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Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid

Professor for Cognitive Systems at the University of Bamberg

Ute Schmid is Professor of Applied Computer Science, in particular Cognitive Systems at the University of Bamberg. She has represented the field of Artificial Intelligence in research and teaching there for more than 15 years. Her focus is interpretable machine learning, explainable AI, and learning on relational data, especially inductive programming. Current research topics are generation of multimodal explanations, intelligent tutoring systems, and interactive machine learning. Ute Schmid holds a degree in computer science and a degree in psychology. She combines her research in AI with cognitive psychology work on human learning and the effect of explanations in human-AI interactions. In 2018, she won the Minerva Gender Equality Award from Informatics Europe for her university for her commitment to promoting girls and women in computer science. She has been teaching computer science workshops to children and young adults since 2005. In 2020, she was honored with the Rainer Markgraf Award for her commitment to communicating basic concepts of AI and computer science to the public. Ute Schmid is the spokesperson of the AK AI in school of the GI's AI department. She is a member of the Bavarian AI Council, director at the Bavarian Institute for Digitial Transformation (bidt) and leads the Fraunhofer IIS research group Comprehensible AI.