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

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 2018] Business Consultant for AI & Data Strategy
    private
  • [since 2018] Professional Speaker on Artificial Intelligence
    speakers.ch, Zurich
  • [since 2016] Algorithmic Business Research Coordinator
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • [since 2016] Head of Master’s Program in Computer Science
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • [since 2015] Board Member, Partner & Chief Data Scientist
    Jaywalker Digital AG, Lucerne
  • [since 2013] Professor in Artificial Intelligence
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • [2011 – 2013] Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence
    Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • [2010 – 2011] Research Associate
    Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxemburg
  • [2009 – 2010] Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc
    Cork Constraint Computation Center, University College Cork (IRL)
  • [2004 – 2009] Research Assistant
    Department of Informatics, University of Fribourg

Awards


  • [2017] Aha! Award of the Swiss Allergy Centre
    Research on Eczema Detection and Quantification with Machine Learning
  • [2011] Finalist of the ERCIM Cor Baayen Award
    Research on Generic Inference in Artificial Intelligence
  • [2008] Best PhD Thesis in Computer Science
    University of Fribourg

Competences


  • Algorithmic Business / AI & Data Strategy
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Generative Models
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Optimization
  • Customer Profiling for Digital Commerce
  • Recommender Systems
  • Cryptographic Protocols for virtual Currencies & Loyalty