Michael Affenzeller as Guest Lecturer in Las Palmas
Michael Affenzeller spent the better part of last week at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. He was invited by Carmen Paz Suárez Araujo, the university’s vice head of internationalization, to hold a guest lecture in her PhD seminar and discuss future collaboration opportunities between our research groups.
Carmen Paz and her group conduct research in the area of artificial neural networks (ANN) with a special focus on (bio-)medical applications and hybrid algorithmic variants. We found that their research on modeling Alzheimer's Disease and related forms of dementia via ANN might tie in nicely with the heuristic dementia models developed by researchers around long-term HEAL member and bioinformatics research group head Stephan Winkler. Our groups are currently preparing a joint research proposal in that area, which will be submitted to the funding agency within the next couple of months. As usual, we will keep you posted about new developments on our homepage.