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Kristian Kersting appointed AAAI Fellow

| Press release | Awards | Foundations of Systems AI | Darmstadt

Prof. Kristian Kersting, head of the Foundations of Systems AI research department (SAINT) at DFKI in Darmstadt, has been named a Fellow by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). He is also Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at TU Darmstadt and, among other things, founder of the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence ( Kersting receives the award for his significant contributions to the foundations and applications of statistical relational artificial intelligence  and neurosymbolic learning. He is the only German and the only scientist working in Europe to receive this prestigious recognition this year.

DFKI-CEO Antonio Krüger

"We warmly congratulate Kristian Kersting and are delighted with this prestigious award - one of the most internationally significant in AI. The appointment as an AAAI Fellow is based on many years of outstanding work and not only brings extremely well-deserved worldwide recognition, but also even more visibility for the team, its excellent research and the environment of the DFKI laboratory in Darmstadt."

DFKI-CEO Antonio Krüger

The Fellows elected by the AAAI are individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions - usually over a period of at least ten years - to the field of artificial intelligence. Each year, 5-10 new Fellows are selected by the AAAI committee. They include many important personalities in AI, such as John McCarthy, Herbert Simon, Marvin Minsky, Turing Prize winners such as Leslie Valiant and Yoshua Bengio, as well as Wolfgang Wahlster, long-time Managing Director and one of the founding directors of DFKI.

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