Prof. Dr. Andreas Zell

Research interests

  • Machine learning algorithms and their applications
  • Autonomous mobile robots, sensor integration, robot vision

Scientific Curriculum Vitae

  • 1972-1980 F.-M.-Schwerd-Gymnasium (high school), Speyer/Rhine, Germany
  • 1980-1982 Undergraduate studies at Univ. Kaiserslautern
  • 1982 B.S. in mathematics, B.S. in computer science
  • 1982-1986 Graduate studies of computer science with minor in mathematics, Univ. Kaiserslautern
  • 1986 Diploma in computer science; thesis: Concepts of parallel logic programs and a compiler for their realization
  • 1986-1987 DAAD scholarship at Stanford University, USA
  • 1987 M.S. in Computer Science: Symbolic and Heuristic Computation, Stanford Univ., USA
  • 1986-1989 Research assistant, Univ. Stuttgart, Computer science (IfI), at the chair for programming languages (Prof. Dr. G. Barth)
  • 1989 Ph.D. in computer science, thesis: Metalevel architectures of logic programs
  • 1990-1994 Assistant professor, Univ. Stuttgart, IPVR, at the chair of applied computer science – image understanding (Prof. Dr. P. Levi)
  • 1991 German University Software Prize for the Stuttgart Neural Network Simulator (SNNS)
  • 1992 Int. MasPar Challenge Prize
  • 1994 Habilitation (venia legendi) in computer science, Univ. Stuttgart, Postdoc thesis: Simulation of Neural Networks (in German, available from Addison-Wesley, Germany)
  • since 10.1995 full professor, chair of computer architecture, University of Tuebingen, Wilhelm-Schickard-Institute for Computer Science.
  • 10.2000 – 9.2002 Dean of the computer science dept., member of the Senate of the University of Tuebingen
  • 2001 founding director of the Centre for Bioinformatics Tübingen (ZBIT)
  • 2003 1st place in the Scientific Challenge, RoboCup Middle Size League
  • 2003 2nd prize at doIT Software Award of the State of Baden-Württemberg, for the optimization system JavaEvA
  • 2004 3rd prize at doIT Software Award of the State of Baden-Württemberg, for the software JCell to model gene regulatory biological networks
  • 2006 5th place at the RoboCup 2006 in Bremen, Middle Size League,
    1st place (shared) Scientific Challenge, RoboCup Middle Size League
  • 2008 Leading founding member of the new BSc degree course Cognitive Science at the Univ. Tübingen
  • 9.2008 – 12.2008 sabbatical, first half, with Prof. P. Wills, Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1.2009 – 3.2009 sabbatical, second half, with Prof. R. Siegwart, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2010 – now: University professor (C4) of the University of Tübingen, faculty of science, computer science department, chair of cognitive systems (renaming of the chair)
  • 2010 – now: member of the Research Committee of the Faculty of Science of the University of Tübingen
  • 2010 1st place, SICK Robot Day 2010 (15 internat. teams)
  • 2012 2nd place, SICK Robot Day 2012 (14 internat. teams)
  • 4.2013 – 7.2013 sabbatical with Prof. W. Burgard, Univ. Freiburg
  • 2014 2nd place, SICK Robot Day 2014 (14 internat. teams)