Main Focus

The research pursued by the ELLIS Unit Jena is at its core motivated by the desire to explore how environmental and climate sciences can profit from machine learning and AI advances to gain a better understanding of Earth dynamic systems. Highlights of this research agenda include fundamental and pioneering work on the evaluation of climate change impacts in the society and the economy. Beyond a purely scientific work, this research will enable the regulatory bodies and policy makers in their decisions and measurements as well as the broader public to get a better grasp. The ELLIS Unit Jena is involving the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry and the German Aerospace Center and is funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation and the Michael Stifel Center Jena.

The European Laboratory for Learning & Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) is a pan-European AI network of excellence. It builds upon machine learning as the driver for modern AI and aims to secure lasting international leadership of AI made in Europe by connecting top researchers in this field and by creating a multi-centric AI research laboratory. Founded in 2018, ELLIS has grown into a network that counts 41 ELLIS units at world-class institutions in 16 countries, 16 ELLIS programs and a pan-European PhD program. The members of ELLIS are committed to shaping the future of AI in Europe by pushing the scientific and technological boundaries for human-centered, beneficial and safe AI.

Curriculum Vitae

since 08/2022               
ELLIS Unit Jena:
Scientific Founding Project Coordinator, Germany

10/2020 - 09/2022        
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry: Public Relations Team, Germany

01/2017 - 09/2020        
Singapore-ETH Zurich Centre: Scientific Founding Project Coordinator "Cooling Singapore", Singapore

02/2014 - 01/2017        
University of South Australia: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australia

02/2014 - 01/2017        
Scientific Founding Project Coordinator of the CRC-LCL project RP2005 "Urban Micro Climates", Australia

01/2011 - 01/2014        
Ph.D. at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

01/2010 - 12/2010        
JENA-GEOS®-Engineering Office Ltd.: Project Manager Assistant "
Department of Land Capability Planning", Germany

10/2003 - 12/2009        
Diploma at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

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