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Graduate School

The in-depth research-oriented training after the master's degree is a central activity area of SECAI. Due to the special, interdisciplinary orientation of the school, there are not only doctoral students but also so-called clinician scientists, who have already completed a doctoral thesis and whose goal in SECAI is a (first) major publication.

Each year SECAI hires a cohort of about ten doctoral students and clinician scientists, typically starting in September. Calls for the positions of the Graduate School are usually published in spring of the corresponding year. You can find them on our job portal when they are open. The school favors a “tight” three-year model for completing doctoral theses, but also understands that this plan may need adjustment due to interdisciplinary differences, e.g., clinician scientists finishing in two years, personal circumstances and professional causes.

In addition to the doctoral students and clinician scientists directly funded by SECAI, other AI researchers of comparable career stages will be integrated into the School. These associate members will be closely integrated scientifically and organizationally and will have access to all SECAI funding programs. In addition, SECAI networks with other thematically relevant graduate programs and implements joint activities.

Doctoral Students and Clinical Scientists

Gregory Veldhuizen
Gregory Veldhuizen
Supervisor: Jakob Kather
Clinical Scientist since October 2022
Carolin Schimmelpfennig
Carolin Schimmelpfennig
Supervisor: Kristin Reiche
Doctoral Student from October 2022 to September 2023
Simon Hosemann
Simon Hosemann
Supervisor: Carsten Lutz, Sebastian Rudolph
Topic: Intuitive Modelling support for Knowledge-Based Systems
Doctoral Student since December 2022
Max Braungardt
Max Braungardt
Supervisor: Martin Bogdan, Thomas Mikolajick
Topic: Neuromorphic Information Processing: Hardware Realization of the Modified Stochastic Synaptic Model
Doctoral Student since January 2023
Danush Kumar Venkatesh
Danush Kumar Venkatesh
Supervisor: Bjoern Andres, Stefanie Speidel
Topic: Sim2Real: Simulated Training and Test Data for Biomedical Image Analysis
Doctoral Student since January 2023
Johnny Alexander Jimenez Siegert
Johnny Alexander Jimenez Siegert
Supervisor: Christian Mayr, Jens Meiler
Topic: Spinnaker Cloud Computing for Computer-aided Drug Discovery
Doctoral Student since January 2023
Tim Langer
Tim Langer
Supervisor: Christian Mayr, Stefanie Speidel
Topic: Surg-Morph: Neuromorphic Surgical Video Processing on the SpiNNaker2 Platform
Doctoral Student since January 2023
Rajab Aghamov
Rajab Aghamov
Supervisor: Christel Baier, Markus Krötzsch
Topic: Explaining Composite AI: From Formal Analysis to Overall Understanding
Doctoral Student since January 2023
Max Beining
Max Beining
Supervisor: Christian Mayr, Jens Meiler
Topic: Spinnaker Cloud Computing for Computer-aided Drug Discovery
Doctoral Student since January 2023
Adnan Haidar
Adnan Haidar
Supervisor: Ronald Tetzlaff, Thomas Mikolajick
Topic: MemAI: Memristive Dynamic Models for Smart AI Systems
Doctoral Student since March 2023
Deianira Fejzaj
Deianira Fejzaj
Supervisor: Martin Bogdan, Thomas Mikolajick
Topic: 2D-Material-Based Synapses for Neuromorphic Computing
Doctoral Student since March 2023
Radhika Juglan
Radhika Juglan
Supervisor: Jakob Kather, Sayan Mukherjee
Topic: AI in Oncology
Doctoral Student since April 2023
Christian Vielhaus
Christian Vielhaus
Supervisor: Frank H.P. Fitzek, Stefanie Speidel
Topic: AI Controlled Wireless Mesh Networks for Medical Applications in Crisis Situations (AWESOME)
Doctoral Student since September 2023
Susu Hu
Susu Hu
Supervisor: Guido Montúfar, Stefanie Speidel
Topic: GeoSOP: Geometry for surgical outcome prediction
Doctoral Student since September 2023
Julia Belyaeva
Julia Belyaeva
Supervisor: Jens Meiler, Sayan Mukherjee
Topic: Teaching artificial intelligence conformational dynamics of proteins
Doctoral Student since September 2023
Johannes Klier
Johannes Klier
Supervisor: Jens Meiler, Kristin Reiche
Topic: Personalization in oncology – Prediction of cancer therapy effectiveness from Omics data through structural modeling and AI
Doctoral Student since September 2023
Charlotte Langer
Charlotte Langer
Supervisor: Anne Lauber-Rönsberg, Sabine Müller-Mall, Stephanie Schiedermair
Topic: The Use of AI by the Civil Service in Light of the Principles of Democracy and the Rule of Law
Doctoral Student since September 2023
Zdravko Dugonjić
Zdravko Dugonjić
Supervisor: Stefanie Speidel
Topic: SuperTouch - Data-driven tactile sensing for robot-assisted cancer surgery
Doctoral Student since October 2023
Jonas Schulz
Jonas Schulz
Supervisor: Frank H.P. Fitzek
Doctoral Student since November 2023
Lidia Roszko
Lidia Roszko
Supervisor: Jakob Kather, Jochen Hampe
Doctoral Student since November 2023
Hoang Dao
Hoang Dao
Supervisor: Ivo Sbalzarini, Peter Stadler
Topic: Features of Fitness Landscapes
Doctoral Student since November 2023
Patrick Schöfer
Patrick Schöfer
Supervisor: Martin Bogdan
Doctoral Student since January 2024
Haadia Amjad
Haadia Amjad
Supervisor: Ronald Tetzlaff, Stefanie Speidel
Topic: Explainable AI for reliable computer assisted surgery
Doctoral Student since January 2024