AI-HUB@LMU Members

An overview of professors and associated research groups researching different aspects of AI and Data Science at LMU

AI-HUB@LMU is an interdisciplinary platform for AI and Data Science research connecting all faculties of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. It is composed of members from diverse fields, a Steering Committee championing the initiative in their respective faculties, and led by three spokespersons.


Prof. Dr. Reiner Anselm

Chair for Systematic Theology

Research interests: Protestant Ethics Past and Present, Praxeologies of Protestant Christendom, Transformation of Protestant Ethical Concepts in the 20th Century, Applied Ethics in Politics, Democracy and Peace, Biomedical Ethics

Faculty of Protestant Theology

Dr. Jana Antosch-Bardohn


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Prof. Dr. Franz Alto Bauer

Professor of Byzantine Studies, Byzantine Art History and Modern Greek studies

Research interests: Late Antique and Byzantine Art History, Archaeology, Ancient History, Urban Studies, Papal Policy in Early Medieval Rome, Monumental Inscriptions

Faculty for the Study of Culture

Prof. Dr. Bernd Bischl

Chair of Statistical Learning and Data Science

Research interests: AutoML, Model Selection, Interpretable ML, Development of Statistical Software.

Univ. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. HDR Anne-Laure Boulesteix

Professor of Biometry with a focus on Molecular Medicine

Research interests: Medical/Computational Statistics, Omics Data Analysis, Regularized Regression, Machine Learning, Metascience Research Validation, Benchmarking, Publication Bias, Statistical Consulting in Medical Research.

Faculty of Medicine

Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Brosius

Chair of Communication Science

Research interests: Political Communication, Health Communication, Digitalization of Media, Media Psychology

Prof. Dr. Andreas Butz

Chair for Human-Computer-Interaction

Research interests: Human-Computer Interaction Beyond the Desktop, Multimodal and Physical Interaction, Intelligent User Interfaces, Human-Robot Interaction, Explainable and Understandable UI+AI

Prof. Dr. Christian Böhm

Professor of AI in Economics

Research interests: Unsupervised Machine Learning like Clustering, Dimensionality Reduction, Representation Learning with Applications to Medical Imaging; New Methods of High-Performance Machine Learning like Parallelization, Vectorization and Cache-Efficiency

Dr. Henrike Böhmer

Digital Education Coordinator, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Research interests: AI in Veterinarian Education, AI-supported Diagnosis, AI in Diagnostic Radiology and Laboratory Diagnostics

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Prof. Dr. Ophelia Deroy

Chair and Head of Philosophy of Mind/CVBE

Research interests: Philosophy of Mind, Neuroscience, Multisensory Rhetoric, Experimental Aesthetics, Technology and Engineering, Museum and Art Studio Collaboration.

Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies

Prof. Chris Donkin, Ph.D.

Bavarian AI Chair for Cognitive Psychology

Research interests: Interested in cognitive psychology, particularly in developing and testing computational and mathematical models of cognitive processes

Prof. Dr. Florian Englmaier

Professor of Organizational Economics

Research interests: Economics of Organizations, Industrial Economics, Contract Theory, Behavioral Economics, Political Economcis, Experimental Economics

Prof. Dr. Oliver Falck

Director of the ifo Center for Industrial Organization and New Technologies

Research interests: Innovation, Growth and Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, Regional Aspects

Faculty of Economics

Prof. Dr. Oliver Falck

Chair for Economics, especially Empirical Innovation Economics / ifo Center for Industrial Organization and New Technologies

Research interests: How Policy can Promote Competitiveness and Innovation, How Technological Progress Affects The Economy and Society, Empirical Methods of Counterfactual Impact Analysis, AI with Unconventional (Big) Data.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Feuerriegel

Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Management

Research interests: AI for Businesses, Public Organizations, and Health Management

Faculty of Business Administration – Munich School of Management

Prof. Dr. Laurent Frantz

Professor of Animal Paleogenomics

Research interests: Evolutionary Genomics, Domestication, Speciation, Ancient DNA, Zooarchaeology, Bioinformatics

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Prof. Dr. Alexander M. Fraser

Professor for Information and Language Processing

Research interests: Machine Translation, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Transfer Learning, Representation Learning, Domain Adaptation, Digital Inclusion

Faculty of Languages and Literatures

Prof. Dr. Daniel Gruen

Bavarian AI Chair for Astrophysics, Cosmology and Artificial Intelligence

Research interests: Extragalactic Surveys, Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing Effect, Artificial Intelligence

Faculty of Physics

Prof. Dr. Mario Haim

Chair of Communication Science, especially Computational Communication Research

Research interests: Political Communication, Computational Journalism, Algorithmic Curation in Media Environments, Computational Methods

Faculty of Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann

Chair and Head of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

Research interests: General Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of AI, Bayesian Cognitive Science, Formal Epistemology, Social Epistemology

Prof. Dr. Uta Hauck-Thum

Professor of Primary School Pedagogy and Primary School Didactics

Research interests: Teaching and Learning in Digital Culture, Artificial Intelligence in Schools, Education for Sustainable Development, School Transformation.

