I am honored and glad to be invited again to continue to serve on the scientific advisory board of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akadademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD), for the IFI program.
The IFI program aims at young researchers from Master’s level to postdocs, who work in the field of computer science and artificial intelligence. It is one of the most prestigious programs of the DAAD. A few years ago, the DAAD supported my own postdoc career when funding my stay at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan. As such, I am particularly delighted to be able to contribute now to the program and support young researchers in advancing their careers. That being said, the IFI program will end next year, but I am hopeful that there will be a successor program.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly funded organization that aims to promote international academic exchange and cooperation. Founded in 1925, the DAAD operates in over 100 countries worldwide and provides a range of funding opportunities and programs to support students, researchers, and academics. One of the primary goals of the DAAD is to foster cultural exchange and understanding between Germany and other countries. To achieve this, the organization offers scholarships and grants to international students, researchers, and academics who wish to study or conduct research in Germany. The DAAD also provides support to German students and scholars who want to pursue academic opportunities abroad. In addition to its scholarship programs, the DAAD also supports academic collaboration and exchange between institutions. The organization facilitates partnerships between universities, research institutions, and academic associations in Germany and around the world. The DAAD also sponsors academic conferences, workshops, and seminars to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas between scholars and researchers.