Computer Scientist Daniel Sonntag appointed
Prof. Dr. Daniel Sonntag has been appointed to the Endowed Chair of Applied Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Computing Science.
The chair is funded by Oldenburg-based business enterprises and organizations. Sonntag was previously a research group leader at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Saarbrücken. In his capacity as professor he will establish a new research group focused on interactive machine learning at the DFKI's Oldenburg location. Sonntag studied computer science and linguistics in Saarbrücken, where he also earned his PhD in 2008. He began working as a research assistant at the DFKI in Saarbrücken in 2004, and became a Research Fellow at the institute in 2016. He has also taught at Saarland University and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. Sonntag is editor-in-chief of the German Informatics Society's German Journal of Artificial Intelligence and of the book series Cognitive Technologies, published by Springer-Verlag. His research focuses on interactive machine learning – in which computers receive human feedback as they collect data – and its potential uses in industrial and medical applications.