Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger

Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger is, of course, no stranger in and around Nuremberg, as he currently is the president of the most innovative university in Germany – the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). Yet, he also is a passionate computer scientist, who enjoys designing algorithms for use in the real world. 

He studied theoretical computer science and mathematics in Erlangen and obtained his PhD in computer vision. From 1997 to 1998 he was a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at Stanford University. After his time abroad he returned to Germany, where he became part of Siemens’ top talent program. During this time he worked as a development engineer and as a manager for medical imaging.

Back in academia, he became professor of medical image processing and later took over the chair of pattern recognition at FAU. Since 2011, he was a member of the executive board at FAU before he was elected president in 2015.

Guided by his personal experiences, Joachim will talk about leadership, motivation and career planning to inspire individuals to shape different futures.