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 rector of the university.
From October 2015 until September 2018 he was president of the Rectors' Conference of North Rhine-Westfalia (LRK). Since October 2018 he is the LRK's vice-president.
He is a member of the managing committee for uni.assist e.V. [international students application service].
Welcome speech - Opening of Bielefeld University's Anniversary Conference , 14 November 2019
Welcome speech - 50 years Faculty of Mathematics, 27 September 2019
Welcome speech - Niklas Luhmann Visiting Professor, 19 June 2019
Welcoming speech ZiF Workshop "Integrity and Responsibility in Science", 18 October 2018
Welcoming speech - Niklas Luhmann Visiting Professor, 13 June 2018
Welcoming speech - 12th CebiTec-Symposium, 19 March 2018
Honorific Speech, Conferment of Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship to Professor William Crawley-Boevey, 3 May 2016
Directorate for University Development