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Nürnberger Elected
VP for Human-
Machine Systems

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ndreas Nürnberger has been
elected as the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMCS) vice president
for Human-Machine Systems. He
studied computer science and economics at the Technical University
of Braunschweig, Germany; earned
his Ph.D. in computer science from
the University of Magdeburg, Germany, in 2001; and subsequently
moved to the University of California, Berkeley, and worked for two
years as a postdoctoral researcher doi ng resea rch on a dapt ive
sof t comput i ng a nd v i su a l i z a tion techniques for infor mation
retrieval systems. In 2003, he was
an assistant professor for information retrieval at the University of Magdeburg, and in 2007 he
was appointed as tenured chaired
professor in Data and Knowledge
Engineering at the same university
and is currently heading a research
group with the same name.
His main interests in research
and teaching focus on topics at the
intersection of machine learning,
information retrieval, and human-
computer interaction. His work is
motivated to develop operational solutions that can be applied in
practice, leading to several projects with medium-sized companies
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Conference on Neural Networks; the
European Conference on Machine
Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases; the Special Interest Group on
Information Retrieval; and the Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. He is a regular
reviewer for major journals in this
field. He is associate editor of IEEE
Transactions on Systems, Man, and
Cybernetics, Part B (SMC-B), and
and industry, for example, in areas
KES Journal; coauthor of two textof interactive information organizabooks; coeditor of 24 proceeding coltion, information management and
lections; and author
analysis, and techor coauthor of more
nology scouting. His
tha n 200 rev iewed
strong motivation and
publications in books,
enthusiasm has also
journals, and interled to several teaching
national conferences
awards. Besides his
and workshops.
activities in research
Furthermore, Nürnand teaching, Nürnberger has initiated
berger is currently
and is actively supportdean of the Faculty of
ing student exchange
Computer Science at
prog r a m s bet ween
the Otto-von-Guericke
several universities
University Magdeburg,
at the bachelor's and
Germany. In his spare
master's levels, and he
time, he enjoys sports nürnberger would like to
has established sevactivities, such as sail- focus on improving and
eral projects between
ing, skiing, and diving. fostering the visibility of
the SmCS.
industries and uniNürnberger began
versities to stimulate
as a volunteer in sevtechnology transfer and provide
eral local and international research
young academics with industrial
organizations during his studies. He
expertise and contacts at an early
was driven by his interest to improve
stage of their career. He gave many
the exchange of research ideas, coninvited courses and seminars for stunect people, and improve general
dents as part of their bachelor's and
teaching and research infrastrucmaster's studies at universities in
tures. He is involved in organizing
Europe, the United States, the Arab
several information-retrieval- and
countries, and Asia. Nürnberger is
data-mining-related conferences
an Emmy Noether Fellow of the Gerand workshops as chair, program
man Science Foundation.
committee member, or reviewer for
As part of his volunteering activiconferences sponsored by the Assoties for the IEEE, and especially the
ciation for the Advancement of ArtiSMCS, he has been associate editor
ficial Intelligence; the IEEE SMCS;
of SMC-B since 2006, and he was
t he I nter nat iona l Development
a member of the IEEE SMC Board
Association; the International Joint

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