Dr. Maximilian Poretschkin is Senior Data Scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS, where he is responsible for activities in the field of safeguarding and certification of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In this function, Dr. Poretschkin leads a large interdisciplinary research project that cooperates with the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) to develop a certification of AI-systems. Further research interests include aspects of explainability, robustness and security of artificial intelligence, as well as interdisciplinary questions. Dr. Poretschkin leads the DIN working group for certification and quality assurance of AI systems for the standardization roadmap AI and is involved in the development of the DIN standardization roadmap « Ethical aspects within standardization of artificial intelligence in autonomous machines and vehicles ». Dr. Poretschkin regularly advises companies and federal authorities on the trustworthy use of artificial intelligence.
Dr. Maximilian Poretschkin has many years of research and industry experience. Prior to his position at Fraunhofer, he worked as a consultant at the strategy consultancy Bain & Company and as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Poretschkin studied physics and mathematics in Bonn and Amsterdam and received the PhD award of the Universitätsgesellschaft Bonn in 2015 for the best dissertation of his university year. He is the author of numerous scientific publications and an alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation and the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung.