Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid
Head of Cognitive Systems Group
Office hours: by appointment
Phone: +49-951-863 2860
Ute Schmid holds a diploma in psychology and a diploma in computer science, both from Technical University Berlin (TUB), Germany. She received her doctoral degree (Dr. rer.nat.) in computer science from TUB in 1994 and her habilitation in computer science in 2002. From 1994 to 2001 she was assistant professor (wissenschaftliche Assistentin) at the AI/Machine Learning group, Department of Computer Science, TUB. Afterwards she worked as lecturer (akademische Rätin) for Intelligent Systems at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at University Osnabrück. Since 2004 she holds a professorship of Applied Computer Science/Cognitive Systems at the University of Bamberg.
Research interests of Ute Schmid are mainly in the domain of comprehensible machine learning, explainable AI, and high-level learning on relational data, especially inductive programming, knowledge level learning from planning, learning structural prototypes, analogical problem solving and learning. Further research is on various applications of machine learning (e.g., classifier learning from medical data and for facial expressions) and empirical and experimental work on high-level cognitive processes and usability evaluation. Ute Schmid dedicates a significant amount of her time to measures supporting women in computer science and to promote computer science as a topic in elementary, primary, and secondary education.
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- Organizer of the seminar series Approaches and Applications of Inductive Programming (AAIP)
- Organizer of the First European Workshop on Cognitive Modeling (1996), now International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM)
- Dean of the Faculty (Oct 2017-Sept 2019)
- Elected women's representative of the Dept. of Information Systems and Applied Computer Science, Bamberg University (since January 2005 until Sept 2017, now vice representative)
Organizer of annual Girls and Computer workshops (MuT), Organizer of GirlsDay
- Organizer of the childern and high-school students program of the faculty: WIAI-Nachwuchs (since 2008)
- Former board member of the German Cognitive Science Society
- Former member of the editorial board of Künstliche Intelligenz