Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bert Arnrich

Christoph Anders

Research Assistant, PhD Candidate

Phone: +49-(0)1520 299 4501

Room: G-2.1.21

Email: Christoph.Anders(at)student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me via any of the possible ways. I'm always looking forward to interesting discussions, collaborations, and getting to know inspiring people.

What do I want to research upon?

Honestly, as I am just starting the ideas are flowing but no real direct plan has been formulated yet, but it will be something regarding:

  • Analyzing the potential of wearables for NLP- and computational neuroscience tasks
  • Predict brain-activity utilizing EEG and MRI from NLP features and vice versa 
  • Investigate the effect of data preprocessing on NLP- and computational neurosciences task-performance


What am I interested in?

  • I’m interested in EEG data and computational neurosciences in general
  • Machine learning and deep learning as well as the explainability of neural networks and their decisions
  • Data pre-processing steps and the influence of these on various ML-/DL-tasks
  • Speech and the computation as well as representation of speech inside of the human brain; I speak German, English and am beginning to learn Spanish
  • Natural language processing concerning sentiment analysis as well as relation detection
  • Wearables in the area of EEG, e.g. consumer-grade devices, and what can be done with these if compared to clinical-grade devices
  • Looking at the intersection of medicine, neurosciences, and computer sciences in general and being amazed by all the great and inspiring work out there


What have I done so far?

  • Master Thesis “Experimental Evaluation of data preprocessing methods for time series classification on brain activity data” → Publication underway
  • Multiple positions as student assistant:
    • Planning and successful application of an ethics proposal for “Influence of high-frequency somatosensory evoked potentials in the primary somatosensory cortex through psychophysiological parameters and biofeedback” and extension of measurement software setup
    • Implementation and integration of an Integrative approach for gene selection on gene expression data into an existing framework for the Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts chair
    • Refactoring of software used for evaluations of model-based architectural self-adaptation for the System Analysis and Modeling chair
  • Multiple projects during my masters studies at HPI:
    • Contribution to “Digital Health FIBER”, a flexible data mart for clinical predictive modeling in cooperation with Mount Sinai
    • Project of cancer segmentation on image data with the Charité Berlin, in which two fellow students and I worked on data similar to the BRATS challenge, explaining AI decisions in cooperation with the group of Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Fiebach and Dr. med. Kersten Villringer from the Department of Neurology and Experimental Neurology at Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin
  • Talk at my former high school, the Julius-Spiegelberg-Gymnasium Vechelde, about “Weshalb Informatik geil ist…” (Why computer sciences are cool) to make pupils curious about computer sciences
  • Roughly one year working in the industry as a software developer and system analyst in a SCRUM-based customer project on-site by the customer
  • Bachelor of Sciences in a dual study program at the Ostfalia Wolfenbüttel: “Microservices: Assessment Criteria for Applications”