I am a research scientist at Google DeepMind interested in making generative AI safe for everyone to use through research on uncertainty estimation, watermarking, adversarial robustness, or out-of-distribution detection, among other topics. Previously, I focused on computer vision, including 3D reconstruction and image segmentation.

I completed my PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics supervised by Bernt Schiele and Matthias Hein . In 2021, I interned at Google DeepMind, working with Taylan Cemgil, Krishnamurthy (Dj) Dvijotham and Arnaud Doucet. Throughout my PhD, I also collaborated with Nandhini Chandramoorthy from the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and volunteered in the PhdNet survey group.

For my PhD, I received the DAGM MVTec Dissertation Award 2023 and was supported by a Qualcommm Innovation Fellowship 2019. Furthermore, my work on bit error robustness was selected as outstanding paper at CVPR 2021 CV-AML and I was selected to participate in the 7th and 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2019 and 2023 (with an Abbe Grant from the Carl Zeiss Foundation). I was also recognized as outstanding/top reviewer for CVPR, ICML and NeurIPS in several years.

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Previously, I obtained both a bachelor and a master degree from RWTH Aachen University . For my master thesis, I worked on weakly-supervised 3D shape completion under the supervision of Andreas Geiger from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and received the STEM-Award IT 2018 as well as the Springorum-Denkmünze . As part of my master degree, I also had the opportunity to spend a semester at Georgia Tech , funded by a scholarship from the Hans Hermann Voss Foundation , working with Irfan Essa on video segmentation. For my bachelor thesis, I worked on superpixel segmentation under the supervision of Bastian Leibe and Alexander Hermans . Throughout my studies, I received the Germany Scholarship partly funded by DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH and was selected repeatedly for RWTH Aachen University's Dean's List. Over the years, I worked for RS Computer , Fraunhofer FKIE , the Computer Vision Group and MATHCCES at RWTH Aachen University , Fyusion , MOBIS and Microsoft . Additionally, I got a glimpse of IT consulting as part of Accenture's Future Technology Leaders Program.

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