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New AI Fellowship goes to two CoAI researchers

CoAI JRC members Barbara Hammer from Bielefeld University and Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo from Paderborn University receive the first-ever Lamarr Institute for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Fellowship, endowed with up to 600,000 euros. Together with the federal government, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has been consolidating the institute as an international centre of excellence since July 2022.

The fellows selected in the first round by an international panel of experts are world-renowned in the core research area of artificial intelligence. Barbara Hammer, who also heads the North Rhine-Westphalian Research Training Group Data-NInJA, is devoted to research on trustworthy AI for spatiotemporal data with regard to the challenges of climate change and drinking water supply. The project of Lamarr Fellow Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, who is considered by Stanford University to be one of the best AI researchers worldwide, aims to develop explainable and scalable methods for structured data on the web.

Press release of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Lamarr Fellowship Award Group photo
The award was presented at the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science (from left): Professor Dr Christian Bauckhage Co-Director of the Lamarr Institute, Lamarr Fellow Prof. Dr Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo (University of Paderborn), State Secretary Gonca Türkeli-Dehnert and Lamarr Fellow Professor Dr Barbara Hammer (University of Bielefeld).