about me

I am a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light. Before, I was an FWF Erwin-Schrödinger Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Alan Aspuru-Guzik at the University of Toronto and Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Institute of Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence in Vienna. Before I did my PhD in Quantum Physics at the University of Vienna in the group of Anton Zeilinger.

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I am excited about the potential of artificial intelligence-inspired and -augmented science, and how we can use algorithms in a more “creative” way. To make progress, I believe it will be important to learn what humans mean by crucial scientific concepts such as surprising, creativity or understanding. I have created AIs for designing quantum experiments (several actually build in labs) and inspiring novel ideas for quantum technologies. Right now I merge these insights with developments in the field of material science, chemistry and quantum computing. I also develop semantic networks of science and use machine learning techniques to predict future developments and inspire new research directions. Ultimately, I want to create algorithms that help us to uncover the secrets of the Universe.

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Professional Experience

  • since 09.2021: Group Leader (Artificial Scientist Lab) at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL, Theory Division), Erlangen, Germany.
  • 01.2019-08.2021: FWF Erwin Schrödinger Postdoctoral Fellow
    • 01.2019-05.2021: group of Alan Aspuru-Guzik
    • University of Toronto (Department of Chemistry & Computer Science), Canada.
    • Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Toronto, Canada.
    • 05.2021-08.2021: Institute for Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence (IARAI), Vienna, Austria
  • 12.2017-12.2018: Postdoctoral Fellow (group of Anton Zeilinger)
    • University of Vienna (Faculty of Physics), Austria.
    • Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) Vienna, Austria.
  • 10.2012 – 11.2017: Graduate research assistant (group of Anton Zeilinger)
    • University of Vienna (Faculty of Physics), Austria.
    • Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) Vienna, Austria.

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