Dr. Michael Pfeiffer


Head of AI Research at Bosch Research at Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI)


Michael Pfeiffer is the Head of AI Research at Bosch Research and the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) in Rennigen. BCAI is the leading AI research lab in the European industry, and works in fields such as perception for automated driving, reinforcement learning, embedded AI, dynamics modelling, manipulation robotics, neuro-symbolic AI, or natural language processing, targeting real-world applications in the broad product spectrum of Bosch. BCAI is closely collaborating with top academia worldwide, including Carnegie Mellon University, Tsinghua University, Cyber Valley, or the University of Amsterdam. From 2018 to 2021 Dr. Pfeiffer was a senior manager for embedded deep learning at BCAI. Prior to joining Bosch in 2016 he was a group leader at the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. He holds an undergraduate degree in Technical Mathematics and a PhD in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology in Austria. In his research Michael Pfeiffer has combined machine learning and computer vision with insights from computational neuroscience. His research has resulted in novel concepts for training spiking neural networks, allowing fast and efficient applications for event-based vision and neuromorphic engineering. At Bosch his research focus has been on novel deep-learning based concepts for processing automotive radar data, and on developing hardware-aware automated machine learning tools and concepts that allow efficient implementations of powerful deep learning algorithms on embedded hardware.