Ulli Waltinger is the Vice President for Artificial Intelligence & IoT (#AIoT) at Siemens Advanta Consulting and a Fellow of the Siemens AI Lab. Prior he was the Head of the Machine Intelligence Research Group and the Technology Head of the Siemens AI Lab at Siemens Corporate Technology, Siemens’ global research organization, before, he worked at the Artificial Intelligence department and the Center of Excellence of Cognitive Interaction Technology at the University of Bielefeld. He is curious about the foundations of computational intelligence, specifically methodologies that bridge the areas of connectionist and symbolic learning applied to real-world AI and NLP applications. He is passioned about enabling an open and interdisciplinary research and innovation culture with a meaningful impact to people`s lives. Ulli contributes with > 50 projects and products,  >40 publications and >100 talks to the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and cognitive science. Over the last years, he pushed and led, within Siemens, various AI initiatives, such as the Core Technology Initiative on Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence 2015, various Hackathons and Bootcamps on AI, and founded together with a passionate team in 2017 the Siemens Artificial Intelligence Lab in Munich


  • Artificial Intelligence, Computational Cognitive Science
  • Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Representation Learning
  • Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing
  • Semantic Web, Linked Data, Social Networks, Crowdsourcing
  • Knowledge Discovery, Data Analytics
  • Text-, Web-, and Data Mining, Sentiment Analysis, Opinion Mining
  • Question Answering, Decision Support
  • UIMA, Gate, Big Data, Large Scale Processing
  • C++, QT, Java, Perl, Python, Shell
  • TensorFlow, scikit-learn, panda, Weka, R
  • PHP, ASP, JS/Ajax, Flash AS, HTML/CSS, jQuery
  • MySQL, MySQLite, Oracle, Teradata
  • RSS, RDF, XML, XSLT, UML, Protege
  • Eclipse, NetBeans
  • Apache Lucene, Apache Solr, Semantic Vectors
  • Weka, Gate, UimaFit
  • Linux, Mac OSX, Windows
  • Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Dreamweaver