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Wim Martens 1st Dortmund Member of the Young College of the Academy of Sciences NRW

Dr. Wim Martens from the Chair of Computer Science I - Logic in Computer Science - at the Technical University of Dortmund is the first young scientist from Dortmund to be appointed to the Junge Kolleg of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Paul Schwefel received an award in England: The University of Birmingham awarded him an honorary doctorate.

The British university thus honored his special achievements in research on evolutionary strategies. Schwefel has been associated with the University of Birmingham for many years. He is particularly involved with CERCIA (Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications), a research center affiliated with the university.

Hans-Paul Schwefel, born on December 4, 1940, held the chair of Computer Science XI from 1985 to 2006. He was co-founder and president of the Informatik Centrum Dortmund as well as speaker of the special research area "Design and Management of Complex Technical Processes and Systems with Methods of Computational Intellegence". From 1990 to 1992, Schwefel was dean of computer science and from 1998 to 2000 prorector for research and young scientists.

With his groundbreaking dissertation in the seventies on algorithms copied from natural evolution, Hans-Paul Schwefel laid the foundations for a subfield of computer science which today, together with artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic, is called computational intelligence. Hans-Paul Schwefel is the author of well over a hundred publications, co-editor of several scientific journals and book series, and a reviewer for committees in Germany and abroad.

Foto von Prof. em. Schwefel bei der Verleihung © TU Dortmund
Prof. Michael Sterling (Vice-Chancellor and Principal), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Hans-Paul Schwefel, Sir Dominic Cadbury (Chancellor) (v.l.n.r.)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claudio Moraga received an honorary doctorate from the University of Niš, Serbia.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claudio Moraga graduated in electrical engineering from the Catholic University of Valparaiso (Chile) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1972 from T.U. Federico Santa Maria (Chile) with the topic "Multivalued Digital Systems". After many years of teaching in Chile and at the University of Dortmund, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Moraga was appointed to a professorship in computer architecture at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Bremen in 1985.

In 1986, Prof. Dr. Moraga finally took over a professorship at the Chair of Computer Science I. His research interests include topics in multivalued switching theory, intelligent systems, and spectral techniques. Since March 2002 Prof. Dr. Moraga is retired. On February 1, 2006, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Niš, Serbia, for his scientific work and long-time collaboration with scientists there. The laudation was delivered by Prof. Dr. R. S. Stankovic.

Foto von Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claudio Moraga bei der Verleihung © TU Dortmund
Prof. Dr. R. S. Stankovic, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. C. Moraga, Prof. Dr. G. Milovanovic (Rektor), Prof. Dr. B. Kamenov (Vize-Rektor) (v.l.n.r.)

Konrad Zuse Medal for Prof. Dr. Ingo Wegener

Prof. Ingo Wegener was awarded the Konrad Zuse Medal for his special services to computer science. The ceremony took place during the annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Informatik in Dresden on October 5, 2006. The jury honored Ingo Wegener for his groundbreaking research contributions in the field of Theoretical Computer Science as well as his exceptionally dedicated teaching and promotion of young researchers. As chairman of the selection committee, Ingo Wegener has shaped the German National Computer Science Competition for many years. He is also involved in the "Jugend forscht" foundation and in the German government's Science Council for computer science.

Since 1987, the Konrad Zuse Medal for services to computer science has been awarded every two years to outstanding scientists. It represents recognition for many years of exceptional dedication to computer science. Ingo Wegener is the eleventh computer scientist to receive this award, which is considered the highest honor for computer science in the German-speaking world.

Ingo Wegener was born in 1950 and grew up in Bremen. He studied mathematics in Bielefeld, where he received his doctorate in 1978 and his habilitation in 1981. After a professorship in Frankfurt am Main, he has held the chair of Computer Science II at the University of Dortmund since 1987. Among other things, Wegener is also a reviewer for the German Research Foundation (DFG), a member of the German Science Council, and a member of the federal jury in the "Jugend forscht" competition for young researchers.

Foto von Prof. Dr. Ingo Wegener © TU Dortmund
Prof. Dr. Ingo Wegener