RWTH: State of North Rhine-Westphalia funds RWTH scientists

With the “KI-Starter” funding program, the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia supports young researchers in pioneering projects with a focus on AI applications. In the third round of the program, a jury of experts has now recommended two further junior employees for funding, including Dr. Leonardo Galli from the Chair for Mathematics of Information Processing at RWTH Aachen University.

Galli receives funding for the project “Robustness and Generalization in Training Deep Neural Networks”. The aim of this project is to develop new variants of algorithms for training artificial neural networks. The aim is to enable faster and more error-resistant training, as well as to prove rigorous mathematical guarantees for the success of these algorithms. Overall, this should enable a simpler, faster and more energy-saving application of artificial intelligence.

“KI-Starter” is part of the “Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning” funding line and is aimed at young post-doctoral researchers. The state is making a total of around two million euros available for the program from 2020 to 2024 – up to ten scientists are to be supported in several funding rounds.

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