- 11.05.2023 - 10:07 

Prof. Dr. Damian Borth honoured with HSG Impact Awards 2023: Hyper-Representations: Learning from populations of neural networks

The University of St.Gallen (HSG) honours outstanding research with the HSG Impact Award each year. HSG researchers receive awards for the valuable contribution they make to society through their projects. This year the topics of sustainability, AI and climate finance are in focus.

A total of three awards will be presented. In 2023, these will go to the research project “Sustainable Aviation” by Adrian Müller, Dr Alexander Stauch, Prof. Dr Judith Walls and Dr Andreas Wittmer; to the project “Consistent and replicable estimation of bilateral climate finance” by Dr Anna Stünzi, Malte Toetzke and Florian Egli; and to Prof. Dr Damian Borth and Konstantin Schürholt for their research project “Hyper-Representations: Learning from populations of neural networks”.

The jury, consisting of practitioners and university members, evaluated applications from a wide range of HSG research disciplines: from sustainability and AI to climate finance. The prizes will be awarded during the Dies academicus next Saturday, 13 May 2023.

Learning from neural networks

At the latest since the hype around ChatGPT and the possibilities that applications based on artificial intelligence are already creating in our lives, AI is the talk of the town again. Prof. Dr Damian Borth and Konstantin Schürholt dedicated their project to the question of how we can make neural networks more secure, trustworthy and sustainable? By analysing populations of neural networks, the researchers want to find out whether there are any common patterns or structures. This would then make it possible to develop approaches and methods to train neural networks even more efficiently. This is a significant issue in relation to sustainability, but also in terms of the security and trustworthiness of the artificial instances.

Read the full article in the Newsroom of the University of St.Gallen.