Philipp Slusallek is scientific director and member of the executive board at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), where he heads the research area on Agents and Simulated Reality. At Saarland University he has been a professor for computer graphics since 1999, a principle investigator at the German Excellence-Cluster on “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” from 2007 to 2019, and director for research at the Intel Visual Computing Institute 2009-2017. Before coming to Saarland University, he was a visiting assistant professor at Stanford University.
He is a member of acatech (German National Academy of Science and Engineering), a member of the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence for the European Commission, a fellow of Eurographics, and has been associate editor for Computer Graphics Forum. Prof. Slusallek co-founded the European AI initiative CLAIRE (Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe, claire-ai.org) in 2018.
He originally studied physics in Frankfurt and Tübingen (Diploma/M.Sc.) and got his PhD in computer science from Erlangen University. His research covers a wide range of topics including artificial intelligence in a broad sense, simulated/digital reality, real-time realistic graphics, high-performance computing, novel programming models for CPU/GPU/FPGA, computational science, and others.