Hi, my name is Pius Ladenburger

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Hi, I am Pius Ladenburger.

My interests include Artificial General Intelligence and Neuroscience.

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I am also interested in innovation, travelling, films, and photography to name a few other things.

Currently, I am studying in my Masters at Aalto University in Finland where Machine Learning, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (yes, that’s the name) is my programme. I am especially interested in general artificial intelligence and cognitive science. Note, that I believe in a general artificial intelligence that can learn to do almost anything like we can teach a dog. Whereas data science is a more well explored field that is already widely applied in practice – but still has an enormous potential.

At the Hasso Plattner Institute I studied and learned the beauty of software engineering and much more. However, I have shifted fields and am now focused on researching topics around cognition. Particularly, what computer scientists can learn from brain research, and, on the other hand, what we can learn about the brain by trying to engineer its features.

Before, I have lived in China and Germany, now I live in Finland. Not only because of this, I believe in an open and collaborating world.

I think that the only thing that has always been there in human history and will remain throughout our ever changing world is progress. With everything we do, we lastly strive to improve our very personal lives, those of our group, and lastly, that of humanity. For me the most important principle is therefore sustainability. For this reason, with everything I do I hope to make the world a better place – even if I am just the flap of a butterfly’s wing.

My experience.


Behrens, F., Bischoff, S., Ladenburger, P., Rückin, J., Seidel, L., Stolp, F., … & Müller, E. (2018, April). MetaExp: Interactive Explanation and Exploration of Large Knowledge Graphs. In Companion of the The Web Conference 2018 on The Web Conference 2018 (pp. 199-202). International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee.



In the end of my bachelor studies I have developed MetaExp in a team of students. MetaExp allows researchers to interactively explore knowledge graphs and should help them find interesting areas faster (read more in the publication above).


As part of a Software Engineering course I was a product owner of the sports management platform Sportify (project name is Sport Portal).

Data Mining Cup 2017

As part of a Big Data Analytics course I participated at the Data Mining Cup winning the 5th place with the course.


As a student project for a software engineering course I was part of a team which improved the Algernon Launcher for Squeak. See more on GitHub.

Get Started in Germany

Get Started in Germany was a project I started in the beginning of my studies which should help refugees by offering them a search engine for integration offers, like jobs, trainings, universities or internships. The project has been discontinued.

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