Senior Researcher, Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS
Nico Piatkowski received the Dipl.-Inf. and Dr. rer. nat. degrees from TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany. He is currently a senior researcher at the Media Engineering Group of the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS in Sankt Augustin, Germany. Before that, he was a researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Group at TU Dortmund, at the DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB 876 on "Providing Information by Resource-Constrained Data Analysis", and later at the Competence Center Machine Learning Rhine-Ruhr (ML2R). Nico contributed to various research projects on the foundations of machine learning under resource constraints, spatio-temporal modelling, and probabilistic inference. His current research interests include deep latent variable models with discrete state spaces, high-dimensional spatio-temporal generative models, and regularized learning. Nico Piatkowski received ECML-PKDD's awards for being an outstanding program committee member and for his work on ''Spatio-Temporal Random Fields'', as well as TU Dortmund's dissertation award for his work on "Exponential Families on Resource-Constrained Systems".