Three Awards for Prof. Raúl Rojas
Computer Scientist at Freie Universität Berlin Recognized in Mexico
№ 200/2017 from Jul 13, 2017
Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Raúl Rojas, a professor of artificial intelligence at Freie Universität Berlin, has recently received three awards in Mexico: For his lifetime achievements as a Mexican scientist in the academic diaspora, he received the "Innovation Prize for Mexican Researchers Abroad." The University of Ciudad Juárez (UACJ) established a so-called cátedra patrimonial on his behalf to strengthen international cooperation. This is a fund at Prof. Dr. Raúl Rojas's disposal to invite international researchers to Ciudad Juarez. And third, at the Research Center for Applied Science and Advanced Technology (CICATA) in Querétaro, the robotics laboratory will in the future be called "Laboratorio Raúl Rojas."
Raúl Rojas González was born in 1955 in Mexico City. He majored in mathematics and physics in Mexico and economics and social sciences at Freie Universität Berlin. In 1993 he completed the habilitation process in computer science at Freie Universität. His topic was artificial neural networks. From 1994 to 1997 Rojas was a professor of artificial intelligence at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. He has been teaching at Freie Universität since 1997.
Rojas has received numerous awards for his work, including the European Software Award, the first Wolfgang von Kempelen Prize for the history of computer science from the Austrian Computer Society, and the WissensWerte technology transfer prize from the Technologiestiftung Berlin. Raúl Rojas is a member of the Mexican Academy of Science and winner of the Mexican National Prize for Arts and Sciences.
Ceremony at Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez (Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, UACJ)
Pictured from left to right: Prof. David Ramirez, Vice Rector; Prof. Ricardo Duarte, Rector; Prof. Rojas; and Prof. Manuel Loera, Vice President for Teaching
Laboratorio "Raúl Rojas González"
Partial view of the robotics laboratory "Raúl Rojas González" at the Research Center for Applied Science and Advanced Technology (CICATA) in Querétaro, Mexico
The sign with the new name of the robotics laboratory
Prof. Dr. Raúl Rojas, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-75102, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org