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TU Hamburg Professor Kay Smarsly admitted to the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

A total of ten outstanding new researchers joined the organization

The North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts has welcomed ten new members. "The newly admitted researchers and artists have extraordinary expertise in their subject areas, which this year range from Jewish studies to soil science and photography," reads a statement from the Academy. They also include Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kay Smarsly from the Institute for Digital and Autonomous Building at Hamburg University of Hamburg.

Professor Smarsly's research work is dedicated to the digitization of the construction industry. His main areas of research include cognitive buildings, cyber-physical systems, distributed and explainable artificial intelligence in construction, smart sensor technology, building and environmental monitoring, construction robotics, additive manufacturing and the semantic modeling of engineering systems. Before Professor Smarsly accepted the call to the Hamburg University of Technology in 2021, he conducted research at Stanford University and headed the Chair of Computer Science in Civil Engineering at the Bauhaus University Weimar from 2013 to 2021. "Being accepted into the Academy is a great privilege and a special recognition of our research achievements in the field of in the field of construction informatics," says Professor Smarsly.

The North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts was founded in 1970 and since 2008 has been accepting not only researchers but also artists whom it considers to be excellent in their field. The members maintain an academic dialog with each other and exchange ideas with research and cultural institutions at home and abroad. Elected only those who, according to the statutes, "have distinguished themselves through scientific or
artistic achievements". The Academy currently has around 280 full members and almost 130 corresponding members.

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Prof. Smarsly
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