Who we are

At Luminovo, we are all deep learning natives. Our current team is made up of best-in-class engineers from Stanford University, ETH Zurich, TUM and CDTM. After stints at Google, Intel, and McKinsey, our two founders met at Stanford University and decided to relocate to Munich in 2017 to help European businesses accelerate the adoption of deep learning.

The name Luminovo (“new light”) is a play on the famous quote by our machine learning professor Andrew Ng: “AI is the new electricity.” We could not agree more and see it as our mission to help our clients get the wiring right and enable them to turn on the lights.

We love to work with exceptional people on interesting problems. So far, our clients include startups from Silicon Valley, mid-sized German companies, as well as established DAX corporations.

The Core Team

Sebastian Schaal

Sebastian graduated top of his class from TU Munich and the CDTM. During his MSc at Stanford he focused on management science and machine learning. He worked as a consultant at McKinsey before returning to engineering at Intel and deep tech startups.


Timon Ruban

Timon graduated top of his class from ETH Zurich. During his MSc at Stanford he dug his heels into deep learning. He helped teach Andrew Ng’s machine learning class, applied computer vision algorithms at Google’s smart imagery team, and engaged in cutting edge research.


Sebastian Schuon

Sebastian is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He was CTO and co-founder of Stylight, which he successfully exited to P7S1. He also graduated from the CDTM and Stanford, where he published his research at leading conferences, including his work on human AI hybrid solutions.


Prof. Dr. Oliver Hoffmann

Oliver is an economist as well as an entrepreneur. He founded several successful companies and joined several advisory board positions. He graduated from TU München, the CDTM and the ETH Zurich - holding a PhD and a professorship for innovation management. With his broad academic background he adds to the topics of AI economical impact and its business application.

Lead Strategist

Marlon Metzger

Before joining Luminovo, Marlon was heading the Machine Learning department at Ada Health, where he and his team built world-leading AI for medical diagnosis. Marlon holds a Physics degree from LMU Munich and is an enthusiastic online-learner.

‍Deep Learning Project Lead

Tomas Ostaševičius, PhD

Tomas graduated from the University of Cambridge thrice. During his PhD, he came up with and implemented new multidimensional image analyses, contributing them to the open-sourced HyperSpy toolbox.‍

Deep Learning Engineer

Magnus Jahnen

Magnus holds a masters degree in Computer Science from TUM (best 10%) as well as an honours degree in Technology & Management from CDTM. In 2016, he was a visiting researcher at Stanford University before joining Mercedes-Benz to do research in the field of Deep (Inverse) Reinforcement Learning in the context of autonomous driving.

Deep Learning Engineer

Dr. Bonnie Chow

Bonnie’s first use of machine learning was to isolate the Higgs boson signal, as part of her PhD at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and CERN. She holds degrees in Physics from the University of Cambridge and has considerable experience in full-stack software engineering.

Deep Learning Engineer

Aljoscha von Bismarck

Aljoscha graduated with a BSc from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Industrial Engineering & Management. During his MSc at KIT and the ETH Zurich, Aljoscha focused on data analytics and machine learning, researching in the field of uncertainty and interpretability of convolutional neural networks. Prior to Luminovo, he worked as a Data Analyst and Research Associate in the field of strategic wargaming and competitive intelligence.

Solution Architect

Alexander Jesipow

Alex graduated with a MSc in Electrical Engineering from TUM with a focus on machine learning. Before joining Luminovo, he worked for Infineon, where his developed AI methods in gas sensing were patented. He also graduated top of his class from the Arts University Bournemouth.

Deep Learning Engineer

Nikolas Kratz

Nikolas is currently studying Management and Technology at TUM with a minor in computer science. Before joining Luminovo, he gained practical and international experience through own projects in mobile app development and his internships at Siemens and BASF Hong Kong.

Growth Manager

Erin Bacsy

Erin holds a BSc in Organisational Psychology and Statistical Research Methods from the University of Cape Town. After her studies she dedicated a year to researching sustainable development initiatives in Southern Africa. Her primary interests lie in change management psychology, psychometrics and organisational culture.

Human Resources & Recruiting Manager

Klaudia Guzij

Klaudia finished her Bachelor degree in in cooperation with IBM, where she gained experience in several sales and IT consulting projects. Before joining Luminovo, she worked at IBM Watson Internet of Things, focusing on client discovery in the field of IoT and AI. She is currently completing her MSc in Media, Management and Digital Technologies at LMU and her honors degree in Technology Management at CDTM.

Product Architect

Jan-Hendrik Damm

Jan-Hendrik graduated top of his class from a degree in Industrial Engineering at the RWTH Aachen. He pursued with studying management and technology with a major in computer science at the TU Munich and is also part of the CDTM program. He worked as a consultant for McKinsey and subsequently developed strategies for artificial intelligence at the Siemens AI Lab.

Product Architect

Benedikt Wiberg

Building his first pc at 11 years old, Benedikt lives with a passion for all things digital. After a research internship in Augmented Reality, he discovered Deep Learning and worked on projects in Computer Vision and Reinforcement Learning. After finishing his Bachelors at TUM with a thesis on Deep Neural Networks for Stereoscopic 3D Vision, he is currently enrolled in the Master of Computer Science at TUM.

Deep Learning Engineer

Arianna Dorschel

Arianna is currently completing her BSc in Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews, with a focus on Computational Neuroscience. Previously, she has done research at Tuebingen University, St Andrews Perception Lab, and Harvard Medical School. Her primary interest lies in computer vision.


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