Thomas Wiegand

Professor / Executive Director, TU Berlin / Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute

Thomas Wiegand is a professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin and is jointly heading the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, in 1995 and the Dr.-Ing. degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 2000. As a student, he was a Visiting Researcher at Kobe University, Japan, the University of California at Santa Barbara and Stanford University, USA, where he also returned as a visiting professor. He was a consultant to a number of start-up companies. Since 1995, he has been an active participant in standardization for multimedia with many successful submissions to ITU-T and ISO/IEC. For his research, he received numerous awards and multiple best paper awards for his publications. Since 2014, Thomson Reuters named him in their list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” as one of the most cited researchers in his field. He has been elected IEEE Fellow, to the German National Academy of Engineering (Acatech) and the National Academy of Science (Leopoldina). Since 2018, he has been appointed the chair of the ITU/WHO Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence for Health.

Thomas is speaking at

General track
November 4, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Speakers

  • Seiler, Charlotte (Session chair) AI Innovation Manager, Berlin Partner
  • Juri Stobbe (Speaker) Managing Partner Germany, Taival.com
  • Ella Kadas (Speaker) Managing Director, Nocturne GmbH
  • Rasmus Rothe (Speaker) Founder, Merantix
  • Thomas Wiegand (Speaker) Professor / Executive Director, TU Berlin / Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute

Description

The objective of this session is to showcase Berlin vibrant Artificial Intelligent community. 

Berlin has a diverse AI ecosystem constituted of companies, startups, investors and community initiatives. It is also the leading hub for AI-Startups in Germany. Recently, various players have been seeking to collaborate further to establish Berlin sustainably as an international AI hub. Get to know main Berlin-based AI players and learn about the great opportunities Berlin offers to companies and AI-enthusiasts!

For more information, visit: https://www.berlin-partner.de/en// 

Application Track 2 - Health
November 5, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Speakers

  • Klemens Budde (Chair) Charité Universitatsmedizin Berlin/Plattform Lernende Systeme
  • Milan Petkovic (Chair) AI & Data Science Department Head, Philips
  • Thomas Wiegand (Speaker) Professor / Executive Director, TU Berlin / Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute
  • Ioana-Maria Gligor (Speaker) Head of Unit European Reference Networks and Digital Health, European Commission - DG SANTE
  • Catherine Collin (Speaker) MD, Senior Executive Consultant, University of Copenhagen - EU-STANDS4PM
  • Jan Baumbach (Speaker) Professor and scientific coordinator, Technical University Munich - Feature Cloud
  • Edwin Morley-Fletcher (Speaker) President - Project coordinator, Lynkeus
  • Christos Xenakis (Speaker) Professor - Project coordinator, University of Piraeus - CUREX
  • Maria-Esther Vidal (Speaker) Head of the Scientific Data Management Group and Professor, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
  • Veronika von Messling (Speaker) Director General, Life Sciences Division, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Description

When innovation learns from the best data available, health outcomes for patients improve. This is why, in the age of artificial intelligence, digitized data has become the key driver for innovation in healthcare. Furthermore, availability of health data across European countries accelerates the scale and scope of innovation. However, while there are huge amounts of data across hospitals, insurances and practices, there is lack of integration. As a result combining and exchanging data from various sources to develop innovative applications is a challenge. Moreover, legal and technical prerequisites for privacy-preserving data sharing are not implemented sufficiently in most European countries.

The focus of EBDVF health track is on European health dataspaces, healthcare applications as well as post-COVID healthcare systems. It will bring together representatives from the most important European health data initiatives to discuss lessons learned from previous projects, joint positions and possible roadmaps for European health data infrastructures and applications.

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