Prof. Dr. Thomas Kopinski
Professor, University of South Westphalia
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kopinski is leading the data science lab at the University of applied sciences South Westphalia, Germany. He is currently responsible for two large data science projects, one embedded in the field of predictive maintenance for automobile parts (3y funding, ~800.000€) and the deconstruction of nuclear power plants within the context of energy transition in Germany (3y funding, ~1.5M€). A team of six data scientists are currently engaged in these projects applying machine learning techniques to solve complex research tasks under his supervision. Before that he was engaged in a wide range of research and industry-related projects in the scope of machine learning. He has +12y of experience in teaching, all related to computer science, machine learning and mathematics and is enthusiastic towards passing on his knowledge he gathered during his work both in the industry and in academia.
Thomas Kopinski has gathered experience in the industry e.g. working as a freelancer in the mobile tech industry and was responsible for the acquisition of new customers as well as in concepting and the realization of smart application for mobile devices. He earned his PhD from the Université Paris-Saclay where he developed a hand gesture recognition system using deep learning techniques.