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Dr. Alexander von Lühmann


Technische Universität Berlin
Machine Learning / Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA)

Marchstr. 23, 10587 Berlin

Dr. Alexander von Lühmann
Dr. Alexander von Lühmann

Dr. Alexander von Lühmann

Research Group Lead

Alexander von Lühmann is currently the head of the independent research group “Intelligent Biomedical Sensing (IBS)” at BIFOLD, Machine Learning Dept, TU Berlin. He is also a visiting researcher at the Neurophotonics Center of Boston University (BU NPC) and Chief Scientific Officer at NIRx Medical Technologies. Previously, he was R&D director at NIRx, post-doc at BU NPC, visiting researcher at the Martinos Center of Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, and Chief Technology Officer of Crely, a US-Singapore-based healthcare startup. He received his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) with distinction in 2018 from Technische universität Berlin (TU Berlin) and the M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2014/11.

2022 Early Investigator Award, Society for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (SfNIRS)
2019 BIMoS PhD Award, Berlin International Graduate School in
Model and Simulation based Research (BIMoS), TU Berlin
2018 Klee-Award (3rd), German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT)
2014 -
Research scholarships by ML Department, TU Berlin | Scholarship + Research fellowship
at BIMoS TU Berlin
2012 Winner Innovation Academy Biotechnology, BMBF


The IBS lab develops instrumentation and machine learning methods for unobtrusive sensing of signals from the brain and in the body, and extraction of relevant biomarkers. We try to assess mental states (e.g., stress or fatigue) but also physiological health and risk-factors. Greatly simplified: We are working towards a smartwatch for the brain. 

DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung | German Institute for Standardization)

SfNIRS (Society for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy)

VDE (Verband Der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik und Informationstechnik| Association of Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies)

OPTICA (formerly OSA)

OHBM (Organization for Human Brain Mapping)