|Institution||Università della Svizzera italiana, Faculty of Informatics|
Jürgen Schmidhuber is Director of the Swiss Institute for Artificial Intelligence IDSIA (since 1995), Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Lugano, Switzerland (since 2009), Head of Cognitive Robotics in the Faculty of TUM Computer Science at TU Munich, Germany (since 2004, as Professor Extraordinarius until April 2009), and Professor SUPSI, Switzerland (since 2003). He obtained his doctoral degree in computer science from TUM in 1991 and his Habilitation degree in 1993, after a postdoctoral stay at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. He helped to transform IDSIA into one of the world´s top ten AI labs (the smallest!), according to the ranking of Business Week Magazine. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers on topics such as machine learning, mathematically optimal universal AI, artificial curiosity and creativity, artificial recurrent neural networks, adaptive robotics, complexity theory, digital physics, theory of beauty, and the fine arts.