Felix Petersen
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Researcher in the department of Computer Science at the University of Konstanz.

I am highly interested in computer science as well as mathematics and physics. Specifically, my research areas are Machine Learning for mathematics and computer vision.

Currently, I am working in the Visual Computing Group (Prof. Oliver Deussen) as well as in the Information Science Group (Prof. Bela Gipp).

In the past, I was working, i.a., at TAU, DESY, PSI, and CERN.


May 2021 Our paper "Differentiable Sorting Networks for Scalable Sorting and Ranking Supervision" was accepted to ICML.

Apr 2020 Presenting my research @ Brown University (Apr 20)

Mar 2020 Research stay @ University of Rhode Island

Feb 2020 Presenting my research @ FAIR and Google Research in Paris

Dec 2019 Presenting @ NeurIPS: AlgoNet: C Smooth Algorithmic Neural Networks for Solving Inverse Problems

Nov 2019 Science Slams in Ulm (Nov 26) and in Reutlingen (Nov 27)

Nov 2019 I am honored to receive the Konrad-Zuse-Jugendpreis


My main research interests are differentiable algorithms, weakly supervised learning, and analytical propagation of distributions through neural networks.

Differentiable Sorting Networks for Scalable Sorting and Ranking Supervision
Felix Petersen, Christian Borgelt, Hilde Kuehne, Oliver Deussen
in Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2021)

AlgoNet: C Smooth Algorithmic Neural Networks
Felix Petersen, Christian Borgelt, Oliver Deussen

Pix2Vex: Image-to-Geometry Reconstruction using a Smooth Differentiable Renderer
Felix Petersen, Amit H. Bermano, Oliver Deussen, Daniel Cohen-Or
Towards Formula Translation using Recursive Neural Networks
Felix Petersen, Moritz Schubotz, Bela Gipp
in Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM), 2018
LaTeXEqChecker - A framework for checking mathematical semantics in LaTeX documents
Felix Petersen
Presented in the Special Session of the 11th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM), 2018


Media Coverage

campus.kn article about my Schülerstudium (studying while in school):
English: “At university, knowledge counts more than age” – “Im Gespräch” interviews Felix Petersen, who completed a Schülerstudium
German: „An der Uni ist die Expertise wichtiger als das Alter“ – Im Gespräch mit Schülerstudium-Absolvent Felix Petersen


Südkurier article about me as a 19 years old PhD student: Dieser junge Mann ist 19 Jahre alt – und schreibt gerade seine Doktorarbeit. Über ein hochbegabtes Talent der Konstanzer Uni


German TV: Short interview about my participation at Jugend forscht: „Jugend forscht“: Hamburger Schüler stellen Forschungsprojekte vor


Südkurier article about my work at DESY: Streng geheimes Forschungsprojekt: 17-jähriger Informatik-Student entwickelt neuartigen Röntgenlaser

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Maths Workshop + Individualized Maths Introduction

WS 2019/2020 and WS 2020/2021


Tutor: Analysis and Linear Algebra

SS 2019 and SS 2020

MLP and CG

Seminar: Current Trends in Computer Graphics (+ Neural Networks, and Mathematical Language Processing)

WS 2019/2020


Tutor: Discrete Mathematics

SS 2017 and SS 2018


Tutor: Programming Course 1 (Java)

WS 2016/2017 and WS 2017/2018

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