AI Professorships

A central goal of the German government’s national Strategy for Artificial Intelligence is to establish 100 new AI professorships. These include in particular the Alexander von Humboldt Professorships for Artificial Intelligence, as well as AI professorships at the five AI competence centers. At ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig, up to 12 AI professorships and additionally two Alexander von Humboldt Professorships will be established.

Alexander von Humboldt Professorships

The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is Germany’s most highly endowed research award and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It brings top international researchers from abroad to german universities and offers them long-term prospects here. At ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig, two AI Humboldt Professors, Prof. Sayan Mukherjee and Prof. Jens Meiler, are conducting research on relevant topics in the field of AI.

Prof. Dr. Sayan Mukherjee – Humboldt Professorship

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Sayan Mukherjee

Prof. Dr. Sayan Mukherjee

Principal Investigator

University of Leipzig, Duke University

Prof. Dr. Jens Meiler – Humboldt Professorship

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Jens Meiler

Prof. Dr. Jens Meiler

Leading Principal Investigator

Universität Leipzig

Professorships for AI

At Leipzig University as well as the Technische Universität Dresden , up to 12 AI professorships are established in order to increase research excellence and to place applied AI research on a broad foundation.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erik Buchmann – Professorship for Data Privacy and Security

Portrait of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erik Buchmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erik Buchmann

Principal Investigator

Universität Leipzig