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Prof. Dr. Ines Helm

Professor of AI in Economics

Research interests: Applied Economics and Labor Economics, How Shocks like Technological progress Affect Local Labor Markets, Applied Methods in Economics

Prof. Dr. Kevin Heng

Chair for Theoretical Astrophysics of Extrasolar Planets

Research interests: Theory, Simulation, Observations, Phenomenology, and Geosciences of Exoplanets and their Atmospheres, Philosophy of Science

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess

Director of the Institute for Digital Management and New Media, LMU Munich School of Management

Research interests: Potential of ML-Based Solutions for New Products, New Customer Interfaces and New Business Processes

Dr. Levin Hornischer

Assistant Professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

Research interests: Foundations of AI, Dynamical Systems, Philosophy of Language, Philosophical Logic, Formal Theories in Mathematics and Logic.

Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies

Dr. Sebastian Höhna

Emmy-Noether Research Group Leader

Research interests: Phylogenetic Relationship Estimation, Divergence Time and Molecular Evolution Rates, Lineage Diversification Analysis, Gene Tree Conflict Resolution, Bayesian Phylogenetic Inference, Adaptive Genetic Evolution, Macroevolutionary Pattern Modeling.

Faculty of Geosciences

Prof. Dr. Heiner Igel

Professor of Seismology/Geophysics

Research interests: Computational Seismology, Seismic Inverse Problems, Seismic Data Processing, Seismic Instrumentation, Elastic Wave Propagation, Earthquake Physics

Faculty of Geosciences

Prof. Dr. Michael Ingrisch

Head of Clinical Data Science

Research interests: Advanced Statistics, Machine Learning and Computer Vision Techniques in the Context Of Clinical Radiology, AI-Supported Diagnosis and Prognostication

Faculty of Medicine

Prof. Dr. Enrique Jiménez

Head of Electronic Babylonian Literature Group

Research interests: Ancient Near Eastern Literature, Ancient Near Eastern Science, Akkadian grammar, Digital Humanities

Dr. Jakob Kaiser

Postdoctoral Researcher, Experimental Neuro-Cognitive Psychologie

Research interests: Cognitive Control of Attention and Actions, Flexibility in Learning and Behaviour, Subjective Control Assumptions/Sense of Agency, Neural Mechanisms of Optimal Behaviour during Demanding Tasks

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Prof. Dr. Göran Kauermann

Chair of Applied Statistics in Social Sciences, Economics and Business

Research interests: Network Data Analysis; Advanced Regression Models; Quantification of Uncertainty; Statistical Reasoning in Political Sciences, Historical Sciences, Epidemiology, Economics and Business; Data science in General

Prof. Dr. Alexander Keller

Head of the Cellular and Organismic Networks Group

Research interests: Field Ecology and Bioinformatics, Next-Generation Sequencing, Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, Phylogenetic Reconstructions, Environmental and Spatial Ecology, Genomic Interactions, Computational Workflows in Ecology, Plant-Microbe-Pollinator Interactions, Ecosystem Health, Biodiversity Conservation.

Faculty of Biology

Prof. James Kirby, Ph.D.

Bavarian AI Chair of Spoken Language Processing

Research interests: Sound Change, Computational and Statistical Methods in Phonetics, Tone and Register, Language and Music, Languages of Southeast Asia

Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Koutsouleris

Chair of Precision Psychiatry, LMU Clinics for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Research interests: Early Recognition of Psychotic and Affective Disorders, Neuroimaging, Machine Learning/AI in Translational Research, Biomarkers, Stratified Clinical Trials.

