About Us

At Luminovo, we're on a mission to accelerate technological progress.

Our two founders met at Stanford University and started our journey as an AI consulting firm helping European businesses develop more intelligent software. Our clients included Volkswagen, Daimler, Infineon, Linde, P7S1 and more. Today, our sole focus is on using our talents to build more collaborative, data-driven and automated software in the electronics industry, bringing the technical innovations of tomorrow to life.

The name Luminovo (“new light”) is a play on the famous quote by our machine learning professor Andrew Ng: “AI is the new electricity.” With this as our motto, we strive to bring new light to the established processes for manufacturing and designing electronic products.

Our current team is made up of electrical engineers, data scientists, software engineers, machine learning experts, product enthusiasts and business talents from all around the world.

Find out more about the faces behind Luminovo below.

The Team Behind Luminovo

Timon Ruban

Timon Ruban

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

Founder
Sebastian Schaal

Sebastian Schaal

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Sebastian graduated top of his class with an MSc in electrical engineering from TU Munich and the CDTM. During his second 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.

Founder
Sebastian Schuon

Sebastian Schuon

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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.

‍Chairman
Aljoscha von Bismarck

Aljoscha von Bismarck

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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
Tomas Ostaševičius, PhD

Tomas Ostaševičius, PhD

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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 Jahnen

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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
Erin Bacsy

Erin Bacsy

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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.

People Operations Manager
Patrick Perner

Patrick Perner

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Patrick co-founded a startup in the gig economy space, engaged as COO in the management team of a Geo-AI startup in Munich, supported to set up a tech incubator, and hustled hand in hand with the founders of Westwing Home & Living as business development manager. He graduated from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) & Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in economic sciences.

Growth Manager (Freelance)
Dr. Bonnie Chow

Dr. Bonnie Chow

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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
Alexander Jesipow

Alexander Jesipow

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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
Marilena Sedlmaier

Marilena Sedlmaier

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Prior to her stint at Luminovo, Marilena has completed an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk where she could gain experience in Marketing, Finance, Sales and many other business fields. Right now, she is studying Geography and Economics at LMU Munich.

Administrative Assistant
Alexander Abstreiter

Alexander Abstreiter

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Alexander graduated top of his class with a MSc in Computer Engineering and focus on Data Science from the Polytechnic University of Turin. Before joining Luminovo, he built his own telemedicine startup which got accepted into the HAG venture accelerator. In his Master’s thesis, Alexander applied AI methods on data from ShareNow for predicting future positions of car sharing vehicles.

Deep Learning Engineer
Dr. Angelo Canzaniello

Dr. Angelo Canzaniello

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Angelo graduated with an MSc from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in Industrial Engineering & Management. Before joining Luminovo, he has been engaged in big data analytics applications in the supply chain management context during his PhD and co-founded a startup in the food tech space.

Growth Manager
Maksym Petyak

Maksym Petyak

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Maksym graduated from the University of Oxford with a MSc in Computer Science. He has worked on applications of deep learning in medicine as part of a research group at Oxford and in Mirada Medical - a company providing deep learning contouring solutions for medical imaging.

Deep Learning Engineer
Christopher Hogg

Christopher Hogg

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With experience leading Frontend development at a number of startups, Chris was thrilled to be given the opportunity to help develop the Luminovo Product. After completing a Bachelor's in Geography at Cambridge, Chris moved to Germany for his Masters, where he developed a passion for creating user-friendly web applications.

Front-End Developer
Benedikt Ummen

Benedikt Ummen

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After three years as an Investment Manager at a Swiss VC, Benedikt couldn’t resist the urge to now get his hands dirty at the frontlines as Luminovo’s Finance & Operations Manager. He traveled the Ancient Silk Road in an electric car and is still involved in a couple of Swiss startups. In 2014, he graduated from ETH Zurich as a mechanical engineer (BSc).

Finance & Operations Manager
Lukas Krumholz

Lukas Krumholz

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Lukas graduated with a MSc in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (among the top 3%). During his studies, he focused on Machine Learning & Data Analytics and did research in the field of predicting taxi trips with deep learning in his master thesis. Before joining Luminovo, he worked as a data scientist at a software startup and at BCG.

Solutions Engineer
Phillip Kemper

Phillip Kemper

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Phillip currently studies Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University. Next to studying, he started working as a Developer for a Software Consultancy right after high school. During his semester abroad at Complutense University of Madrid, he started digging himself into Machine Learning. He also has a passion for NoSQL Databases.

Software Engineer Intern
Ronja Seiffert

Ronja Seiffert

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Ronja holds a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Human Decision Making from Maastricht University. Prior to Luminovo, she has worked with behaviour change consultancies around the world analysing target groups and developing measurably effective comms strategy and content.

Marketing & Growth Strategy Intern
Alessio Gallucci

Alessio Gallucci

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After collecting experience in Talent Acquisition at Amazon, Alessio decided to do his Master's in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at LMU. With his background in experimental research and human behavior, he then became interested in user experience and joined NavVis as a UX-Design working student, where he got to work on diverse projects ranging from UX Research to pixel-perfect UI-Design.

Digital Product Designer
Justus Murke

Justus Murke

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Justus holds a BSc in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Management & Technology at TU Munich. Prior to joining Luminovo, he supported the investment team of our partner Cherry Ventures and has gained experience in business development at Arabesque and BASF, as well as in strategy consulting at BCG.

Entrepreneur in Residence
Ghania Riaz

Ghania Riaz

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Ghania holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Software Engineering and is currently doing her Master’s in Informatics at TUM with a major in Software Engineering. Prior to joining Luminovo, she had several working student positions, for example at Siemens focusing on cybersecurity, and at Infineon focusing on frontend technologies.

Frontend Developer Intern
Jan-Hendrik Damm

Jan-Hendrik Damm

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Jan graduated top of his class with a degree in Industrial Engineering from the RWTH Aachen. He pursued studying management and technology with a major in computer science at the TU Munich and is also part of the CDTM program. Prior to joining Luminovo, he worked as a consultant at McKinsey and as a product manager at the Singaporean fintech start-up StashAway.

Product Management Intern

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