Professor in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Contact Details

Education


  • [2004 – 2008] PhD
    Department of Informatics, University of Fribourg
    Title: A generic Architecture for Local Computation
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürg Kohlas
  • [2002 – 2004] Master of Science in Computer Science
    Department of Informatics, University of Fribourg
    English study program
    Best average grade in Computer Science and Mathematics
  • [1999 – 2002] Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    Department of Informatics, University of Fribourg
    Minor in Mathematics
    German and French study program

Employment


  • [since 2023] Scientific Advisor
    AlpineAI AG, Davos
  • [since 2023] Scientific Advisor
    Artificialy SA, Lugano
  • [since 2021] Member of the Executive Board and Chief Data Scientist
    Jaywalker AG, Lucerne
  • [since 2018] Professional Speaker
    speakers.ch, Zurich
  • [since 2015] Member of the Board of Directors and Partner
    Jaywalker Digital AG, Lucerne
  • [since 2016] Co-Head Algorithmic Business Research Lab
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences
  • [since 2013] Professor for Artificial Intelligence
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences
  • [2020 – 2023] Lecturer for Machine Learning in Marketing
    University of Lucerne
  • [2016 – 2021] Head of Master’s Program in Engineering
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences
  • [2011 – 2013] Lecturer for Artificial Intelligence
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences
  • [2010 – 2011] Research Associate
    Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg
  • [2009 – 2010] Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc
    Cork Constraint Computation Center, University College Cork
  • [2004 – 2009] Research Assistant
    Department of Informatics, University of Fribourg

Awards & Distinctions


  • [2023] Best Paper Award at IARIA (www, post)
  • [2023] Best Paper Award at MICCAI 2023 (post)
  • [2023] Best Poster Video Award at Swiss Data Science Conference (video)
  • [2022] Best Paper in Track at AMA Winter Academic Conference (www)
  • [2021] Research Mosaic by swissuniversities.ch
  • [2017] Aha! Award of the Swiss Allergy Centre
  • [2011] Finalist of the ERCIM Cor Baayen Award
  • [2008] Best PhD Thesis in Computer Science, University of Fribourg

Other Activities


  • PhD co-supervisor at University College Dublin
  • PhD co-supervisor at ETH Zurich
  • PhD co-supervisor at the University of Basel
  • PhD co-supervisor at the University of Lucerne
  • Reviewer for various scientific journals and conferences
  • Member of various scientific conference program committees

Competences


  • Algorithmic Business, AI & Data Strategy
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning
  • Generative Models, Generative AI
  • Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Industrial Optimization
  • Recommender Systems