about me

I am a research group leader of the Artificial Scientist Lab at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Theory Division).

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, understanding or interest. I have created AIs for designing quantum experiments and hardware (several actually build in labs) and inspiring novel ideas for quantum technologies. (Part of this research has recently been summarized in a nice article in Scientific American). I also build autonomously semantic network from scientific publications, and use machine learning to predict and suggest personalized future research questions and ideas. In that sense, we use the machine as a source of inspiration to accelerate scientific progress. Ultimately, I want to create algorithms that help us to uncover the secrets of the Universe. More about the research philosophy and ideas can be written in this 2022 Nature Review Physics perspective.

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Professional Experience

  • since 09.2021: Independent Research 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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