Gerhard Friedrich

University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Picture: Photo Riccio, Walter Elsner


Gerhard Friedrich is a professor at the Universität Klagenfurt, Austria, and received his Ph.D. in computer science from the Vienna University of Technology. He directs the Intelligent Systems and Business Informatics research group. From May 2013 until December 2021, Gerhard Friedrich was Dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences. Previously he managed the Department for Configuration and Diagnosis Systems at Siemens Austria, implementing numerous knowledge-based systems. Gerhard Friedrich also led many research projects and was a research fellow at Siemens Corporate Research and the Stanford Research Institute. In 2012 he became a fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence. 

His research interests include recommender systems, knowledge-based systems, knowledge acquisition and maintenance, automated configuration of products and services, automated planning and scheduling as well as automated diagnosis and repair of systems.