My name is Clemens JS Schaefer and I am a 4th year PhD student in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. My doctoral advisor is Dr Siddharth Joshi. Last summer (2021) I interned at Google LLC in the QKeras and ASML Team.

My research interest focuses on brain-inspired computing. In particular on enhancing the energy-efficiency of training and deploying neural network (NN) models using neuroscience-inspired algorithms, which improve NN’s suitability to low-precision operation and parallelization. My goal is to find new ways for computers to learn more efficiently by developing cutting-edge brain-inspired computing hardware and algorithms.

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.