May 15, 2013

Austrian Academy of Sciences accepts Christoph Lampert and Michael Sixt into Junge Kurie

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) has elected Christoph Lampert and Michael Sixt of IST Austria into the Junge Kurie, the chapter of young scientists within the Academy. The decrees were bestowed upon them on May 15, 2013, with Federal President Heinz Fischer and Federal Minister for Science and Research Karlheinz Töchterle attending the festive meeting of the ÖAW. Christoph Lampert studied Mathematics at the University of Bonn, Germany, where he finished his thesis in 2003. He held positi

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) has elected Christoph Lampert and Michael Sixt of IST Austria into the Junge Kurie, the chapter of young scientists within the Academy. The decrees were bestowed upon them on May 15, 2013, with Federal President Heinz Fischer and Federal Minister for Science and Research Karlheinz Töchterle attending the festive meeting of the ÖAW.

Christoph Lampert studied Mathematics at the University of Bonn, Germany, where he finished his thesis in 2003. He held positions at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DKFI) in Kaiserslautern before moving to the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen in 2007, where he was a Senior Research Scientist in the group of Bernhard Schölkopf and led the Computer Vision Laboratory. In his work he concentrates on computer vision and machine learning. In 2010 Christoph Lampert was appointed Assistant Professor at IST Austria. In 2012 he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant.

Michael Sixt studied Medicine at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany until 2000. After his internship in surgery, internal medicine and dermatology he spent one and a half years as Junior Doctor at the Dermatological Clinic Erlangen. He joined the laboratory of Lydia Sorokin at the Institute of Experimental Pathology in Lund, Sweden, as a post-doc before he became Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried in 2004. His research focuses on the molecular and mechanical principles of cell motility at cell and tissue level. In 2010 Michael Sixt became Assistant Professor at IST Austria. In 2011 he received an ERC Starting Grant and a START Award.



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