Being physicist by training, I am aware of both the power and beauty of new insights and inventive solutions. As such, I am passionate about contributing to the understanding and synthesis of truly intelligent systems which will revolutionize the way we live, work and move.
A highly motivated team-player with cutting-edge knowledge of natural and artificial intelligence, expert-level coding skills and no fear of responsibility and challenging tasks.
It's the combination of academically acquired hard skills, enthusiasm for coding and IT, and soft skills from political commitment that I want to exploit to contribute to the future of IT and AI.
In addition to my profound academical education in physics and computational neuroscience, I also gathered valuable professional experiences during internships in tech companies located in Poland and the United States. Furthermore, I took over responsibility as chairmen of the local district chapter of Europe's largest political youth organization.
Jan 2013 - Nov 2013
Brain Corp (formerly known as Brain Corporation) is a company located in San Diego, CA, USA. It is lead by Eugene Izhikevich. When I was there, they were working on transforming their cutting-edge knowledge of neural mechanisms into solutions that revolutionize the way we interact with machines and robots. During my time with Brain Corp, I implemented variuous learning and control algorithms as well as a framework for virtual robot experiments.
Jun 2009 - Jul 2009
TeleMobile Electronics is located in Gdynia, Poland. They are offering services in the area of diagnostics, tests and repairs of electronic and telecommunications devices. During my internship, I carried out a market analysis of the mobile net operators in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and designed and constructed an adaptable LC-bandpass filter.
Jan 2014 - Present
I am working in the research group of Prof. Dr. Wörgötter at the Third Institute of Physics of the University of Göttingen. The working title of my PhD project is The Emergence of complex behavior out of the interaction of different memory mechanism. In particular, this refers to the learning mechanisms implementing working memory and long-term memory in neural systems. The defense is planned for September 2017.
Oct 2010 - Mar 2013
Research Focus: Biophysics and Complex Systems, Computational Neuroscience. I graduated in the research group of Prof. Dr. Wörgötter. Title of my Master’s thesis: Adaptive Neural Oscillator with Synaptic Plasticity for Locomotion Control of Robots. Final grade: 1.0 with honors.
Oct 2007 - Jul 2010
Research focus: particle physics. I graduated in the research group of Prof. Dr. Quadt. Title of my Bachelor's thesis: “Reconstruction of Z- and Higgs-Bosons in Tau-Final States with the ATLAS Detector”. Final grade: 1.1 with honors.
Jul 2000 - Jun 2007
Core Subjects: Physics, Mathematics. I was an active member of the school orchestra by playing the clarinet. Additionally, I supervised the school webpage working group. Final grade of my Abitur: 1.0.
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
The Junge Union is Europe's largest political youth organization. As the chairman of the Göttingen district chapter with approximately 400 members my tasks included organizing of events and discussion and the regular board meetings as well as maintaining the contact to the superior and subordinate organizations and the representatives of the CDU party, including the local member of the German parliament
Apr 2013 - May 2015
As a board member of the town chapter of the CDU party in Göttingen, I was involved in the regular meetings and trend-setting decisions of the board. I helped organizing events and actively participated in the different election campaigns.
I love solving problems. And I love to code and to get to know new techniques and best practices. From time to time, I stumble up on a problem which I feel I can solve by a bit of creativity and coding effort. Here, you find a selection of the outcomes.
During my PhD, one of my tasks was to organize the student journal club of our department. Every semester, I had to get to terms with a crowd of 20 people out of which every student could nominate his or her favourite choices out of the list of offered topics. After having spent enough time trying to find a close to optimal solution of the resulting assignment problem, I decided there must be a way to do this in a more intelligent way.
The a-rival SQ100 is a budget-priced heart rate monitor with gps tracking. It does a pretty good job - quite in contrast to the PC software that comes with it. It's buggy and Windows-only. Thus, I decided to come up with my own software for reading out the recorded tracks. Based on modern standards and platform independent.
Before taking over responsibility as chairman in 2014, I already contributed to the local chapter of the political youth organization Junge Union in variuous fields. One of my tasks was to create a new website which should not only able to aggregate all the information from the subordinate chapters but also to provide individualized sections on the webpage which these chapters could use as their own websites. These sections, in turn, were supposed to only display information from the respective subordinate chapter and the superior chapter and should, in addition, also provide an individualized look and feel. In order to provide all these features while at the same time rely on well-established web techonology, I developed a specific Wordpress plugin which afterwards made it into the Wordpress plugin directory.
During the work on both my Master's thesis and my PhD thesis, I actively shared my results with the scientific community in peer-reviewed conferences as well as in well-established scientific journals. In addition, I contributed to the work of colleagues and collaboration partners.
Nachstedt T, Tetzlaff C, Manoonpong P. Frontiers in Neurorobotics 11, 2017.
Nachstedt T, Wörgötter F, Manoonpong P, Ariizumi R, Ambe Y, Matsuno F. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013.
Nachstedt T, Wörgötter F, Manoonpong P. In: Villa A.E.P., Duch W., Érdi P., Masulli F., Palm G. (eds) Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning – ICANN 2012. ICANN 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7552. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Chatterjee S, Nachstedt T, Tamosiunaite M, Manoonpong P. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 12(12), 2015.
Ambe Y, Nachstedt T, Manoonpong P, Matsuno F. Proceedings of IEEE/RJS International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS), 2013.
Master's thesis. Submitted to the Faculty of Physics of the University of Göttingen in March 2013.
Bachelor's thesis (German). Submitted to the Faculty of Physics of the University of Göttingen in July 2010.
Besides of travelling to explore the world, I also had the chance to gather valuable cultural experiences about both working and everyday life while working on projects in various exciting parts of the planet.
In 2012, I spent a summer at the University of Kyoto doing research on a new kind of robot.
In 2013, I worked for eight month for Brain Corp which is located in San Diego, California.
In 2009, I did an internship at TeleMobile Electronics located in Gdynia, next to Gdansk.
I grew up in the Hannover area, studied in Göttingen and spent a summer at the DESY institute in Hamburg.
If you think that I might fit into your business or in case of any other questions, I would be delighted to receive your message.
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