Wojciech Samek

Wojciech Samek

Wojciech Samek is a professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin and is jointly heading the department of Artificial Intelligence and the Explainable AI Group at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), Berlin, Germany. He studied computer science at Humboldt University of Berlin, Heriot-Watt University and University of Edinburgh and received the Dr. rer. nat. degree with distinction (summa cum laude) from the Technical University of Berlin in 2014. During his studies he was awarded scholarships from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and the DFG Research Training Group GRK 1589/1, and was a visiting researcher at NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, USA. Dr. Samek is associated faculty at the BIFOLD – Berlin Institute for the Foundation of Learning and Data, the ELLIS Unit Berlin and the DFG Graduate School BIOQIC, and member of the scientific advisory board of IDEAS NCBR. Furthermore, he is a senior editor of IEEE TNNLS, an editorial board member of PLoS ONE and Pattern Recognition, and an elected member of the IEEE MLSP Technical Committee. He is recipient of multiple best paper awards, including the 2020 Pattern Recognition Best Paper Award, and part of the expert group developing the ISO/IEC MPEG-17 NNR standard. He is the leading editor of the Springer book “Explainable AI: Interpreting, Explaining and Visualizing Deep Learning” (2019), co-editor of the open access Springer book “xxAI – Beyond explainable AI” (2022), and organizer of various special sessions, workshops and tutorials on topics such as explainable AI, neural network compression, and federated learning. Dr. Samek has co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers; some of them listed by Thomson Reuters as “Highly Cited Papers” (i.e., top 1%) in the field of Engineering.

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    Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI)
  • Profession
    Head of AI Department
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14 November 2022
15:00 - 16:30 CET, Geneva | 09:00-10:30 EDT, New York | 21:00-22:30 CST, Beijing
Wojciech Samek (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI)), José Hernández-Orallo (Universitat Politècnica de València)
14 July 2022
15:00 - 16:30 CEST, Geneva | 09:00-10:30 EDT, New York | 21:00-22:30 CST, Beijing
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14 March 2022
16:30 - 18:00 CET, Geneva | 23:30-01:00 CST, Beijing | 11:30-13:00 EDT, New York
Graham Taylor (University of Guelph), Wojciech Samek (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI))
27 January 2022
16:00 - 17:00 CET, Geneva | 15:00-16:00, GMT, London
Wojciech Samek (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI)), Alex Davies (DeepMind)
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08:00 - 09:40 CET, Geneva | 16:00-17:40, KST, Seoul
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18 November 2021
14:00 - 15:00 CET, Geneva
Matthias Hein (University of Tübingen), Wojciech Samek (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI))
2 December 2021
15:00 - 16:00 CET, Geneva
Isabel Valera (Saarland University), Wojciech Samek (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI))