Issue: 01/2023

Spotlight – Sophie is curious!

Five questions for four doctoral students: Johanna Schrader

Johanna, what are you working on right now?

I am currently working on a project to predict the outcome of cochlear implant (CI) surgery.

What do you find particularly exciting about your work?

Since AI outcome prediction is an interdisciplinary project, I work closely with experts from very different fields such as medicine and human genetics. This allows me to expand my personal knowledge beyond my background as a computer scientist. At the same time, my work here can have a direct and tangible impact on people’s quality of life.

What made you decide to do a PhD?

In my previous job as a research assistant, I experienced AI in the biomedical field as a fascinating field in a challenging environment with inspiring and highly motivated people. I want to have a positive impact on the world and people’s lives, and I figured that scientific research is the best way to achieve this.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to be active. My favourite sport is weightlifting, and I like to go for walks with my friends.

What is your favourite place in Hannover?

The area around the Maschsee lake and the Maschteich pond, because it’s a great place to go for a walk and there are nice events like the Maschsee festival in the summer.

The questions were asked by Sophie Boneß.

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Johanna Schrader

Johanna Schrader started her PhD at L3S in January 2022.

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Sophie Boneß

Sophie Boneß is a communications staff member. Among other things, she is in charge of the Leibniz AI Lab.