Many personalities. Two campuses. One University.

In addition to regular teaching, we hold events that serve both to promote cooperation with regional business, civil society, public institutions and as a place for exchange. Depending on the format, the focus is on exchange between students, contact with pupils or contact with experts from business and civil society.

AKIS Seminars

Every winter, the AKIS Seminar takes place as an overarching course of AKIS. The seminar is intended as a place where different disciplines, as well as science and practice, meet for an intensive exchange of ideas. It is aimed at

  • (Master) students of the five departments
  • Members of the AKIS
  • Interested guests from the university and beyond.

Master students have the option to have the seminar credited as an elective module.  

All lectures are offered in German. For more detailed information on the specific topics and credits, visit our german page.


The seminar is held in cooperation with our partners, other technology companies, as well as the Graduate School for Applied Research in North Rhine-Westphalia and the Bergische Innovation Platform for Artificial Intelligence.


Lectures in the winter term 2023/24
  • 16.10 [BO C1-08] - Introduction and topic distribution (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Schilberg und Prof. Dr.-Ing. Clemens Faller)
  • 23.10 [BO C1-08] - Prof. Dr.-Ing Clemens Faller - Anwendung von KI und Data Science in der Produktion
  • 6.11 [BO C1-08] - Prof. Dr. Arockia Selvakumar Arockiadoss -  Real-Time Motion Control of a Humanoid Robot Using Deep Learning
  • 13.11 [BO C1-08] - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Kröger
  • 20.11 [BO C1-08] - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bockermann - Einführung in ML
  • 27.11 [BO C1-08]  - Prof. Dr. Götz Lipphardt - Kognitive Systeme
  • 18.12 [BO C1-08] - Prof. Dr. Henrik Blunck - Praktische Data Science in der Industrie
  • 08.01 [BO C1-08] - Prof. Dr. Jörg Frochte - Continual Learning
  • 15.01 [BO C1-08] - Presentation of the results

More detailed information on the seminars will be published here as soon as it is available.

Crediting for master students

The seminar is not included in all schedules of the Master's programs. Here you can register in Moodle:

During the seminar, various experts from research and industry will give presentations on topics from the fields of AI, machine learning, data science and their applications. Here you will certainly encounter interesting impulses to delve deeper into individual topics yourself.

If you want to pursue a topic individually, the AKIS seminar plus the corresponding term paper or practical work can be credited in many courses of study at Bochum University of Applied Sciences and Ruhr Master School in the course of study. For this purpose, you regularly participate in the seminar and, following the series of lectures, continue to delve into individual topics under the supervision of a lecturer.

For students of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences, credit can be awarded either through elements of the course or through the Ruhr Master School.

The study programs of the CVH:

  • Master Computer Engineering ( FB E )
  • Master Mechatronics & Product Development ( FB E )

for example, can take the subject directly. The following study programs can take the subject via the Ruhr Master School:

  • Master Mechatronics ( FB M )
  • Master Mechanical Engineering ( FB M )
  • Master Geoinformatics ( FB G )
  • Master Computer Science ( FB E )
  • Master International Management ( FB W )

Contact persons for questions regarding credit transfer in the study programs or the Ruhr Master School are:

  • for the Master's program of the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the Heiligenhaus Campus and within the framework of the Ruhr Master School:Prof. Frochte
  • for the Master's program of the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the Campus Bochum: Professors Blunk and Müller-Schneiders
  • to the Master's program of the department of geodesy: Prof. Wytzisk-Arens
  • to the Master's program of the department of mechatronics and mechanical engineering: Prof. Schilberg
  • to the Master's program of the department of civil and environmental engineering: Prof. Mudersbach
  • to the Master's program of the department of economics: Professors Bockermann and Merchiers

