Alois C. Knoll

Professor, Technical University of Munich, Germany


Alois C. Knollreceived the diploma (M.Sc.) degree in Electrical/Communications Engineeringfrom the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1985 and his Ph.D. (summa cum laude)in computer science from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, in 1988.Between May 2001 and April 2004 he was a member of the board of directors ofthe Fraunhofer-Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems. Since autumn 2001he has been a professor of Computer Science at the Computer Science Departmentof the Technische Universit–t München.

His research interests include cognitive,medical and sensor-based robotics, multi-agent systems, data fusion, adaptivesystems and multimedia information retrieval. He initiated and was the programchairman of the First IEEE/RAS Conference on Humanoid Robots (IEEE-RAS/RSJ Humanoids2000),he was general chair of IEEE Humanoids2003 and general chair of Robotik 2004,the largest German conference on robotics, and he served on several otherorganizing committees. Prof. Knoll is a member of the German Society forComputer Science and the IEEE.