Hi, I am Daniel Weimer.

I am heading the AI department of Volkswagen Group, Region Americas located in Detroit, MI, United States of America.

Before, I built up and headed the Machine Learning Expert Center within Volkswagen Data:Lab in Munich, Germany where our job was to develop and deploy latest machine learning and AI algorithms into real processes along the whole automotive value chain.

Prior to that I was a researcher at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa in the field of AI. I'm originally affiliated to the University of Bremen, where I have been working as a Research Scientist and Ph.D candidate in the Intelligent Production Systems research division at BIBA - Bremer Institut fuer Produktion und Logistik GmbH.

My work is on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Applications. One focus is on Deep Machine Learning, a great paradigm, which is entitled to bring machine learning closer to AI by learning powerful models from massive amounts of data (Big Data).

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Daniel Weimer


Head of Artificial Intelligence @ Volkswagen Group, Region Americas

Detroit Area, MI, USA

Beating the human!

My motivation is to develop systems which are able to solve real world problems and transform traditional business towards data driven ones. Deep Learning is just the first step towards the best AI engine of the world: the human brain!

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Science (University of Bremen, Germany)

  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) - Electrical Engineering (University of Applied Science Aschaffenburg, Germany)

  • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) - Electrical Engineering (University of Applied Science Aschaffenburg, Germany)

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