Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nebel

Principal Investigator

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Georges-Köhler-Allee 052, R. 00-029
79110 Freiburg, Germany

+49 (0)761 203-8221


About me

Bernhard Nebel received his first degree in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inform.) from the University of Hamburg in 1980 and his Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from the University of Saarland in 1989. Between 1982 and 1993 he worked on different AI projects at the University of Hamburg, the Technical University of Berlin, ISI/USC, IBM Germany, and the German Research Center for AI (DFKI). From 1993 to 1996 he held an Associate Professor position (C3) at the University of Ulm. Since 1996 he is Professor at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and head of the research group on Foundations of Artificial Intelligence.


Knowledge representation and reasoning, AI planning, and robotics.

Research Projects

Bernhard Nebel is a member of the the collaborative research center SFB TR/14 Automatic Verification and Analysis of Complex Systems (AVACS), and coordinator of the Freiburg site of the collaborative research center SFB TR/8 Spatial Cognition.


Among other professional services, he served as the Program Co-chair for the 3rd International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR'92), as the Program Co-chair for the 18th German Annual Conference on AI (KI'94), as the General Chair of the 21st German Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI'97), as the Program Chair for the 17th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'01), and as Conference Co-Chair of the 18th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'08). In 2001, Bernhard Nebel was elected as an ECCAI fellow. In 2009, he was elected to be a member of the German Academy of Science Leopoldina. In 2010, Bernhard Nebel was elected as an AAAI fellow, and in 2011 he became a member of Academia Europaea.

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