Ubbo Visser

Assoc. Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-2254
Locator Code:
4245
 
About
Home Page: http://www.cs.miami.edu/~visser/
Career

Education

2003Habilitation Computer Science, Universitat Bremenn (GER)
1995Ph.D. Geoinformatics, Universitat Munster (GER)
1988M.Sc. Geography, Major: Ecology, Universitat Munster (GER)

Professional Experience

2012 - Associate Professor, University of Miami, Department of Computer Science
2010 - 2012Research Associate Professor, University of Miami, Department of Computer Science
2008 - 2010Visiting Associate Professor, University of Miami, Department of Computer Science
2004 - 2008Privatdozent, Universitat Bremen, Department of Computer Science and Center for Computing Technologies
1998 - 2003Assistant Professor, Universitat Bremen, Department of Computer Science and Center for Computing Technologies
1997 - 1998Senior Researcher & Managing Director, Universitat Bremen, Department of Computer Science and Center for Computing Technologies
1996 - 1997Post-Doctoral Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, Neurocomputing Research Centre, School of Computer Science
1996 - 1996Visiting Researcher, Queensland University of Technology, Neurocomputing Research Centre, School of Computer Science
1991 - 1995Senior researcher, Universitat Munster, Institute for Agricultural Informatics
2007 - 2011Co-Founder, CEO and Consultant, aitainment GmbH
1995 - Co-Founding team member, decided to stay in academics, proPlant GmbH
1994 - Co-Founding team member, decided to stay in academics, conterra GmbH

Honors & Acknowledgements

ONLINESTAR 2009
prestigious award presented to DFL, German Soccer Association, for best Internet-Sports-Site, my game Bundesliga Manager, played a crucial role in this
Scientific Challenge Award
for a paper titled ”Recognition and Prediction of Motion Situations Based on a Qualitative Motion Description”, RoboCup Symposium 2003
Best paper award (2nd place)
at the international conference on ”Business informatics and information systems in the finance business” (WI-IF) (out of 266 papers). The title of the paper is ”Intelligent Brokering of Environmental Information with the BUSTER system”, 2001.
Best innovative regional software (2nd place)
awarded by the North-Rhine Westphalian government (largest state in Germany). Team member and head of development of a group of 25 people who developed a plant protection expert system (PRO PLANT), 1994
Artificial Intelligence Award of the Society for Informatics (GI)
The PRO PLANT group won at the Second German Conference on Expert Systems in Hamburg (out of 27 systems), 1993
Final qualifier
r at the German-Austrian academic college software prize (which means that the system is one of the five best systems out of 45 other systems).
Best new software prize
The PRO PLANT group was awarded at the worlds largest agricultural exhibition (Agritechnica) in Frankfurt, Germany, 1993.
ACER award (2nd place)
The PRO PLANT group became second for the ”conception of a decision-supported plant protection advisory system”, 1990.

Memberships

Internal Advisory Board of the RoboCup Federation
2013 – present
Trustee of the RoboCup Federation
2006-2012
Executive Member of the Media & IT Association (State of Bremen)
August 2007 – August 2008 (leaving for USA)
Executive Member of the RoboCup Federation
2003-2006
Co-Speaker of the German RoboCup Association (Arbeitskreis RoboCup)
2003 – present
Advisory Committee Member for RoboCup World Championships
Suszhou 2008, Graz 2009, Singapore 2010, Istanbul 2011, Mexico City 2012
RoboCup Symposium
July 2017
FLAIRS-30
(Track: Autonomous Robots and Agents), May 2017
RoboCup Symposium
July 2016
IEEE RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), workshop program committee
September 2015
RoboCup Scientific Jury Simulation Leagues
June 2014
RoboCup Symposium
June 2014
AAAI’s Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE)
October 2013
RoboCup Symposium
June 2013
Humanoid Soccer Robots WS on Humanoids 2012 Conference
November 2012
RoboCup Symposium
June 2012
Humanoid Soccer Robots WS on Humanoids 2011 Conference
November 2011
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)
October 2011
RoboCup Symposium
July 2011
Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS)
May 2011
Humanoid-Soccer-Workshop, Humanoids
December 2010
Research

Research Projects

Integrated Knowledge Environment: Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC) for LINCS-BD2K

U. Visser is Co-Investigator, NIH U54 (1U54HL127624-01), 09/14- 04/19, approx.

$250,000 for U. Visser, $2,550,656 total.

RegenBase: A Searchable Database to Organize Regeneration Knowledge via Ontologies

U. Visser is Co-Investigator, NIH RO1 (1R01NS080145-01), 05/12 - 04/17,

approx. $230,000 for U. Visser, $2,128,230 total.

Currently extended to 04/2017

Education for high school and SPL
U. Visser is Co-PI and Host, RoboCup Federation Grant, 08/14 - 12/14, $5,000 total.
LIFE Bridge (LINCS)

Bridge funding from NIH-LINCS (3U01HL111561), 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014,

$50,000 for U. Visser, U. Visser is Co-PI of LIFE, $325,000 total.

Simplifying encoding of bioassays to accelerate translational drug discovery
U. Visser & S. Schurer are subcontractors, SBIR Phase I grant, NIH (1R43TR0000185-01A1), 09/13 - 05/14, $15,000 for U. Visser and S. Schurer, $150,000 total.
LINCS Information FramEwork (LIFE) to Integrate and Analyze Diverse Data Sets

U. Visser is Co-PI, NIH-LINCS Strategic Grant (U01HL111561), 09/11-08/13,

$100,000 for U. Visser, $750,000 total

BioAssay Ontology
U. Visser is Co-Investigator, NIH Grant (NHGRI 1RC2HG005668-01), 10/09 - 09/11, $80,000 for U. Visser
Boosting the 3D SSL Simulator
U. Visser is Co-PI, RoboCup Federation Funding, 02/11 - 04/11, $5,000 for U. Visser.
Feasibility Study for Online Browser Games in the USA
U. Visser is Sole PI, Internal Grant U of M, 04/09 - 07/09, $20,000 for U. Visser, (internal UM grant)

Publications

Ubbo Visser, Fernando Ribeiro, Takeshi Ohashi, and Frank Dellaert, editors RoboCup 2007: Robot Soccer World Cup XI, volume 5001 of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. (Berlin / Heidelberg / New York, Springer. 2008).


Ubbo Visser Intelligent Information Integration for the Semantic Web Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence volume 3159 (Berlin / Heidelberg / New York, Springer . 2005).


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