Horst Hahn accepts professorship at the University of Bremen

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Karl Hahn

The director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Karl Hahn, has been appointed full professor of “Digital Medicine” at the University of Bremen, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, effective February 1, 2022. With this appointment, his professorship at Jacobs University Bremen, which he had held since 2007, ends. In addition to his professorship at the University of Bremen, he will continue to perform his leadership and scientific tasks at Fraunhofer MEVIS.

Digital medicine has immense potential, both professionally and economically, as well as socially. Not least in the combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and health research, the opportunity arises for Bremen to further expand the already internationally visible focus at Fraunhofer MEVIS, which is endowed with extensive third-party funding, and to closely integrate it with the university to strengthen the regional excellence.

In the upcoming summer semester of 2022, Horst Hahn will offer the “Healthcare IT” lecture series for MSc computer science students, in which the requirements and challenges for IT systems of the various medical disciplines will be discussed with various experts, including interfaces, specific solution approaches, and AI.

In addition, the student computer science project “DeepAnatomy”, supervised by Dr. Hans Meine and Felix Thielke, runs continuously (each full academic year, alternating BSc and MSc, currently BSc project), which develops deep learning methods for current problems in medical imaging at an internationally competitive level.

Horst Hahn is also a speaker for the AI focus area within the U Bremen Research Alliance, member of the high-profile area “Minds, Media, Machines” at the University of Bremen, member of several cross-departmental research initiatives, and a mentor for students.