As of 1 September 2020 the Board of the University has appointed Jürgen Bernard as Assistant Professor for Interacting with Data.
Warmly welcome, Jürgen!
Jürgen Bernard was postdoctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver. He studied Computer Sciences with focus on Applied Visual Computing at the TU Darmstadt. He received his PhD Deree in 2015, when he was with the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD. He started his first Post-doc phase at TU Darmstadt at Interactive Graphics Systems Group (Computer Science), leading his own research group (Visual-Interactive Machine Learning). Jürgen Bernard was awarded with the Dirk Bartz Price (Visual Computing in Medicine) and the Hugo-Geiger Price (Excellent Dissertations in the Fraunhofer Society).
Jürgen's research interest is on Visual Analytics and Information Visualization and includes the characterization, design, and evaluation of visual-interactive interfaces to combine the strengths of both humans and algorithms in interactive machine learning and interactive data science applications. Important application domains so far revolved around climate and Earth observation, digital libraries, human motion analysis, music classification, sports data analysis, stock chart analysis, as well as medical and patient-related research in particular.
At the Department of Informatics, Jürgen will head the new research group on Interactive Data Science and teach selected topics on data science, information visualization, visual analytics, and user-centered design.