Djork-Arne Clevert


Djork-Arne Clevert

2022 2022 Speaker | Circle

Dr. Djork-Arné Clevert has a background in computer science and received his doctorate on machine learning for computational biology. In 2022 he accepted a global role as VP, Head of Machine Learning Research within Pfizer Research. Prior to that, he was seven years in pharmaceutical research at Bayer and became Director, Head of Machine Learning Research in 2019.
He was a senior scientist in the prestigious Hochreiter Lab at the Institute of Bioinformatics at Johannes Kepler University from 2007 to 2015. He has been Co-PI in several large projects with pharma industry, in particular, transcriptome analysis and statistical genetics with Johnson and Johnson and Merck Serono Geneva, respectively. His research has mainly been concerned with microarray data in earlier years. Later he shifted this research focus to the prediction of biological effects of compounds with methods, such as, deep neural networks. A highlight of his Marie Curie fellowship was the introduction of the Exponential Linear Units (ELUs), which has become a de-facto standard in the field of deep learning. Dr. Clevert is the author of over 60 research articles, scientific reviews, and book chapters with more than 9000 citations in total and released the Open Source software packages FARMS, cn.FARMS, RFN and Img2Mol.

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