"Together with colleagues from other research fields, my working group is investigating methods of research data management and analysis using current machine learning techniques. The aim of this is to find patterns and thereby obtain new findings. As problems from the fields of medicine, engineering or archaeology, for example, often cannot be solved using existing techniques, we need to develop new methods of data analysis. Examples of issues include analysis of blood test results to detect metabolic diseases or predict routes taken by prehistoric footpaths through the Alps using archaeological discoveries. It is the interdisciplinarity of these projects that I find especially rewarding, as it often provides me with detailed insight into the thoughts of other researchers."
Peer Kröger, 46 years old, born in Kösching. Since October 2020: Professor of Information Systems at Kiel University. Previously professor and director of the Data Science Lab at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich). 2004: Doctoral degree, 2009: Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification) at LMU.