Welcome to our Feodor Lynen Fellow Dr. Frank Sommer

On June 1, 2024, Dr. Frank Sommer has joined the Algorithms and Complexity group with a prestigious Feodor Lynen postdoc fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Frank has received his PhD in 2022 from Philipps-Universität Marburg in Germany, and has worked as a postdoc researcher at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in Germany. In his one-year project at TU Wien he will investigate machine learning models such as decision trees and neural networks by exploiting specific input structures leading to input parameters which can be assumed to be small in practice. Together with his host Dr. Manuel Sorge, they will initially tackle these problems in theory by studying the parameterized complexity of these problems. Afterwards, they plan to implement the most promising algorithms they discovered.

We thank TU Wien for supporting a part of Frank's fellowship.