In his dissertation, Alexander Hagg attempts to enable divergent thinking, intuition and reflection with the help of artificial intelligence. In co-creative processes, a machine proposes solutions for engineering optimisation problems. The human selects and feeds the machine with new, resulting ideas. In this way, the machine learns the preferences of the human. The dissertation titled "Hierarchical Surrogate Modeling for Illumination Algorithms" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Alexander Asteroth. The cooperating university was the Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands (Prof. Dr. Thomas Bäck). Alexander Hagg received a scholarship of the department of computer science for his doctoral studies in 2017.
So what's next? Currently, Alexander Hagg is still employed at H-BRS. He is now working in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Technical Journalism in a post-doctoral position, continuing in his field of research, finding broader applications and passing on his knowledge to students in courses and lectures.
In the podcast "Abenteuer Promotion" with Eva Tritschler, Alexander Hagg, who originally comes from the Netherlands, tells us more about his personal career, but also about co-creative processes beyond engineering, e.g. in art. Interested? Click here to listen to the podcast (German language).