K. Mielke MSc (Konrad)
Department of Environmental Science
Faculty of Science
Radboud University Nijmegen
Telephone: (+31) 024-365 3270
P.O. Box 9010 (box 89)
6500 GL Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Huygens building (room 02.609)
6525 AJ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
From 2012 to 2017, Konrad studied physics at TU Dortmund University. During his master, he specialised in astroparticle physics and machine learning. In his master's thesis, he applied deep neural networks to measurements of the gamma-ray telescopes MAGIC.
In his PhD project, Konrad will work on the development of causal discovery algorithms for the application to observational ecological data. Although the availability of large amounts of observational ecological data has grown significantly, controlled experiments remain the Gold standard. However, these are often unethically or too costly. Current statistical causal discovery methods are not routinely applied to real-world ecological problems, because they typically rely on assumptions that are not satisfied in practice. Konrad's project aims to bridge the gap between state-of-the-art causal discovery algorithms and their application to observational ecological data.
Last update: 20th November 2017