8th International ScaDS.AI
Summer School 2022

We are happy to announce that the German Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig) will host the 8th International Summer School on AI and Big Data from from 11.07 – 15.07.2022. The summer school aims at graduate students, Ph.D. students, researchers as well as practitioners starting or being active in the areas of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and/or Big Data. Within the program, we offer inspiring insights into various research areas by internationally recognized and well known speakers. Beside some highlights from our center, we also will have presentations by colleagues from the network of German AI competence centers.

Date and Location

The event will take place from 11.07 – 15.07.2022 in Leipzig at

Radisson Blu Hotel, Leipzig
Augustusplatz 5-6
D-04109 Leipzig, Germany


This year we pick five major topic areas from ScaDS.AI and invite international experts to Leipzig to introduce to you to the field and give insights to latest developments in research. However, we also welcome speakers from the fields of graph AI and AI-driven entity resolution.

Program & Highlights

The summer school will provide opportunities to exchange ideas and to discuss the topics with other participants and speakers. Within our program we will offer plenty of time to get in contact with the speakers and allow you to ask questions. Moreover the summer school hosts several social activities such as a city walk and a dinner in a traditional restaurant. This way, participants will be able to get to connect and partner with other international practitioners and researchers.

8th International ScaDS.AI Summer School Poster session

In addition to the official program items, we are planning a poster session. We will facilitate the presentation of 30 scientific projects of the participants in small pitch talks. If you are interested in participating in the poster session, please send your poster in A2 format and a short summary of the project to scads.ai.events@uni-leipzig.de. We will then provide you with further information.

Daily program

Program Monday 11.07.22

TimePersonInstitutionTitle of presentationTopic
13:30 - 14:00
Prof. Erhard RahmLeipzig Univ. GermanyWelcome and overview ScaDS.AI
14:00 - 15:00
Prof. Christian BizerUniv. of Mannheim, GermanyTraining Transformer-based Entity Matchers using the Web as Supervision
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:30Daniel ObraczkaLeipzig Univ. GermanyConnecting the Right Dots: Entity Resolution on Knowledge
16:30 - 17:15
Prof. Ihab IlyasUniv. Waterloo, CanadaHoloClean and Kamino: Structured Learning for Data
Cleaning and Private Data Generation
19:00 - 20:30City-WalkCity-WalkCity-Walk

Program Tuesday 12.07.22

PersonInstitutionTitle of presentationTopic
9:00 - 9:40Leonie WeißweilerLMU Munich, GermanyLeveraging Highly Multilingual Data for Language Understanding
9:40 - 10:20
Prof. Iryna Gurevych
Haritz Puerto
TU Darmstadt, GermanyQuestion Answering
10:20 - 11:00Yamen Ajjour Leipzig Univ. Germany
11:30 - 12:30Dr. Jelena Mitrović
Passau Univ. GermanyComputational Rhetoric Approach to Solving Complex NLP Tasks
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30Prof. Peter Christen
Dr. Anushka Vidanage
Australian National UniversityLinking Sensitive Data: Approaches and Vulnerabilities
14:30 - 15:00
Martin FrankeLeipzig Univ. GermanyScalable, secure and reliable PPRL solutions with PRIMAT
15:30 - 16:30
Prof. Rainer MühlhoffOsnabrück Univ. GermanyPredictive Privacy: Collective Privacy Challenges by AI and Big Data
16:30 - 17:15Dr. Mete Akgün Tübingen Univ. GermanyPrivacy-preserving collaborative training of kernel-based machine learning methods
17:15 - 18:30PostersessionPostersessionPostersession

Program Wednesday 13.07.22

PersonInstitutionTitle of presentationTopic
9:00 - 10:00Prof. Isabel WagnerDe Montfort University, UK
Quantifying privacy: challenges, pitfalls, and ways forward
10:00 - 11:00
Prof. Anne Lauber-Rönsberg TU Dresden, GermanyA Legal Framework for AI
11:30 - 12:30Prof. Esfandiar Mohammadi
Univ. Lübeck, Germany
Tight composition bounds for strong utility-privacy tradeoffs
in privacy-preserving machine learning
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30Dr. Olga Zolotareva
Mohammad Bakhtiari
Univ. Hamburg, GermanyFeatureCloud: a privacy by design platform for
federated learning in biomedicine and beyond.

