Specialist in artificial neural networks
Raul Rojas has been a professor at the Mathematics and Computer Science Dept. of Freie Universität Berlin since 1997. He studied Mathematics and Economics in Mexico, before getting his PhD and "Habilitation" in Germany. He was a professor of CS at the Technical University of Vienna and University of Halle (Germany) before moving back to Berlin. His fields of expertise are pattern recognition, machine learning, computer vision and robotics. Two years ago, he received the "WissensWerte" Technology Transfer Prize in Germany for his work on reading systems for the blind, and the Gold Medal of the Institute of Science and Technology in Mexico for his robotics work. His robotic teams have won the robotic soccer world championship several times.