B. Sc. in Cognitive Science (2015-2017)
M. Sc in Cognitive Science (2017-2018)
Pursuing a PhD in Computational Cognition (since 12.2018)
- Award for extraordinary performance during the studies (Given by MLP
Finanzdienstleistungen AG) 2018
- Award for extraordinary Master Thesis (given by ROSEN Gruppe) 2019
Progressively Growing Neural Networks
For my master thesis I implemented neural networks which can progressively grow and learn. As an example task I used image recognition and three common data sets of different sizes and difficulties (MNIST, CIFAR-10 and CIFAR-100). The network can for example start training on 50 classes and the progressively learn more classes by expanding its output layer. This ability of the network to learn even after an initial training is extremely useful in real world applications where new data constantly becomes available after the deployment of a neural network. The code as well as my thesis can be found on GitHub.
Hack4Health - Hackathon 2018
During the course of four day we implemented a prototype of a website for disease spread predictions and won the first price with this. The hackathon was organized by the University of Osnabrück and the Robert Koch Institut which also provided us with a big amount of data about disease spread over the past 15 years in Germany. With this data we trained three different networks which were ultimately stacked on top of each other to predict the spread of a disease in Germany for the upcoming weeks. These predictions are then integrated into a website which also collects real time data to make new predictions and provides the Robert Koch Institute with live statistics. Two newspaper articles as well as a radio broadcast reported about our project:
The following video is a little demonstration of the VR city and the workflow in it. It shows how we do eye tracking in VR and what kind of analysis you can do with the collected data. We hope it can inspire many future research projects. It is a great technology combining the benefits of a more natural environment than conventional screen-experiments and a controlled environment where it is easier to analyze the data than in real world experiments.
Full Text: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332780872_Eye_Tracking_in_Virtual_Reality
Clay, V., König, P., & König, S. (2019). Eye tracking in virtual reality. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.16910/jemr.12.1.3
The official trailer to the movie:
The documentary on opioids in the USA: