CELTIC-NEXT Excellence Award 2020
The European research initiative CELTIC-NEXT selected the project team led by Fraunhofer IIS as the winners of its Excellence Award 2020 in the Applications category for their ReICOvAir (Reliable Industrial Communication Over the Air) project.
2020 CNA Innovation Award
The project entitled “Energy-efficient schedule optimization of Nuremberg’s subway network” won the CNA Innovation Award 2020 in the Intelligence for Transportation and Logistics category. The project consortium consisted of Fraunhofer IIS, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg and was led by Dr. Andreas Bärmann from Fraunhofer IIS.
2020 DGZfP User Award
Wolfgang Holub, Chief Engineer at the Fraunhofer Development Center for X-ray Technology EZRT, received the User Award from the German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP) for his work in the field of “Robot-based computed tomography on large components in automotive engineering.”
FKTG University Graduate Award
The German TV and Film Technology Society (FKTG) recognized Eva Hasenberger, a member of the Automotive Audio Research group, for her master’s thesis on binauralization in vehicle sound systems.
2020 Doctoral Dissertation Award from the University of Bamberg
Dr. Teena Chakkalayil Hassan received the award for her outstanding dissertation entitled “Towards robust and interpretable practical applications of automatic mental state analysis using a dynamic and hybrid facial action estimation approach.”#
Rainer Markgraf Prize 2020
For her commitment to sharing knowledge between university, research and education, Prof. Ute Schmid, Head of the Project Group for Comprehensible AI at Fraunhofer IIS, was awarded the Rainer Markgraf Prize.
Fraunhofer IIS Research Fellow
In recognition of his many years of collaboration with and support for the Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services SCS, Prof. Freimut Bodendorf was named a Fraunhofer IIS Research Fellow. Prof. Bodendorf holds the Chair of Information Systems (Services, Processes, and Intelligence) at the Institute of Information Systems, part of the School of Business, Economics and Society at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.
2020 Fraunhofer IIS Prize for outstanding scientific achievement
Dr. Sascha Disch was honored for his role as an irreplaceable knowledge holder and multiplier in the training of young scientists.
2020 Fraunhofer IIS Prize for research with an outstanding practical application
Michael Geyer was honored for his special achievements in expanding the strategically important licensing business model at Fraunhofer IIS.
Prof. Bernhard Grill, Institute Director at Fraunhofer IIS, received an honorary professorship at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).
Prof. Siegfried Fößel, a Head of Department at Fraunhofer IIS, was named honorary professor at the University of Television and Film in Munich.
Honoris causa professorship
Johann Hauer was made an honoris causa professor at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
Prof. Frank Danzinger has been a professor for the subjects of digital business, data-driven business models and innovation spaces at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences since the winter semester 2020/21. He remains closely connected to Fraunhofer IIS in his role as coordinator of the Smart Services business unit at the Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services SCS.
Members of Bavarian Council on AI
The following people have been appointed to the Bavarian Council on AI: Prof. Alexander Martin, Director of Fraunhofer IIS;
Prof. Ute Schmid, Head of the Project Group for Comprehensible AI at Fraunhofer IIS; and Prof. Thomas Seidl, Co-leader of the Fraunhofer IIS ADA Lovelace Center at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.