Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Handmann

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Hochschule Ruhr West - Campus Bottrop
Postfach 10 07 55, 45407 Mülheim an der Ruhr, vCard

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.. expert in the areas of digitalization and artificial intelligence.

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Curriculum Vitae

Industrial / Scientific Experience
Since 1995 Published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Since 1995 Responsible for more than 50 transfer and research projects.
Since 2010 Professor of Neuroinformatics (Hochschule Ruhr West).
Since 2010 Director of the Computer Science Institute (Hochschule Ruhr West).
Since 2014 Dean of Department 1 (Hochschule Ruhr West).
Since 2016 Founding Member of the Institute Positive Computing (Hochschule Ruhr West).
Since 2020 Founding Member of the Department of Computer- and Data-Science (Promotionskolleg NRW).
Since 2021 Visiting Professor at the Babes-Bolyai-University Cluj, Romania.
2018 - 2021 Managing Director - iQServ GmbH.
2012 - 2014 Vice Dean of Department 1 (Hochschule Ruhr West).
2013 Visiting Professor at the University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China.
2008 - 2010 Head of the Laboratory for Computer Science, Image Processing and Media Engineering (Fachhochschule Südwestfalen).
2008 - 2010 Professor of Computer Science and Media Engineering (Fachhochschule Südwestfalen).
2000 - 2008 Group Leader and Lead Architect Intelligent Systems (L-1 Identity Solutions AG, ZN Vision Technologies AG):
- Project groups in research and prototype development.
- Transfer of several prototypes into products.
1999 - 2001 Group Leader working group Image Processing (Institute for Neuroinformatics).
1995 - 2001 Research Assistant at the Department of Theoretical Biology at the Institute for Neuroinformatics (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Focus:
- Neuroinformatics, Artificial Intelligence (AI),
- Image Processing,
- Video Data Processing,
- Driver Assistance Systems and
- Sensor Data Fusion.

Artificial Intelligence Activities
Since 1995 Responsible for many Intelligent Data Analysis research projects.
Since 2008 Research and Teaching (Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision).
Since 2010 Computer Science Institute, Hochschule Ruhr West, responsible for research projects in the field of Sensor Data Analysis (Intelligent Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, Human-Computer Interaction, Predictive Maintenance and Circular Economy).
2000 - 2008 L-1 Identity Solutions AG, responsible for research and transfer projects (Biometric Systems).
1995 - 2001 Institute for Neuroinformatics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, responsible for research projects (Intelligent Vehicles and Autonomous Driving).

Circular Economy Activities
Since 2018 Founding Member and Chairman of Prosperkolleg e.V.
Since 2018 Responsible for many Digital Circular Economy research projects.
Since 2019 Advisory Board Member of the Round Table Circular Economy in North Rhine-Westphalia.
2019 - 2024 Responsible for the Prosperkolleg Project funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
2022 Advisory Board Member of the Circular Economy Hotspot 2022 Bottrop.
2021 Responsible for the Student Program Zirkeltraining in North Rhine-Westphalia.
2020 - 2021 Responsible for the reWIR Project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

ZdI Network Activities
Since 2012 Scientific Director of the Competence Center mint4u (Hochschule Ruhr West).
Since 2012 Scientific Director of the ZdI-Center Bottrop (Hochschule Ruhr West).
Since 2018 Member of the Strategic Circle of ZdI in North Rhine-Westfalia.
Since 2018 Scientific Director of the ZdI-Center Oberhausen.

Other Activities
Since 2015 Member of the Board of Trustees of Studienstiftung Grasedieck.
Since 2017 Member of the Advisory Board of Umbau 21 in North Rhine-Westfalia.
Since 2022 Member of the Monitoring Committee of the European Regional Development Fund 2021-2027 (ERDF) in Northrhine Westfalia.

2000 PhD at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Dr.-Ing.
1995 - 1996 Research stays at the Fraunhofer Institute IIS-A in Erlangen, at the Institute for Communication Acoustics (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) and at the Leiden University in The Netherlands.
1991 - 1995 Graduation Electrical Engineering (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Dipl.-Ing.
1988 - 1991 Graduation in Communications Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart (Dual University of Applied Sciences Baden-Württemberg), Dipl.-Ing. (BA).
1988 Abitur