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Last week, the ROSEN Group teamed up with Osnabrück University, sponsoring an endowed professorship in the field of “Semantic Information Systems” at the Artificial Intelligence Campus. Patrik Rosen, the local representative of the owning family, officially signed the endowment together with the university president at a ceremony at Schloss Osnabrück.

“The commitment of the ROSEN Group is extremely remarkable. It helps us to strengthen information technology and expand the AI campus. In this way, we can make important contributions to the challenges facing the economy and society in the field of artificial intelligence and, at the same time, train the next generation for the digital future,” said university president Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lücke.

Through the Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany, ROSEN will fund the endowed professorship with a total of 1.25 million euros over the next five years.

“We are very pleased to be able to support the expansion of the important AI campus and thus continue the 25-year success story in the university,” said Patrik Rosen.

Innovative software solutions are being researched and developed at the AI Campus, with the goal of transferring progressive developments from theory into practice while cooperating closely with the regional economy.

The professorship will have a primary focus on data preparation and processing, specifically on the interpretation of multimodal sensor data streams, explainable machine learning, spatial semantics, predictive system models, and interactive decision support.

Prof. Dr. Nils Aschenbruck, director of the Institute of Computer Science, which oversees the AI Campus, said, “The endowed professorship forms a bridge between the existing research areas at the Institute of Computer Science and the entire AI Campus. It will help to semantically interpret the large amounts of data gained through digitalization and the Internet of Things (IoT) and thus make them more usable for humans.”

Through this cooperation with the university, the ROSEN Group is also looking to collaborate with the students of Osnabrück. The bottom line, according to Patrik Rosen: “The endowed professorship enables us to work more closely together. The relocation of our office building to the immediate vicinity of Osnabrück University also contributes to our increased collaboration.”

Photo: University of Osnabrück/Elena Scholz.

Signing of the endowed professorship at Osnabrück Castle.

Front (left to right): Patrik Rosen and University President Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lücke. Back (left to right): Prof. Nils Aschenbruck, Prof. Tim Römer and Prof. Joachim Hertzberg.