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Michael Biehl: short biography

study of physics at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen/Germany

visiting graduate student at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle/USA

Diplom in physics (Universität Giessen/Germany)
Thesis: Lernen und Vergessen in Neuronalen Netzwerken
            (Learning and forgetting in neural networks)

PhD in theoretical physics (Universität Giessen/Germany)
Thesis: Lernalgorithmen für Neuronale Netzwerke mit vorwärtsgerichteter Informationsverarbeitung
            (Learning algorithms for feedforward neural networks)

Research assistant in theoretical physics, Julius-Maximilians-Univ. Würzburg/Germany

Post-doc scholar of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Research at the Julius-Maximilians-Univ. Würzburg/Germany
and at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen/Denmark.

Assistant Professor at the Universität Würzburg/Germany
Research: modelling and simulation of crystal growth, physics of learning
Teaching: Computational physics, theoretical physics, various special courses
Supervision of numerous diploma and PhD thesis projects
Project leader (temporary) of a theory project within the collaborative research center
SFB-410 on II-VI semiconductors.

Habilitation and venia legendi in Theoretical Physics, Univ. Würzburg/Germany
Thesis: Beiträge zur Statistischen Physik des Lernens
           (Contributions to the statistical physics of learning)

Nov. 2003 - Feb. 2009
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computing Science

March 2009:
Gorilla Tracking Certificate, Uganda Wildlife Authority ;-)

Since March 2009:
Associate Professor with Tenure (Adjunct Hoogleraar)
Intelligent Systems Group at the (FKA Johann ...) Bernoulli Institute

April-June 2014:
Institute of Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Fellow to the University of Birmingham/UK
including an invited stay of three months and the organization of two interdisciplinary workhshops.

Since February 2021:
Honorary Professor of Machine Learning
Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham/UK