Richard Röttger, Professor, Dr. rer. nat.
I am a Professor for Bioinformatics at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) at the Department for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA) and head of the Computational Biology Group. I started at SDU in Summer 2014 as Assistant Professor (promotion to Associate Professor in November 2017, promotion to Full Professor in November 2022) and have since been actively researching in various kinds of machine learning of biomedical data. I furthermore spent 5 month on a Sabbatical leave at the University of Cambridge at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB) in the group of Prof. Madan Babu. Before I joined SDU, I received my PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics, in Saarbrücken for my work on Active Transitivity Clustering. I was awarded an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) PhD fellowship for my research at the Max Planck Institute. Before my PhD studies, I studied computer science at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Technology Management at the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). During my studies I had two research visits at the University of California at Berkeley at the School of Information as well as at the International Computer Science Institute where my diploma thesis originated. My thesis on the completeness of gene regulatory networks was awarded with the prestigious Siemens price.