Faculty of Medicine

Prof. Dr. Johann Kranz

Director of the Professorship of Digital Services and Sustainability

Research interests: Managing AI Projects, Building and Maintaining an AI Factory, Human-AI Interaction, Managing AI Ethics

Prof. Dr. Jochen Kuhn

Chair of Physics Education

Research interests: Natural Science Teacher Education, Multimedia-Based Science Learning, AI Learning Applications, Eye-Tracking for Educational Research

Faculty of Physics

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kuhr

Project Leader Experimental Flavor Physics

Research interests: AI Applications in Particle Physics, Generative Models for Fast Simulations, Graph Neural Networks for Event Classification

Faculty of Physics

Prof. Dr. Guillaume Landry

Professor of Medical Physics Research Group at the Department of Radiation Oncology

Research interests: Deep Learning, Image Registration, Imaging Science, Image Guided Therapy via MR-linac Technology, Radiation Therapy

Prof. Dr. Lukas Lehnert

Professor for Physical Geography and Environmental Remote Sensing

Research interests: Sustainable Development of Mongolian Steppe Ecosystem, Crop Yield Forecast in Benin and Morocco using EO Data, Fusion of Radar and Lidar Satellite Data for Forest Structure Analysis using Model-Based and AI Methods

Faculty of Geosciences

Prof. Dr. jur. Matthias Leistner, LL.M. (Cambridge)

Chair of Private Law and Intellectual Property Law, with Information and IT-Law (GRUR-Chair)

Research interests: Civil Law, Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Copyright and Big Data, European Patent System, Legal Challenges in Big Data and Industry 4.0, Pharmaceutical Patent Issues, Unfair Competition Law

Faculty of Law

Prof. Dr. Hannes Leitgeb

Chair of Logic and Philosophy of Language, Head of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

Research interests: Logic, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, General Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mathematics

Prof. Dr. Claudia Linnhoff-Popien

Chair for Mobile and Distributed Systems, Institute of Informatics

Research interests: Quantum Computing, Quantum Software, Quantum Machine Learning, (Deep) Reinforcement Learning, Autonomous Systems, Federal and Distributed Learning, Anomaly Detection and Uncertainty, Ubiquitous Computing

Prof. Dr. Christian List

Chair and Head of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

Research interests: Decision Theory, Social Choice Theory, Philosophy of Mind and Action, Metaphysics, Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. Wiktor Młynarski

Professor of Computational Neuroscience

Research interests: Neural System Functions, Normative Theories, Experimental Collaboration, Sensory Analysis, Environmental Inference, Adaptation Mechanisms, Information Theory

Faculty of Biology

Prof. Dr. Sven Nyholm

Professor for Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Research interests: AI Ethics, Autonomous Vehicles, Decision Systems, Robotics, AI in Healthcare and Military, Interdisciplinary AI Research.

Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies

Prof. Dr. Björn Ommer

Bavarian AI Chair and Head Of The Machine Vision & Learning Group

Research interests: Semantic Image and Video Understanding based on (Deep) Machine Learning, Generative Approaches For Visual Synthesis, Invertible Deep Models For Explainable AI, Deep Metric and Representation Learning, Self-Supervised Learning Paradigms and their Interdisciplinary Applications in the Digital Humanities and Neuroscience

Faculty of History and the Arts

Prof. Dr. Katia Parodi

Chair of Experimental Physics – Medical Physics

Research interests: Application of AI in medical physics with focus on new technologies and workflows of image- and dose-guided radiotherapy

Prof. Dr. Andreas Peichl

Professor of Macroeconomics and Public Finance, Director of the ifo Center for Macroeconomics and Surveys

Research interests: Public Economics, Taxation and Redistribution, Inequality, Macroeconomic Expectations

Prof. Dr. Barbara Plank

Bavarian AI Chair of AI and Computational Linguistics

Research interests: Natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, domain adaptation, multilingual NLP, multitask learning, transfer learning, parsing, sequence tagging, opinion mining, information extraction, NLP for social media

Prof. Dr. Lode Pollet

Chair for Quantum Matter Theory

Research interests: Strongly Correlated Systems, Ultracold Atomic Gases, Supersolids, Topological Phases, Computational Physics, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Dr. Holger Rauhut

Chair for Mathematics of Information Processing

Research interests: Mathematical Foundations of Machine Learning, Mathematics of Signal Processing, Deep Learning, Compressive Sensing, Random Matrices, Applied Harmonic Analysis, Continuous Optimization, Approximation Theory

Prof. Dr. Ryan Riordan

Head of Institute for Financial Innovation & Technology

Research interests: Technology in Financial Markets, High Frequency Trading, Intersection of Climate Risks and Asset Pricing

Prof. Dr. Albrecht Schmidt

Head of Human-Centered Ubiquitous Media Group

Research interests: Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computer Systems, Media Technology, Robotics

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schubert

Research Group Spatial Artificial Intelligence

Research interests: Sequentiell Planning and Reinforcement Learning, Spatial Analytics in dynamic Environment, Remote Sensing, Game Analytics

