech (German National Academy of Science and Engineering), a fellow of Eurographics, and was a member of the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence for the European Commission and an associate editor for Computer Graphics Forum.

He originally studied physics in Frankfurt and Tübingen (Diploma/MSc) and got his PhD in computer science from Erlangen University. His research covers a wide range of topics including artificial intelligence in a broad sense, simulated/digital reality, real-time and realistic graphics, high-performance computing and simulation, motion models and synthesis, novel programming models for CPU/GPU/FPGA, computational science, and others.

Work Experience

2020 – today


Executive Director DFKI Saarbrücken

2008 – today


Scientific Director and Site Manager, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken, Germany

2009 – today


Director of Research
Intel Visual Computing Institute, Saarbrücken, Germany

2007 – today


Principal Investigator, Co-Editor, and Member of the Scientific Board
Excellence-Cluster Multimodal Computing and Interaction (MMCI), Saarbrücken, Germany

2007 – 2008


Visiting Professor
Nvidia Research, Santa Clara, USA

2000 – today


Full Professor (C4/W3) Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

1999 – 2000


Associate Professor (C3)
Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

1998 – 1999


Visiting Assistant Professor
Stanford University, USA

1995 - 1998


PostDoc at the Computer Graphics Lab, Prof. Hans-Peter Seidel
University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

1992 - 1995


Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Computer Science
University of Erlangen, Erlangen Germany

1990 - 1992


Institute for Graphisch Interaktive Systeme (GRIS, Prof. Wolfgang Strasser), University of Tübingen

Education and Training

1983 - 1990


M.Sc. (Diplom) in Physics at the University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany



Member of acatech: German Academy of Science and Engineering



Land of Ideas Award: Display as a Service



Fellow of the Eurographics Association



CeBIT Innovation Award: For Display as a Service



Land of Ideas Award: DFKI Visualization Center



Final winner of Open Source Competition: ACM Multimedia 2008



European IST Innovation Award: European Commission



Best Ph.D. within the Technical Faculty, University of Erlangen

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