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At SECAI, we are open about our research and always like to welcome new researchers to our teams in Dresden and Leipzig. This page lists suggestions for research topics that are currently available, organized by Research Focus Area, together with mentors and host institutions. Have a look around to see which topics excite you most and best match your skills!

Funded positions in the SECAI Graduate School are announced on our jobs page and typically start in autumn. However, even if there are no open positions announced in SECAI at this time, you can always contact the mentor of the topic you are interested in. There are many opportunities in our groups, and SECAI also supports affiliated researchers who are funded from different sources.

Composite AI

An Artificial Intelligence to Discover the Determinants of Microbiome-Transporter Interrelations

Mentored by Peter Stadler & Jens Meiler
Location: Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics, Leipzig University

Explaining Composite AI: From Formal Analysis to Overall Understanding

Mentored by Christel Baier & Markus Krötzsch
Location: Faculty of Computer Science, TU Dresden

Features of Fitness Landscapes

Mentored by Ivo Sbalzarini & Peter F Stadler
Location: TU Dresden or Leipzig University

Intuitive Modelling support for Knowledge-Based Systems

Mentored by Carsten Lutz, Sebastian Rudolph, Markus Krötzsch
Location: Leipzig University or TU Dresden

MemAI: Memristive Dynamic Models for Smart AI Systems

Mentored by Ronald Tetzlaff, Thomas Mikolajick
Location: Chair of Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Circuits and Systems, TU Dresden

Sim2Real: Simulated Training and Test Data for Biomedical Image Analysis

Mentored by Stefanie Speidel & Bjoern Andres
Location: National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), UKD Dresden / Chair for Machine Learning for Computer Vision, TU Dresden

Spinnaker Cloud Computing for Computer-aided Drug Discovery

Mentored by Jens Meiler, Christian Mayr
Location: Institute for Drug Disocvery, Medical School, Leipzig University

StochasticAI – Integrating Stochastic Modeling with AI

Mentored by Sayan Mukerhjee & Ivo Sbalzarini
Location: TU Dresden or Leipzig University (please indicate preference)

AI Compute Paradigms

2D-Material-Based Synapses for Neuromorphic Computing

Mentored by Thomas Mikolajick, Martin Bogdan
Location: TU Dresden, Institute of Semiconductors and Microsystems, Chair of Nanoelectronics

GetInTouch – Prediction of Hand Gestures for Intuitive Human-Machine Interaction

Mentored by Frank Fitzek, Stefanie Speidel, Merve Sefunç (industry partner at Mimetik)
Location: Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks, TU Dresden

MemAI: Memristive Dynamic Models for Smart AI Systems

Mentored by Ronald Tetzlaff, Thomas Mikolajick
Location: Chair of Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Circuits and Systems, TU Dresden

Neuromorphic Information Processing: Hardware Realization of the Modified Stochastic Synaptic Model

Mentored by Martin Bogdan, Thomas Mikolajick
Location: Leipzig University, Faculty for Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute for Computer Science, Neuromorphic Information Processing

RelAI: Comperative methods for Reliable AI

Mentored by Ronald Tetzlaff, Guido Montúfar
Location: Chair of Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Circuits and Systems, TU Dresden or Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

StochasticAI – Integrating Stochastic Modeling with AI

Mentored by Sayan Mukerhjee & Ivo Sbalzarini
Location: TU Dresden or Leipzig University (please indicate preference)

Intelligent Medical Devices

GetInTouch – Prediction of Hand Gestures for Intuitive Human-Machine Interaction

Mentored by Frank Fitzek, Stefanie Speidel, Merve Sefunç (industry partner at Mimetik)
Location: Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks, TU Dresden

Reinforcement Learning for Mechanical Ventilation

Mentored by Jens Lehmann, Jakob Nikolas Kather, Sahar Vahdati, Jakob Wittenstein
Location: TU Dresden

Surg-Morph: Neuromorphic Surgical Video Processing on the SpiNNaker2 Platform

Mentored by Christian Mayr & Stefanie Speidel
Location: Chair of Highly-Parallel VLSI Systems, TU Dresden/National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), UKD Dresden

AI Methods for Health

AI in Oncology

Mentored by Sayan Mukherjee, Jakob Nikolas Kather
Location: Leipzig University, in close exchange with the MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences

An Artificial Intelligence to Discover the Determinants of Microbiome-Transporter Interrelations

Mentored by Peter Stadler & Jens Meiler
Location: Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics, Leipzig University

Sim2Real: Simulated Training and Test Data for Biomedical Image Analysis

Mentored by Stefanie Speidel & Bjoern Andres
Location: National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), UKD Dresden / Chair for Machine Learning for Computer Vision, TU Dresden

Spinnaker Cloud Computing for Computer-aided Drug Discovery

Mentored by Jens Meiler, Christian Mayr
Location: Institute for Drug Disocvery, Medical School, Leipzig University

StochasticAI – Integrating Stochastic Modeling with AI

Mentored by Sayan Mukerhjee & Ivo Sbalzarini
Location: TU Dresden or Leipzig University (please indicate preference)

Surg-Morph: Neuromorphic Surgical Video Processing on the SpiNNaker2 Platform

Mentored by Christian Mayr & Stefanie Speidel
Location: Chair of Highly-Parallel VLSI Systems, TU Dresden/National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), UKD Dresden

Societal Framework for AI

RelAI: Comperative methods for Reliable AI

Mentored by Ronald Tetzlaff, Guido Montúfar
Location: Chair of Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Circuits and Systems, TU Dresden or Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

The Use of AI by the Civil Service in Light of the Principles of Democracy and the Rule of Law

Mentored by Stephanie Schiedermair, Anne Lauber-Rönsberg, Sabine Müller-Mall
Location: Leipzig University