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Dr. Benjamin Hirsch

Chief Researcher

Benjamin Hirsch received a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence from University of Amsterdam in 2001 and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Liverpool in 2005. He received a scholarship for his graduate degree from the "ev. Studienwerk Villigst e.V." and from University of Liverpool for his PhD. His PhD thesis discusses the application of executable temporal logic in the context of multi-agent systems and was nominated for the distinguished dissertation award of the British Computer Society and Conference of Professors and Heads of Computing in 2006.

From 2005 until 2011, he lead the Competence Center Agent Core Technologies at the distributed artificial intelligence lab DAI Labor of the Berlin Institute of Technology, where he did research on the integration of multi-agents, service oriented architectures and business process management. Under his watch, many large national and international projects were successfully completed that investigated agent technology in automotive, factory automation, and smart home environments. Additionally he lectured on topics ranging from agents and logics to service engineering.

In 2009, he received an OCEB certification as Business Process Management Expert (technical advanced).

At EBTIC, Dr. Hirsch is leading the iCare initiative, where he is driving a computational approach to healthcare. Additionally, he is also leading the iLearning domain within iCampus, looking at the application of intelligent systems to drive and enhance learning. Underlying the research and innovation efforts in both domains is the application of data analytics.