My name is Clemens JS Schaefer and I am a 5th year PhD student in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. My doctoral advisor is Dr Siddharth Joshi. The last two summers (2021 and 2022) I interned at Google LLC in the Core ML team and the ASML team both times working on quantization.

My research interest focuses on quantization of deep neural networks and brain-inspired computing. In particular on enhancing the energy-efficiency of training and deploying neural network (NN) models using hardware aware quantization as well neuroscience-inspired algorithms (e.g. spiking neural networks).

I obtained an undergrad degree in Business Administration (specialisation in Economics) from the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and a Masters in Computational Finance from the University College London, during that time I was a scholarship holder of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. For more details refer to my CV.

Also, check out this blog post to learn more about my quantization research and its relevance.