The Interdisciplinary Center for Machine Learning and Data Analysis (IZMD) has officially launched at the University of Wuppertal, on March 25th, 2019. Our group is excited to be closely associated with this newly founded center, and Bela Gipp is looking forward to serving as a member of the steering committee.

The successful launch event was attended by over 270 members of industry, research, and politics. The event was kicked off by Prof. Dr. Lambert T. Koch, the Rektor of the University of Wuppertal. Subsequently, Andreas Pinkwart, (Minister of Economics, Innovation, Digitalization & Energy for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia) held a keynote and awarded the brand new institute a check of over one million Euro. Leading researchers in the German AI field also took to the stage, including Prof. Dr. Anton Kummert and Prof. Dr. Eyke Hüllermeier.

If you have ideas for future collaboration in the context of this newly launched center, we look forward to hearing from you.

The full press release is available here (German).