Dr. Otthein Herzog


Professor em.
Universitaet Bremen
Professor of Visual Information Technologies
Jacobs University
Tel: +49-421 218 64003 +49 -421 200 3404
Fax: +49-421 218 64047
Room: TAB 2.82 Research IV, 157
Mail: herzog(at)tzi[dot]de o.herzog(at)jacobs-university[dot]de


 1966-1967:  General Studies at the Leibniz Kolleg, Universitaet Tuebingen
 1967-1969:  Studies of Electrical Engineering at the Universitaet Stuttgart
 1969-1970:  Studies of Informatics at the Universitaet Karlsruhe
 1979-1972:  Studies of Informatics and Mathematics at the Universitaet Bonn, Diploma (MSc) in Applied Mathematics and Informatics
 1972-1977:  Researcher at the Computer Science Department, Universitaet Dortmund
 1976:  Dr. rer. nat. from the Computer Science Department, Universitaet Dortmund

Professional Experience

 1977-1993:  with IBM in several technical and managerial positions in international software product development and research. Projects included mainframe operating systems, quality assurance (DOS/VSE and Unix), communications software, full-text information retrieval systems (IBM SearchManager), CIM repository systems, and a system for environmental impact analysis
 1985-1991:  Head of the IBM Institute for Knowledge-based Systems in the Scientific Center of IBM Germany, numerous AI research projects, the most important one being LILOG - Natural Language Processing and Text Understanding.
 1993-2009:  Chair for Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Universitaet Bremen heading the Artificial Intelligence Research Group.
 since 1998:  Affiliate Research Professor at George Mason University, Machine Learning and Inference Laboratory, formerly directed by the late Dr. Ryszard Michalski, and now by Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak.
 2000-2002:  CTO at Lenze AG, responsible for hardware and software development.
 since 2009:  Research Professor at Universitaet Bremen supervising many PhD students, directing research projects, and acquiring new projects at Universitaet Bremen
 since 2010:  “Wisdom Professor of Visual Information Technologies” at Jacobs University Bremen, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, where he is also a founding member of the Research Centers “VisComX - Visual Communication and Expertise” and the “Humanities Research Center”.

Current Activities

Current research interests at TZI/Universitaet Bremen:

Within the Universitaet Bremen, Dr. Herzog continues to contribute to the interdisciplinary activities of the

Current research interests at Jacobs University Bremen as a faculty member of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences:

Dr. Herzog is an elected Fellow of acatech – the German National Academy of Science and Engineering, where he is Vice Coordinator of the acatech Topical Network “Information and Communication Technology” and was a member of the Executive Committee with the portfolio “International Relations” from 2011-2013.

Dr. Herzog is also a Fellow of the GI - Gesellschaft für Informatik, and member of the DAGM and the ACM.

He also serves as


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