Welcome to the Artificial Intelligence Group!

Prof. Dr. Jana Koehler holds the chair of Artificial Intelligence at Saarland University and is the Scientific Director of the Algorithmic Business and Production Research Department at DFKI.
Her research interests focus on AI methods for flexible and optimized processes in manufacturing and business.
She studied Computer Science and Philosophy of Science at Humboldt University in Berlin and earned her doctorate at Saarland University. From 1990 to 1996 she worked at DFKI and subsequently habilitated at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. She also worked for Schindler AG and IBM Research Zurich. From 2010 to early 2019, she was Professor of Computer Science at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
She is a member of the German Computer Science Society GI and a life-time member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence AAAI.
Awards:

  • 2019 Runner-Up Test of Time Award, 17th Intern. Conference on Business Process Management
  • 2017 Runner-Up Test of Time Award, 15th Intern. Conference on Business Process Management
  • 2009 IBM Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Award
  • 2008 Honorable Mention Influential Paper Award, 18th Int. Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling
  • 2008 Best Paper Award, 6th. Int. Conference on Business Process Management
  • 2007 IBM Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Award
  • 1994 Digital Equipment Prize at the 11th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence