Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Handmann
|Affiliation: Hochschule Ruhr West - Campus Bottrop
Address: Postfach 10 07 55, 45407 Mülheim an der Ruhr
After studying Communications Engineering at the University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University) between 1988 and 1991, Prof. Uwe Handmann graduated as Dipl.-Ing.(BA). Afterwards, Prof. Uwe Handmann studied at the Ruhr University in Bochum from 1991 to 1995 Electrical Engineering (graduation Dipl.-Ing). In the following time he had research stays at the Fraunhofer Institute IIS-A in Erlangen, at the Institute of Communication Acoustics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Leiden University in the Netherlands. From 1995 to 2001 Prof. Handmann was employed at the Chair of Theoretical Biology at the Institute of Neuroinformatics, Ruhr-University Bochum. He worked as a researcher focusing on Artificial Intelligence, Image- and Video Processing, Driver Assistance Systems and Sensor Data Fusion. Between 1998 and 2001, he headed the research group 'Image Processing'. Prof. Handmann finished his dissertation in 2000 at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ruhr University Bochum (Dr.-Ing.). Between 2000 and 2008 Prof. Handmann was a Group Leader and Lead Architect in the field of Biometric Systems at L-1 Identity Solutions AG (formerly ZN Vision Technologies AG). During this period he initiated a large number of projects in research and prototype development. Several prototypes were further developed to products and marketed accordingly. In 2008 he was appointed to a professorship at the University of Applied Sciences of South Westfalia, where he headed the laboratory of Computer Science, Image Processing and Media Technology. Since 2010 he is Professor at Hochschule Ruhr West - University of Applied Sciences. At the Bottrop Campus he is Director of the Computer Science Institute. He holds the Chair in Neuroinformatics. Since 2012 he is Scientific Director of the zdi-center Bottrop (zdi - 'Future through Innovation') and the mint4u competence center at Hochschule Ruhr West. In 2013 Prof. Handmann was a visiting professor at the University of Science and Technology in Qingdao, China. He is a founding member of the Section 'Digitization in Economics and Society' of the Graduate Institute NRW and is a founding member of the Institute of Positive Computing (Hochschule Ruhr West), both founded in 2016. He is a founding member of the Section 'Media and Communication' of the Graduate Institute NRW, founded in 2017. He is appointed member of the advisory board of 'Umbau 21' in Northrhine Westfalia in 2017 and is appointed member of the strategic circle of zdi in Northrhine Westfalia in 2018. In 2018 Prof. Handmann is a founding member and Chairman of Prosperkolleg e.V.. In addition Prof. Handmann became the Scientific Director of the zdi-center Oberhausen in 2018. He is Dean of Faculty 1 at the Hochschule Ruhr West.