Prof. Dr. Bernhard Renard

Simon Witzke

PhD Student

 Phone:+49 (0)331 5509 - 4983
 Organization:Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
 Address:Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
 Room:HPI Campus I, K-E.09/10


Research Topic

I conduct my resarch mainly as part of the DAKI-FWS project.

Research Interests

  • Graph Neural Networks
  • Network Science, especially Human Mobility Networks
  • Computational Epidemiology
  • Explainablity & Uncertainty in Machine Learning
  • Data Visualistation


Summer Term 2024

  • Bed-Capacity Forecasting for Hospitals  [Master project, Master]

Summer Term 2023


  • Simon Witzke, Noel Danz, Katharina Baum, and Bernhard Y. Renard. ‘Mobility data improve forecasting of COVID-19 incidence trends using Graph Neural Networks’. In epiDAMIK 6.0: The 6th International Workshop on Epidemiology Meets Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery at KDD 2023, 2023. https://openreview.net/forum?id=n1ODM_LrRs.
  • Maximilian Kleissl, Lukas Drews, Benedict B. Heyder, Julian Zabbarov, Pascal Iversen, Simon Witzke, Bernhard Y. Renard, and Katharina Baum. ‘SimbaML: Connecting Mechanistic Models and Machine Learning with Augmented Data’. In The First Tiny Papers Track at ICLR 2023, Tiny Papers @ ICLR 2023, Kigali, Rwanda, May 5, 2023, 2023. https://openreview.net/pdf?id=1wtUadpmVzu.

Community Participation


  • epiDAMIK 6.0: The 6th International workshop on Epidemiology meets Data Mining
    and Knowledge discovery (KDD) in Long Beach, USA (link), Presentation and Poster presentation with the title: "Mobility data improve forecasting of COVID-19 incidence trends using Graph Neural Networks",


  • First International Summer School on Data Science for Mobility in Santorini (Kamari village), Greece (link)