Media & Honors

Media coverage of projects I’m involved in


Wall Street Journal
IBM and NASA Collaborate to Research Impact of Climate Change with AI. Article (Feb 1st, 2023)

IBM AI Helps NASA Researchers Mine Earth Data. Article (Feb 1st, 2023)

Sydney Morning Herald
AI evolving faster than even its biggest backers expected Article (Feb 2nd, 2023)

IBM unveils new watsonx, AI and data platform Article (May 9th, 2023)

IBM takes another shot at Watson as A.I. boom picks up steam Article (May 9th, 2023)

IBM Unveils the Watsonx Platform to Power Next-Generation Foundation Models for Business Article (May 9th, 2023)

IBM intros a slew of new AI services, including generative models Article (May 9th, 2023)


Spektrum der Wissenschaft
NASA und IBM machen Geodaten-KI für alle zugänglich Article (August 7th, 2023)

Watsonx: IBM liefert die KI-Modelle, Firmen dürfen sie individuell anpassen Article (May 9th, 2023)

IBM kündigt KI-Offensive an Article (May 9th, 2023)

Mit KI gegen die Folgen des Klimawandels Article (April 14th, 2023)


NASA MSFC Honor Award

In summer 2024, I received the NASA Honor Award from Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) for my contributions to foundation models for earth observations.

Outstanding dissertation

In spring 2024, I defended my Ph.D. thesis that was awarded as outstanding dissertation (summa cum laude).

Best paper award at HHAI’23

Our full paper on the interdependence of reliance behavior and accuracy in AI-assisted decision-making got awarded with the best paper award! Find the paper here and the ranking here.

Best paper award nomination and top 2% of accepted papers at WI’23

Our full paper on improving the efficiency of human-in-the-loop systems: adding artificial to human experts was nominated for the best paper award at WI’23 and is one out of four papers from the entire set of accepted papers that was selected for a thought-provoking session. Find the nomination here.

DAAD scholarship for international research on AI

I received a scholarship as part of my master’s thesis supporting research on AI.

Invited talks

This is an excerpt of recent invited talks I gave during conferences, workshops, and panels.

Invited speaker and panelist at PASC’24

I contribute to the foundation models in earth systems sciences workshop at PASC’24 in Zurich! Find the workshop here.

Invited panelist at ICLR’24

I contribute to the data-centric machine learning research (DMLR) workshop at this year’s ICLR in Vienna! Find the workshop here.

Invited speaker at BIFOLD’24

Among other speakers from NASA, ESA, Google Research, Apple Research, etc., I contributed to the two-day workshop on Machine Learning and Data Management for Earth Observation as an invited speaker! Find the event here and a recording of my talk on YouTube.

Invited keynote speaker at IBM Think on Tour (2023)

As a special guest, I contributed to the keynote on generative AI for business and climate impact based on our work at IBM Research in collaboration with NASA. Find more information here.

Invited lecturer at NASA workshop on Data Science at Scale in Reykjavic, Iceland (2023)

In a team of NASA and IBM researches, we gave a one-day workshop on data science at scale and geospatial foundation models. Find more information here.