Education 1981-1991 Study of Physics and Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich and PhD in Theoretical Biophysics
Professional Experience 1991-1994 Project leader “Neural Networks at Siemens AG. 1994-1996 Assistant of the Executive Board Member R&D, Siemens. 1996-1999 Associate Professor at the Institute for Neuroinformatics of the University of Bochum. 1997-1999 Managing Director and Partner of the ZN GmbH Since 1999 Full professor and Director of the Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics, University of Lübeck.
For his PhD in Theoretical Biophysics he joined the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology of the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, USA and joined the first wave of Artificial Neural Networks Research. Besides basic research he contributed to Neural Network applications at Siemens and a number of start-up companies for face recognition, gesture control and pattern recognition. Besides technical applications he pursued modeling of detailed physiological neural network models, particularly in the context of deep sleep and memory formation.
Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience.
Ngo HVV, Martinetz T, Born J, Mölle M (2013) Auditory Closed-Loop Stimulation of the Sleep Slow Oscillation Enhances Memory. Neuron 78: 545-53.
Dorr M, Martinetz T, Gegenfurtner KR, Barth E (2010) Variability of eye movements when viewing dynamic natural scenes. J Vis 10: 1-17.
Hertel L, Barth E, Käster T, Martinetz T (2015) Deep convolutional neural networks as generic feature extractors, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN).
Martinetz T, Berkovich SG, Schulten KJ (1993) Neural-gas’ network for vector quantization and its application to time-series prediction. IEEE Trans Neural Netw 4: 558-69.
Schellenberger Costa M, Born J, Claussen JC, Martinetz T (2016) Modeling the effect of sleep regulation on a neural mass model. Journal of Computational Neuroscience 41(1): 15-28.
2004-2006 Vice dean of the Faculty of Technology and Sciences of the University of Luebeck. 2006-2008 Vice Rector of the University of Luebeck. 2007-2008 Chairman of the Senate of the University of Luebeck. 2008-2011 Vice President for research of the University of Luebeck. 2011-2013 Member of the Board of Trustees of the Max-Planck- Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany. 2014 Guest Scientist at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience of the University of California at Berkeley. 2014 – 2018 Chairman of the Senate of the University of Lübeck. since 2020 Chairman of the “Zentrum für künstliche Intelligenz Lübeck” (ZKIL). ZKIL connects more than 10 AI related computer science institutes with different clinics from the medical faculty. 2005-2015 Chairman of the German Neural Network Society Co-founder of the spin-off companies Consideo GmbH, Pattern Recognition GmbH, Gestigon GmbH.