Portrait Alina Roitberg.

Alina Roitberg appointed to tenure-track professorship in AI

October 17, 2023

Alina Roitberg takes over the junior professorship "Autonomous Sensing and Perception Systems" as well as one of the five working groups at the newly founded AI Institute. Her goal: to develop AI systems that advance people and society.
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In June, Alina Roitberg was appointed to the tenure-track professorship "Autonomous Sensing and Perception Systems". She is part of the recently founded Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI Institute)  at the University of Stuttgart and will establish a new department there.

Research Interests

Jun.-Prof. Roitberg conducts research at the interface between computer vision and assistive autonomous systems. She aims at data-efficient, interpretable and incremental learning algorithms for visual and multimodal acquisition. Corresponding methods should solve as yet unsolved challenges in autonomous driving or in assistive robotics.

In the long term, Jun.-Prof. Roitberg wants to realize autonomous as well as self-learning agents that support humans in an open, dynamic world. Different models and tools for a reliable and responsible, multimodal detection of people including their behaviors, habits, emotions, goals and needs will contribute to this.

"I believe that given the almost exponential growth in AI research, it is our task to develop AI systems that are geared towards people and the benefit of society. The vision of the University of Stuttgart to create intelligent systems for a sustainable society forms the ideal framework for this. The impressive community of top-class AI scientists embedded in a broad interdisciplinary team creates a dynamic environment and I am extremely excited to be working with these outstanding researchers.”–explains Jun. Prof. Roitberg.


Jun.-Prof. Roitberg comes from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). There she also completed her doctoral studies with distinction in 2021. She developed models for visual recognition for driver assistance systems under "open set" conditions. At the same time, she completed a research internship at Facebook Zurich in the field of pattern recognition for augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR). For her dissertation "Uncertainty-Aware Models for Deep Learning-based Human Activity Recognition and Applications in Intelligent Vehicles" she received prizes from the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) and the Helmholtz Gemeinschaft, among others.

Jun.-Prof. Roitberg did receive her Master in Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich; in addition, she can refer to practical professional experience as a data science consultant at "MHP - A Porsche Company".

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