Prof. Dr. Damian Borth is Professor of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning at the Institute for Computer Science at the University of St. Gallen. Before he served as the Director of the Deep Learning Competence Center at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern and founding co-director of Sociovestix Labs, a social enterprise in the area of financial data science.
Damian’s research focuses on large-scale multimedia opinion mining applying machine learning and in particular deep learning to mine insights (trends, sentiment) from online media streams.
His work has been awarded by the Best Paper Award at ACM ICMR 2012, the McKinsey Business Technology Award 2011, and a Google Research Award in 2010. Damian currently serves as a member of the assessment committee for the Investment Innovation Benchmark (IIB) and several other steering- and program committees of international conferences and workshops organized by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). He actively promotes the use of multimedia opinion mining for social good following the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the AI-for-Good initiative.