Computer Scientist, Artist
Jürgen Schmidhuber has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers on artificial intelligence, machine learning, mathematically optimal universal AI, artificial curiosity and creativity, adaptive robotics, algorithmic information and complexity theory, computable universes and digital physics, the formal theory of beauty, and fine arts. His lab’s research on artificial neural nets won several handwriting recognition contests and number one rankings in several computer vision competitions and benchmarks.
An elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Schmidhuber obtained his doctoral degree in computer science from Technische Universität München (TUM) in 1991 and his habilitation degree in 1993, after a postdoctoral stay at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He currently serves as professor of artificial intelligence at the University of Lugano in Switzerland and professor SUPSI. From 2004-2008, he was professor extraordinarius at TUM. As director of the Swiss Artificial Intelligence Lab IDSIA he helped to transform it into one of the world’s top ten artificial intelligence labs, according to Business Week magazine.