Andreas Trügler

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About myself

I am a theoretical physicist working at the interface between machine learning, artificial intelligence and cryptography.

Andreas Trügler

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I’m especially interesed in quantum machine learning, homomorphic encryption schemes and AI applications in physics and climate research.

For almost a decade I was working more or less solely on numerical simulations in plasmonics and theoretical nanophysics, where I mostly dealt with electromagnetic fields and electron oscillations at the nanoscale. Check out my textbook on plasmonics if you want to know more.

I obtained my PhD in the group of Ulrich Hohenester in 2011. I continued to work at the Institute of Physics in Graz for several years and also spent time abroad during resarch stays in Italy, Spain, Canada and France.

In June 2020 I obtained my Venia Docendi (habilitation) in theoretical physics and applied mathematics.

From Physics to AI and Cryptography

In 2018 I co-founded the swedish data science company ATSEDA AB, where we are working on machine learning algorithms, neural networks, and AI solutions for earth observations based on satellite and remote sensing data. At the moment we are organizing the transfer of ATSEDA from Sweden to Austria. Since October 2019 I’m also employed at the Know-Center in Graz where I’m leading a research project about privacy-preserving, explainable, data-driven AI.

Title image: Sermilik Fjord, Greenland 2018, © Andreas Trügler

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Research Interests


I'm a scientist and researcher working on privacy-preserving machine learning applications.