Hendrik Purwins


AI Lead in Accenture’s DACH Emerging Technology & Growth Group. My areas of expertise comprise artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, and signal processing, and the ability to innovate by thinking across domains. I enjoy solving complex practical problems in interdisciplinary contexts with machine learning. I joined Accenture in June 2019, having previously worked as Associate Prof. at Aalborg University Copenhagen, Head R&D, PMC Technologies, as Lecturer and Visiting Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, as (Senior) Researcher at TU Berlin (Machine Learning, Neural Information Processing and Neurotechnology Groups), Stanford University, McGill University, and IRCAM, Paris. I have 20+ years of work experience, primarily delivering milestone R&D contributions in applying AI to solve prominent practical problems in audio information retrieval, game development, automated audio-visual content generation, mechatronics, and brain computer interface. I hold a diploma degree (best possible grade 'sehr gut' in all subjects & thesis) in mathematics from University of Münster and a Ph.D. from the CS/EE Department at TU Berlin, funded by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. I have a strong publication record (87 papers) in top-tier journals & conferences (IEEE, PLR, JNE, NIPS), I am an experienced teacher (1000+ h) and project manager in applied AI. Within AI, my specialization lies in deep learning, transfer learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, Bayesian learning, online learning and few-shot learning applied to audio, mechatronics, and medical data.