Professor Kristian Kersting named AAAI Fellow

In recognition of his significant contributions to statistical relational AI and neurosymbolic learning


TU Professor Kristian Kersting has been named a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

New AAAI-Fellow: Prof. Kristian Kersting

Kersting is head of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML) group in the Department of Computer Science at Darmstadt Technical University, a member of the Centre for Cognitive Science, a lecturer at the ELLIS Unit Darmstadt, and founding director of the Hessian Centre for Artificial Intelligence (

He received the award for his significant contributions to the foundations and applications of statistical relational AI and neurosymbolic learning. It underlines the important role of Kersting's research and of AI and computer science research in Darmstadt in general.

The Fellows elected by the AAAI are individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence, usually over a period of at least ten years. They include many of the founding fathers of AI, such as John McCarthy, Herbert Simon and Marvin Minsky, as well as Turing Award winners such as Leslie Valiant and Yoshua Bengio.