Prof. Dr. Elisabeth André

Lehrstuhl für Multimodale Mensch-Technik Interaktion
Telefon: +49 821 598 - 2341
Fax: +49 821 598 - 2349
Raum: 2035 (N)
Adresse: Universitätsstraße 6a, 86159 Augsburg




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Telefon: +49 821 598-2341



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  • Multimodal User Interfaces
  • Multimodal Analysis (physiological data, gaze, speech, gestures)
  • Affective Computing & Social Signal Processing
  • Social Robotics & Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Tangible and Perceptive User Interfaces

Current Activities

Scientific Career

  • 1988 Diploma in Computer Science at Department of Computer Science at Saarland University, Title of Diploma Thesis: Generierung natürlichsprachlicher Äußerungen zur simultanen Beschreibung von zeitveränderlichen Szenen: Das System SOCCER (Generation of natural language utterances for the simultaneous description of time varying scenes: The System SOCCER)
  • 1988-2001 Scientific Researcher at DFKI GmbH (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence)
  • 1995 Dr. rer. Nat. at Department of Computer Science at Saarland University, Title of Thesis: Ein planbasierter Ansatz zur Generierung multimedialer Präsentationen (A plan-based approach for the generation of multimedia presentations)
  • 1995 Promoted to Senior Researcher
  • 1999 Appointed DFKI Research Fellow
  • 1999 Promoted to Principal Researcher
  • 2000 Call to C4-Professorship from Augsburg University
  • 2001- Full Professor of Computer Science, Chair of Human-Centered Multimedia at Augsburg University
  • 2004-2006 Managing Director of Institute for Computer Science at Augsburg University
  • 2009 Call to W3-Professorship in Mensch-Maschine Interaktion (Human-Machine Interaction) from Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
  • 2009 Call to W3-Professorship in Mensch-Computer-Interaktion und Kognitive Systeme (Human-Computer Interaction and Cognitive Systems) from University of Stuttgart

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 Named one of ten most influential figures in the history of AI in Germany by the National Society for Informatics - GI, (von der Gesellschaft für Informatik ausgewählt als einer der "Zehn prägenden Köpfe der deutschen KI-Geschichte")
  • 2019 French finance newspaper Les Echos names Prof. André work on the automated synthesis of natural language description for image sequences in the article “ Quand les machines apprennent à écrire” one out of eight milestones in the history of natural language generation
  • 2017 Elected Member of the CHI Academy
  • 2014 Enseignante invitée auprès de l’université Paris Sud (Invited Professorship)
  • 2013 Elected ECCAI Fellow (European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence)
  • 2010 Elected Member of German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2010 Elected Member of Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea)
  • 2010 Elected Member of AcademiaNet
  • 2007 Alcatel-Lucent Fellowship, Internationales Zentrum für Kultur- und Technikforschung der Universität Stuttgart (IZKT), combined with a grant of 25.000 €
  • 1998 RoboCup Scientific Award
  • 1996 Research Fellowship (Stanford Research Institute – SRI)
  • 1995 European IT Prize Winner

Awards at Scientific Conferences

Functions of Honor


Organization of International Conferences and Workshops

  • Main Organizer of Dagstuhl Seminar: Social Agents for Teamwork and Group Interactions, Oct 2019
  • General Co-Chair of International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems ( AAMAS 2018), Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Co-Chair of 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education ( AIED 2017), Wuhan, China - June 28 - July 02, 2017
  • General Co-Chair of 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction ( ICMI 2016), Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Co-Chair of International Conference on Social Robotics ( ICSR 2015), Paris, France
  • Program Co-Chair of International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2011), Palo Alto, USA
  • Program Co-Chair of 4th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling ( ICIDS 2011), Vancouver, Canada
  • Program Co-Chair of the 23rd Annual Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2010), Saint Malo, France
  • General Conference Co-Chair of 7th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents ( IVA 2007), Paris, France
  • General Chair of Fourth German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies (MATES 2006), Erfurt, Germany
  • Main Organizer of two Dagstuhl Seminars: Computational Models of Cultural Behavior for Human-Agent Interaction (March 2014), Evaluating Embodied Conversational Agents (March 2004)
  • Initiation of workshop series Tutorial and Research Workshop Perception and Interactive Technologies (previously Affective Dialogue Systems) with colleagues from University of Ulm and University of Southern Denmark (Proceedings published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences LNCS series in 2004, 2006, 2008)
  • Programme Co-Chair of International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2003), Miami, USA
  • Programme Co-Chair of Autonomous Agents 2001, Montreal, Canada

Research projects

Externally funded Projects
Finished Projects
Internal Projects

Function Owner within University

  • Managing Director of Institute for Informatics at Augsburg University 2004 – 2006
  • Member of Competence Centre for Innovative Technologies at Augsburg University (ACIT)
  • Leading the successful accreditation of six study programs (BSc/MSc Informatik, BSc/MSc Informatik und Multimedia, Elitemasterstudiengang Software Engineering, BSc Geoinformatik in 2012)
  • Women’s Representative for Faculty for Applied Informatics at Augsburg University since 2004
  • Erasmus-Representative for Faculty for Applied Informatics at Augsburg University since 2004
  • GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik) Liaison for Augsburg Universität
  • Coordination of Exchange Programme with National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo, Japan)

Publikationen und andere Veröffentlichungen