AI-HUB@LMU Steering Committee

The researchers championing the initiative across LMU's 18 faculties

1 Faculty of Catholic Theology

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

2 Faculty of Protestant Theology

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

3 Faculty of Law

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: IP regulation of AI (e.g. relevance of patents, know how protection, copyright); competition law regulation of AI and big data (e.g. anti-trust issues, EU Digital Markets Act, fairness and bias, access to data); privacy-related regulation of AI (e.g. GDPR, civil law protection of personality rights); sector-specific regulation of AI (e.g. EU Data Act, AI Act, Digital Services Act)

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

4 Faculty of Business Administration – Munich School of Management

Prof. Dr. Stefan Feuerriegel

Institute of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Management

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

5 Faculty of 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

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

7 Faculty of Medicine

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.

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

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.

8 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

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

Prof. Dr. Laurent Frantz

Professor of Animal Paleogenomics

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

9 Faculty of History and the Arts

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

10 Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies

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.

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.

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.

11 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

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.

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

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

12 Faculty for the Study of Culture

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

13 Faculty of Languages and Literatures

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

15 Faculty of Social Sciences

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

Prof. Dr. Alexander Wuttke

Professor of Digitalization and Political Behavior

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

16 Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics

Prof. Dr. Eyke Hüllermeier

Bavarian AI Chair for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Research interests: His research interests are centered around methods and theoretical foundations of artificial intelligence, with a specific focus on machine learning and reasoning under uncertainty.

Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter

Chair of Statistics and Data Science in Social Sciences and the Humanities (SODA)

Research interests: Fairness in Automated Decision Making, Data Quality, Training Data Reliability, Inference, Privacy, AI Research Infrastructure

Prof. Dr. Gitta Kutyniok

Bavarian AI Chair for Mathematical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence

Research interests: Applied Harmonic Analysis, Compressed Sensing, Explainability of Deep Neural Networks, AI-Based Approaches to Imaging Science, High-Dimensional Data Science, Mathematical Foundations of Deep Learning, and Applications of AI to Life Sciences, Robotics, and Telecommunication

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

17 Faculty of Physics

Prof. Dr. Daniel Gruen

Bavarian AI Chair for Astrophysics, Cosmology and Artificial Intelligence

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

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

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

18 Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

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

19 Faculty of Biology

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.

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

20 Faculty of Geosciences

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.

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

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

LMU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Prof. Dr. Jelena Spanjol

Chair of the Board of Directors

LMU Open Science Center

Prof. Dr. Felix Schönbrodt

Managing Director

PROFiL und ProfiLehrePlus

Dr. Jana Antosch-Bardohn


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