Johannes Günther

Johannes Günther

Research Scientist

Dr. Johannes Günther is a Research Scientist at Amii, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the Computer Science department of the University of Alberta, and an active contributor to both the RLAI Lab and the BLINC Lab at the university.

Johannes’ research focuses on the intersection of machine learning and real-world applications from the industrial engineering domain. He has worked with companies across North America, Europe and Japan on the application of machine learning to challenging industrial problems, including IREPA laser, Kinexon, Rehabtronics and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

In 2014, Johannes was the first researcher to suggest a combination of deep learning and general value functions to successfully address key needs in production engineering, and has contributed a range of new ways to integrate machine learning, deep learning and reinforcement learning into existing control systems while catering to the specialized needs of the control engineering domain.

Johannes has also taught extensively at the undergraduate and graduate level, enabling students to apply new machine learning knowledge to real-world data. He has provided hands-on thesis supervision for 17 graduate students to date, is the author of a diverse set of peer-reviewed contributions in journals and conferences, and is regularly invited to serve as a reviewer or program committee member for venues such as IEEE TNSRE, BioRob, AAAI and ICLR.

Johannes received a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart in 2011, a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Munich in 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Klaus Diepold, and in 2020 completed his postdoctoral training in reinforcement learning under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Pilarski at the University of Alberta.

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