Prof. Dr. Carsten Schwemmer

Professor of Sociology and Computational Social Sciences

Research interests: Computational Social Science, Ethnic & Gender Studies, Digital Media & Communication, Political Sociology, Sociotechnical Systems, NLP, Images as Data

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schärtl-Trendel

Chair for Fundamental Theology

Research interests: Theory of Religious Belief, Fundamental Theology, Interreligious God Concepts, Atheism Studies, Theological Science Theory, Language of Faith, Trinitarian Theology, Incarnation Dogma Consistency, Metaphysical Resurrection Modeling

Faculty of Catholic Theology

Prof. Dr. Felix Schönbrodt

Managing Director

LMU Open Science Center

Prof. Dr. Hinrich Schütze

Chair of Computational Linguistics Director, Center for Information and Language Processing

Research interests: Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing, Statistical Natural Language Processing, Representation Learning, Multilinguality, Human-AI Cooperation

Prof. Dr. Thomas Seidl

Chair of Database Systems and Data Mining

Research interests: Clustering, Process Mining, Remote Sensing & Imaging, Active Learning, Graph Machine Learning, Machine Learning with limited labeled data, (Deep) Reinforcement Learning, Machine Learning with Knowledge Basis, Semi-/Supervised Natural-Language-Processing

Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics

Prof. Dr. Jelena Spanjol

Chair of the Board of Directors

LMU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Dr. Angelika Stefan

Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Computational Modeling in Psychology

Research interests: Empirical Research in Social Sciences, Bayesian Statistics, Research Design, Model Comparison, Analytic Flexibility

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Prof. Dr. Neil Thurman

Professor of Communication with an emphasis on Computational Journalism

Research interests: Computational Journalism, Automated Journalism, Natural Language Generation, Audience Perceptions, News Recommender Systems, News Personalization, Event Detection, Social Media Monitoring

Prof. Dr. Paul W. Thurner

Chair of Empirical Political Research and Policy Analysis

Research interests: Electoral Research, Discrete Choice Analysis & Network Analysis, Energy Policy, Foreign Policy, Defence and Security Policy, Transgovernmental Administrative Cooperation

Prof. Dr. Oliver Trapp

Professor of Organic Chemistry

Research interests: Self-Amplifying Catalyst Design, Ligand Synthesis, Prebiotic Chemistry, High-Throughput Catalyst Screening, Reaction Kinetics Analysis, Multiplexing Techniques, Reaction Chromatography, Nanoparticle Catalysis, Enantioselective Chromatography and Electrophoresis

Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Prof. Dr. Volker Tresp

Professor of Cognitive Deep Learning

Research interests: Machine Learning with Knowledge Graphs and Scene Graphs, Statistical Relational Learning, Cognitive Models for Perception and Memory, Multimodal Learning and Lifelong Learning, Learning Medical Decision Support, Quantum Machine Learning

Prof. Dr. Sahana Udupa

Professor of Media Anthropology and Program in Media Anthropology and Digital Studies

Research interests: Digital Politics, Politics of Artificial Intelligence, Global Digital Cultures, Online Extreme Speech and Hate Speech, News and Journalism, Urban Politics, and Media Policy.

Prof. Dr. Kristian Unger

Professor for AI-assisted Clinical Decision Support in Oncology

Research interests: Clinical Decision Support, Explainable AI, Oncology, Genetic Data

Prof. Dr. Jochen Weller

Head of Physical Cosmology Research Group

Research interests: Physical Cosmology, Dark Energy, Galaxy Clusters, Cosmic Microwave Background, Modified Gravity, Dark Matter, Large-Scale Structure, AI Methods

Prof. Dr. Ruth Wendt

Professor of Communication science with a focus on Digital Literacy in Algorithmic Spaces

Research interests: Media Literacy, Media Use & Media Impact; Media Socialization & Media Education

Prof. Dr. Joachim Winter

Chair of Empirical Economic Research

Research interests: Individual Decision-Making, in particular Saving, Portfolio and Insurance Choices; The Design and Analysis of Household Surveys; The Effects of Shocks and Interventions in Childhood

Faculty of Economics

Prof. Dr. Alexander Wuttke

Professor of Digitalization and Political Behavior

Research interests: Causal Inference, Computational Social Science, Open Science, Political Psychology, Democracy Research

Faculty of Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. jur. Mark A. Zöller

Chair of German, European and International Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Business Criminal Law and Legal Tech

Research interests: Criminal Law and Procedure, Business Criminal Law and Legal Tech

Faculty of Law

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