Barbara Hammer

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Barbara Hammer

Head of the group

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Room: 2.225
Inspiration 1
33619 Bielefeld
Phone: +49 521 106 12115
Fax: +49 521 106 12181

Short Bio:

After completing her diploma studies in pure mathematics in 1995, Barbara Hammer received her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1995 and her venia legendi in Computer Science in 2003, both from the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. From 2000-2004, she lead the junior research group 'Learning with Neural Methods in Structured Domains' which was funded within the frame of an innovation initiative of Lower Saxony, before accepting an offer as professor for Theoretical Computer Science at Clausthal University of Technology in 2004. Starting from April 2010, she moved to the CITEC center of excellence at Bielefeld University as professor for Theoretical Computer Science for Cognitive Systems. Several research stays took her to Italy, the U.S.A., India, France, the U.K., and the Netherlands. She is member of the editorial board of Neurocomputing, co-organizer of several international seminars, workshops, and special sessions (e.g. NIPS, ESANN, Dagstuhl) and PC member of several international conferences such as ESANN, ICANN, or WSOM. Her areas of expertise include recurrent and structure processing networks, neuro-symbolic integration, clustering and classification, self-organization, statistical learning theory and theory of neural systems prototype based methods, relevance learning, data visualization, models for very large data sets, and applications in bioinformatics. More information about her research interests, projects and publications can be accessed at her home-page.

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