Foto gallery
Lecture on Oct. 17th 2022 - Prof. Dr.-Ing Christian Bockermann - Machine Learning Methods: Which methods are available in ML and which problems can be solved with them?
Lecture on Nov. 11th 2022 - Dr. rer. nat. Peter Zinn, Managing Partner at Industrial Analytics Lab GmbH - Big Data! Big Money?
Lecture on Dec. 5th 2022 - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Schilberg - Machine Learning for Edge Devices
Lecture on Dec. 19th 2022 - Stephan Poßberg, from Vallourec - Industry 4.0 and AI applications in the steel industry
Jan. 16th 2023 - Presentation of the PhD students Janis Mohr and Basile Tousside - Continual Learning
Jan. 16th 2023 - Presentation of the PhD students Janis Mohr and Basile Tousside - Continual Learning

Summer School Ruhr Region 2023

The time has come!

The Summer School Ruhrregion 2023 with a focus on Data Science & Machine Learning will be offered by AKIS in collaboration with the Traiber.NRW project. The program will include expert lectures, social events and a hackathon led by professors and PhD students from the institute and the project. The events will take place at the Velbert/Heiligenhaus campus from August 21 - September 01. 

Lectures and workshops are planned on the following topics:

  • Data visualization with matplotlib, seaborn & geopandas
  • Live Dashboards
  • Smart Production Application
  • Automated Driving
  • Machine learning with scikit-learn
  • Neural Networks with TensorFlow
  • Finished models of Hugging Face & Co
  • Navigation with robots
  • Automated driving in the model

For more details on the program and registration, see the menu below:


RMS Summer School 2022

Participants of the AKIS CARLA workshop on 23.08.2022 at the Westfälische Hochschule in Gelsenkirchen.

The RMS SUMMER SCHOOL 2022 took place from 15.08 to 26.08.2022 at the campus of the Westfälische Hochschule in Gelsenkirchen with the topic "Regional Sustainability: Smart Mobility"

On 23.08.2022 Mr. Basile Tousside conducted the workshop "Simulation of Autonomous Vehicles with CARLA and Python" in collaboration with Prof. Stephan Weyers of Dortmund University of Applied Sciences.


Prof. Dr. Christian Bockermann (Institute Director)
Bochum University of Applied Sciences
Campus Bochum - Room AW 01-32
Business Informatics and Data Science
Am Hochschulcampus 1
44801 Bochum

Phone: +49 234 3210655

Open Workshops

CARLA simulator for autonomous driving

On 30.03.2022 (at the Campus Velbert/Heiligenhaus in the PC-Pool 2.53) and on 23.08.2022 (at the Westfälische Hochschule in Gelsenkirchen) Mr. Basile Tousside conducted workshops on the Carla Simulator.

[Translate to Englisch:] Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer des AKIS CARLA Workshops am 30.03.2022 am CVH

Womengineer + AKIS

Panel discussion (from left): Prof. Dr. Christian Bockermann / AKIS Ruhr, Dr. Susanne Rosenthal / RFH Köln, Prof. Dr. Jörg Frochte / AI expert and Vice President for Research, Digitization and Internationalization at BO, Prof. Dr. Dorothee Feldmüller / WomEngineer and Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik / TU Dortmund and Lamarr Institute.

Artificial Intelligence - Opportunities and Risks
A joint event by Womengineer and AKIS Ruhr

Why is "Alexa" actually not called "Alex"?

How can the use of AI be designed in such a way that existing injustices with regard to gender, origin or language are not perpetuated?

How can the opportunities of AI be maximized and the risks minimized?

In which areas is AI already being used so successfully that lives are being saved, and why is programming such a highly sensitive topic?

These and other questions were explored by AI experts Dr. Susanne Rosenthal from Cologne University of Applied Sciences and Prof.'in Dr. Katharina Morik from TU Dortmund University in their presentations.

The event "Artificial Intelligence - Opportunities and Risks" took place on June 23rd, 2022.

The complete report on the event can be found here.


Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik
Dr. Susanne Rosenthal