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The expert discussions will take place between 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. as well as between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please feel free to directly contact the expert if you wish to arrange an appointment.


Data Analytics

Dr.-Ing. Dominik Riemer, manager

Research interests

  • Stream processing & fog computing
  • IoT
  • AI & production

Current projects

  • Apache StreamPipes: A self-service (Industrial) IoT toolbox to enable non-technical users to connect, analyze and explore IoT data streams (https://streampipes.apache.org)
  • Lieferbot-E (BMWi Elektromobilität): Automated supply and waste management of urban quarters through autonomous electric vehicles
  • OCROSS (BMVI mFUND): Open Data Crowd Sensing Service for easy fusion of annotated and swarm-based mass data

Contact Dominik Riemer at riemer@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.


Dr.-Ing. Patrick Philipp, Senior Expert

Research interests

  • Human-centered machine learning
  • Applied reinforcement learning
  • Few-shot learning

Latest publications

  • "Personalized Automated Machine Learning", published in European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI)
  • “Reinforcement Learning for multi-step expert advice” (AAMAS)

Current projects

  • vCare – Virtual Coaching Activities for Rehabilitation in Elderly (EU H2020)
  • SeRoNet – Plattform zur Entwicklung von Serviceroboter-Lösungen (SeRoNet – Platform for the development of service robotics solutions)
  • Silke – Sichere Lebensmittelkette durch Anwendung der Blockchaintechnologie (BMBF) (Silke – Safe food chain through the application of the blockchain technology)

Contact Patrick Philipp at philipp@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.

Dr. Tim Straub, manager

Research interests

  • (Online) participation
  • Market engineering/platform economy
  • Data analytics

Aktuelle Projekte

  • Quartrback
  • Mittelstand 4.0
  • aDEPT

Contact Tim Straub at straub@fzi.de.

Dr.-Ing. Steffen Thoma, manager

Research interests

  • Personalised & explainable machine learning
  • Automated machine learning (AutoML)
  • Federated learning & edge AI

Latest publication

  • "Personalized Automated Machine Learning", published in European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) 2020

Current projects

  • CoPoT - Connected Power Tools
  • DPNB - Broker für dynamische Produktionsnetzwerke

Contact Steffen Thoma at thoma@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.

Energy

Fabian Kern, manager

Research interests

  • (Decentralised) energy management in buildings and quarters
  • Development and marketing of energy flexibility
  • Energy data management
  • Intelligent measuring systems/SMGW, CLS
  • Resilience in the energy system

Current projects

Contact Fabian Kern at kern@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schmeck, scientific director

Research interests 

  • (Decentralised) energy management in buildings and quarters
  • Development and marketing of energy flexibility
  • Energy data management
  • Intelligent measuring systems/SMGW, CLS
  • Resilience in the energy system

Current projects

Contact Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schmeck at schmeck@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.


Logistics

Dr.-Ing. Felix Brandt, manager

Research interests

  • Production and logistics planning 
  • Scheduling, cutting/packing
  • Aviation, air freight, load planning

Current projects

Contact Dr.-Ing. Felix Brandt at brandt@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.


Prof. Dr. Stefan Nickel, scientific director

Reserach interests

  • Health care logistics
  • AI + optimisation
  • Planning under uncertainities (risks)
  • Territorial planning

Current projetcs

  • Logistics optimisation for the PTV Group
  • Optimisation of the Dillinger Hütte AG's steel production
  • Innovation partnership with Lufthansa Cargo

Publications

  • Day-ahead and online decision-making for collaborative on-site logistics, F Dunke, S Nickel, Journal of Simulation 13 (2), 138-151
  • Improving quality of care in a multidisciplinary emergency department by the use of simulation optimization: preliminary results, L Zhang, C Kill, A Jerrentrup, F Baer, B Amberg, S Nickel, Proceedings of the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference, 2518-2529
  • Time traps in supply chains: Is optimal still good enough?, F Dunke, I Heckmann, S Nickel, F Saldanha-da-Gama, European Journal of Operational Research 264 (3), 813-829

Contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Nickel at nickel@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.

Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter, scientific director of the division Information Process Engineering

Research interests

  • Machine learning
  • Knowledge graphs
  • Data stream analyses

Publications

  • Lars Heling, Felix Bensmann, Benjamin Zapilko, Maribel Acosta, York Sure-Vetter: Building Knowledge Graphs from Survey Data: A Use Case in the Social Sciences (Extended Version). ESWC (Satellite Events) 2019: 285-299
  • Tobias Schmitt, Cedric Kulbach, York Sure-Vetter: Improving NLU Training over Linked Data with Placeholder Concepts. SEMANTiCS 2019: 67-82
  • Maribel Acosta, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Maria Maleshkova, Tassilo Pellegrini, Harald Sack, York Sure-Vetter: Semantic Systems. The Power of AI and Knowledge Graphs - 15th International Conference, SEMANTiCS 2019, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 9-12, 2019, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 11702, Springer 2019

Contact Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter at york.sure-vetter@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.

Katharina Glock, vice manager

Research interests

  • Fleet management
  • Urban and dynamic transportation planning
  • Territorial planning and sales staff planning
  • Airborn infrastructure monitoring and situation analyses in civil protection

Current projects

  • Logistics optimisation for the PTV Group
  • Lieferbot-E - Autonomous e-vehicle for supply and waste management
  • LOKI – Luftgestützte Observation kritischer Infrastruktur (airborne observation of critical infrastructures)

Contact Katharina Glock at kglock@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.

Mobility

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Schwab, manager

Research interests

  • Regulation technology, shared control, driver modelling
  • Model predictive control, combined longitudinal/lateral guide
  • Verification and diagnosis methods

Current projects

Contact Stefan Schwab at schwab@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.

Dr. Alexander Viehl, manager

Research interests 

  • Embedded AI and edge processing
  • Industrial safety
  • Automated mobility

Current projects

Contact Dr. Alexander Viehl at viehl@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.


Software Engineering

Oliver Denninger, manager

Research interests

  • Software development processes / DevOps
  • Software quality assurance
  • Industry 4.0
  • Augmented reality

Contact Oliver Denninger at denninger@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.

Jörg Henß, manager

Research interests

  • Software architectures and software performance
  • Model-driven engineering
  • DevOps, container and CI/CD

Current projects

  • INTEGRATE
  • MOSAIC
  • SmartLoad

Contact Jörg Henß at henss@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.


Automation und Robotic

Arne Rönnau, manager

Research interests

  • Learning systems and AI in robotics
  • ROS-Industrial – OpenSource@Industry
  • Robotics innovations @ home
  • Autonomous, mobile robots

Current projects

Contact Arne Rönnau at roennau@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.

Health Care

Christoph Zimmermann, manager

Research interests

  • Human-technology interaction 
  • Process mapping and (AR) support in the health care sector
  • Wearables and ambient sensors
  • Platforms for intersectoral communication and services in the health care sector

Current projects

  • ROBINA, Aurora
  • KIMONO, TherapyBuilder
  • MikroBo
  • KommmIT, SINQ

Contact Christoph Zimmermann at czimmer@dont-want-spam.fzi.de.