14:30 - 15:30
Prof. Sayan MukherjeeUniv. Leipzig, GermanyChallenges in modeling 3D images in Biomedicine
16:00 - 17:00
Dr. Carsen StringerJanelia Research Campus,
Solving cellular segmentation with limited data with Cellpose
19:00 - 21:00Boating-TourBoating-TourBoating-Tour

Program Thursday 14.07.22

PersonInstitutionTitle of presentationTopic
9:00 - 10:00Prof. Manja MarzFSU Jena, GermanyNeural networks for molecular biological classification
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30Dr. Martin WeigertEFPL Lausanne, SwitzerlandMachine-learning based microscopy image analysis
11:30 - 12:30Dr. Carsten MarrInstitute of AI for Health
Helmholtz Munich
Artificial intelligence in computational hematopathology
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30Dr. Anna R. PoetschTU Dresden, GermanyPredicting mutations with AI in Genomics
14:30 - 15:30Paul A. JohnsonLos Alamos National
Laboratory, New Mexico,
Probing Earthquake Faults with AI
15:30 - 16:00
Jannes MünchmeyerGFZ Potsdam, GermanySeisBench - Lessons learned from building a library for
machine learning in seismology
16:30 - 17:00
Jack WoollamKIT, GermanyThe evolving landscape of AI in seismology | Common
perspectives and trends
19:00-21:00Summerschool DinnerSummerschool DinnerSummerschool Dinner

Program Friday 15.07.22

PersonInstitutionTitle of presentationTopic
9:00 - 9:30Dr. Teja KattenbornLeipzig Univ. Germany
9:30 - 10:00Dr. Paul Bodesheim Jena Univ. GermanyMachine learning for upscaling, event detection, and biodiversity monitoring
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30Prof. Miguel MahechaLeipzig Univ. Germany Data cubes uncover spatiotemporal dynamics in the Earth system
11:30 - 12:30Dr. Jakob ZscheischlerUFZ Leipzig GermanyData science for understanding extreme events in the Earth system
12:30 - 13:30


We offer an early-bird reduction of the fee to 250 euros (registration until 19.06.2022)

  • Standard price: 300 euros
  • Special Offer Master students (limited contingent): 40 euros
  • Special Offer Associated partners and German AI-centers: 250 euros

The early-bird and standard ticket includes the day’s catering and the social program. Travel costs and accommodation are covered by the participants themselves.

We would like to offer highly qualified Master’s students a reduced entrance fee of 40 euros. If you are interested, please send us a letter of motivation to the following address: scads.ai.events@uni-leipzig.de.


We can offer a call-off contingent of 40 rooms to rent for a reduced fee of 70 euros. If you are interested in staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel Leipzig, please fill in the linked document and send the completed form by email to info@radisson-leipzig.com or by fax to +49 341 21 46 847.

If you prefer to stay in another hotel, we have the following overview of some hotels that can be booked independently. The price refers to an overnight stay in a single/double room.

– Motel One Leipzig, Nikolaistrasse 23, from 79€.

– Arthotel Ana Symphony, Hainstraße 21, from 100€.

– Abito Suites, Grimmaische Straße 16, from 129€.

Hotel selection from www.booking.com, prices may vary, last checked April 2022.
We recommend booking as soon as possible.



The summer school is organized by ScaDS.AI (Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence) Dresden/Leipzig as a center for Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data and one of five new AI centers in Germany funded under the federal government’s AI strategy and is to be established as a permanent research facility in cooperation with the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) e.V. at the Leipzig University.

Dr. Eric Peukert
Administration Director ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig
Dr. René Jäkel
Administration Director ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Technische Universität Dresden
Prof. Dr. Erhard Rahm
Director ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel
Director ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Technische Universität Dresden


Jana Bendigs
Communication Management ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig
Nicole Spieß
Project Assistance ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig, Universität Leipzig