Ute Schmid received her doctorate (Dr.rer.nat.) from the TU Berlin in 1994 and habilitated in computer science in 2001, also at the TU Berlin. She was a research assistant at the TU Berlin in the area of general psychology and then a research assistant in the area of artificial intelligence methods. She was a visiting researcher at Carnegie-Mellon University for one year, funded by a DFG research grant. From 2001 to 2004, she was an academic councillor at the University of Osnabrück in the Faculty of Mathematics/Computer Science and a co-opted member of the Institute of Cognitive Science. Since 2004, she has been Professor of Applied Computer Science, in particular Cognitive Systems, at the University of Bamberg. She teaches and researches in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive modeling. Her focus is on inductive programming, interpretable and human-like (human-level) machine learning, and the generation of explanations for classifiers. Since 2020, Ute Schmid has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bavarian Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt). She leads the Fraunhofer IIS project group Explainable AI. Ute Schmid is also intensively dedicated to promoting women in computer science and has been offering computer science workshops for children and young people since 2005. She won the Minerva Gender Equality Award presented by Informatics Europe for her university and offers advanced training on computer science for preschool and Primary schools. She is also active in the field of "AI and school". In 2020, she was awarded the Rainer Markgraf Prize for her commitment to knowledge transfer.
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