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Robert Bosch GmbH
Corporate Research
Software-Intensive Systems, CR/AE2
Robert-Bosch-Platz 1
D-71272 Renningen

Tel. +49-711-811-49417
Fax +49-711-811-35268
email: lothar.baum@de.bosch.com
or: lbaum@gensch-net.de


I'm currently working as a project director for Bosch Corporate Research, leading Bosch's endeavors in the field of Big Data and Data Mining and coordinating related activities between several Bosch business units. Data Mining obviously is a topic of strategic interest for Bosch, as Bosch produces a plethora of sensors and sensing devices, has direct access to a huge base of end customers, and thus is in the position to collect tons of data. This data — which today is often just ignored and thrown away — can be put to good use, e.g. to create new service offerings, optimize internal procedures, or to sell new big data services.

Until the end of 2012, I've been working as a research manager for Bosch Corporate Research, leading the Cognitive Systems research group within the division for Software-intensive Systems. The Cognitive Systems research group aims at making technical systems smart — or, as I like to phrase it: appear smart. Focussing on the five cognitive abilities identified by cognitive science, we're working on perception (sensor technologies, sensor data fusion and processing), reasoning (deduction and inference systems), adaptation (machine learning), and acting (e.g., planning and scheduling techniques) — while a neighboring group works on communication (human-machine interaction, HMI).

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