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Professor Dr. Kerstin Schill

Vice President of the DFG since 2019

Professor Dr. Kerstin Schill

Professor Dr. Kerstin Schill

Born 06 April 1958 

Kerstin Schill is Rector
of Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg
(Institute of Advanced Study)
in Delmenhorst and director of the Institute
for "Cognitive Neuroinformatics"
at the University of Bremen.

Education

YearDescription
1993Doctor of Human Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1987Diplom in Computer Science, Technische Universität München
1979 - 1987Study of Computer Science, Technische Universität München
1977 - 1979Study of Mechanical Engineering, Technische Universität München

Research Experience

YearDescription
Since 2018Rector of Hanse‐Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst
(Institute for Advanced Study)
Since 2003Professor (W3) of Computer Science, Director of Cognitive Neuroinformatics, University of Bremen
1993 - 2003Postdoc and leader of the "Computational Intelligence" Research Group, Institute of Medical Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1987 - 2003Research assistant, Institute of Medical Psychology,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Awards/committees/roles

YearDescription
Since 2019Vice-President of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
(DFG, German Research Foundation)
Since 2018Member of the DFG Expert Commission on the Sciences and Humanities in the Digital Age
Since 2018Member of the selection committee of the Carl Zeiss Foundation
Since 2018Deputy spokesperson and board member of CRC “EASE:
Everyday Activity Science and Engineering”
Since 2017Member of the jury for the Stifterverband Science Award –
Erwin Schrödinger Prize awarded by the Helmholtz Association
Since 2014Senator of the DFG
Since 2014Trustee of Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS
2013 - 2019Spokesperson for key research area “Minds, Media, Machines”,
University of Bremen
2012 - 2018Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science,
University of Bremen
2012 - 2014Member of DFG review board “Computer Science”
2010 - 2014Board member of CRC/TR8 “Spatial Cognition” and spokesperson for the Integrated Research Training Group

Current third-party-funded projects

YearDescription
2019 - 2023“OPA3L: Optimally Assisted and Cooperative Vehicle Navigation”, individual project leader, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs
and Energy (BMWI)
2019 - 2022“KANARIA‐K2I: Cognitive Autonomous Space Navigation”, project leader, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWI)
2019 - 2021“@city‐AF: Automated Driving Function”, joint project, individual project leader, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWI)
2018 - 2020“BOB Bee Observer”, project leader, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
2017 - 2021CRC “EASE: Everyday Activity Science and Engineering”,
project H3: “Natural Activity Statistics”, project leader, DFG
2017 - 2021CRC “EASE: Everyday Activity Science and Engineering”,
project H1: “Acquiring Activity Models by Situating People
in Virtual Environments”, project leader, DFG
2017 - 2020“SMILE: Smart Environments as motivating learning environments for an increasing number of female computer scientists”, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), group leader
2016 - 2019“UAgriCo – Urban Agriconnect, Dynamic Model of Social Change in Relation to Bioeconomy in Urban Spaces”, project leader, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)