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Date and Venue
November 27, 2023
Rosensäle of Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Fürstengraben 27, 07743 Jena

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ELLIS Unit Jena in collaboration with the Carl-Zeiss Foundation

Our program kicks off with a warm welcome and inspiring words from distinguished guests, setting the stage for an eventful day.
Look forward to three outstanding scientific keynotes and the presentation of all AI projects supported by the Carl-Zeiss Foundation, where they will showcase their latest developments. During the breaks between program sessions, there will be ample opportunities for networking and engaging discussions.


08:30 – 09:00 | Arrival

09:00 – 09:15 | Opening

09:15 – 09:45 | Words of greetings

09:45 – 09:55 | History of the Carl-Zeiss Foundation (CZS)

09:55 – 10:30 | Morning Break

10:30 – 10:50 | Impulse lecture
Prof. Dr. med. Nils Opel | Jena University Hospital

10:50 – 12:00 | CZS Supported AI Projects

A virtual “Werkstatt” for digitization in the sciences
Dr. Maha Shadaydeh (FSU Jena), Dr. Sheeba Samuel (FSU Jena), Dr. Bettina Färber (FSU Jena)

Projekttitel Multi‐Generation Smart Community (mGeSCo)
Prof. Dr. Christian Erfurth (EAH)

Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence (ZAKI)
Prof. Dr. Dirk Schmalzried (EAH)

AI tools for the development of future-proof steels
Prof. Dr. Maik Kunert (EAH)

CZS Endowed Research Group Leader: Polymers in Energy Applications” at HIPOLE
Dr. Kevin Jablonka (FSU Jena)

12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch and Networking 

13:00 – 13:20 | Impulse lecture 
Prof. Dr. Miguel Mahecha | University of Leipzig

13:20 – 14:15 | CZS Supported AI Projects

Interactive Inference
Prof. Dr. Joachim Giesen (FSU Jena)
Title will be announced soon
Prof. Dr. Alexander Breuer (FSU Jena)

CZS Endowed Research Group Leader: Integrating Knowledge and Machine Learning in Earth System Science
Dr. Shijie Jiang (MPI-BGC)

AI-based microbiome analysis in aging (microAIome)
Dr. Melike Dönertas (FLI)

14:15 – 15:00 | Afternoon Break

15:00 – 15:45 | CZS Supported AI Projects

CZS Endowed Professorship for artificial intelligence in neural systems imaging
Prof. Dr. Ilona Croy (FSU Jena)

Visualisation and Explorative Data Analysis
Prof. Dr. Kai Lawonn (FSU Jena)

Sensorised surgery: Optically guided precision surgery through real-time AI-interpreted multimodal imaging with continuous sensory feedback
Prof. Dr. Orlando Guntinas-Lichius

15:45 – 16:15 | Capstone Talk
Prof. Dr. Jochen Triesch | Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
Taking „time“ to learn about objects and categories

16:15 – 16:25 | Closing Remarks and Summary

16:25 – 17:45 | Farewell and Networking

AIXSciences is organized by the ELLIS Unit Jena in cooperation with the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung