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Rektor of Bielefeld University

Profile: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Sagerer

Gerhard Sagerer

Gerhard Sagerer (born 1956 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein) has been Professor of Applied Informatics at Bielefeld University's Faculty of Technology since 1990. Before that, he studied Informatics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, where he took his doctorate in 1985 and his postdoctoral habilitation in 1990.

Gerhard Sagerer's research interests include cognitive and social robotics, human–robot interaction, speech and dialogue systems, and the architecture of intelligent systems. He has served as coordinator and member of the executive board for numerous EU projects (VAMPIRE, COGNIRON) and Collaborative Research Centres (360: Situated Artificial Communicators, 673: Alignment in Communication).

He has been actively engaged in the academic self-administration of Bielefeld University since 1993. From 1993 to 1995 and from 1997 to 2001, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Technology. From 2001 to 2007, he was Vice-President for Studies and Teaching.

Since 2009 Gerhard Sagerer has been Rektor of the university.

He is a member of the managing committee for uni.assist e.V. [international students application service] and delivers expert opinions in the field of institutional quality assurance for evalag, the Evaluationsagentur Baden-Württemberg [Evaluation agency for the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg]. 

+To Gerhard Sagerer's web page at the Faculty of Technology

+Overview of all previous Rektors at Bielefeld University


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