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.

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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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