Laurenz Sommerlad
Robotics & Machine Learning Engineer at WARR
Munich, Germany

Extremely passionate about AI, Robotics, and Entrepreneurship 🚀 I built my first software projects at 12, had a student-led startup at 15, and joined a technical high school majoring in CS & Math the following year after my US exchange. - Academic track record (Top 2% at TUM and Abitur 1.0) - 2+ years working as a Software Engineer (working student) - Leading a 14-week equity-free AI startup incubator at e.V. - Building an Autonomous Mars Rover for the European Rover Challenge in 2024 with WARR Space Robotics I love sports (weight training, martial arts/ wing chun, Marathons, Technical Diving/ Cave Diving, Wakeboarding, Snowboarding, and soon Ironmans) and learning languages (French, Spanish, Japanese & Arabic). Determined to make the world a better place by solving the most challenging problems with technology.

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LMU Hospital
Jun 2024 - Jul 2024 (1 month)
Munich, Germany
Machine Learning Researcher
Writing my first research paper at LMU Hospital on the prediction of rare child diseases using federated learning-based Graph ML techniques on knowledge graphs containing patient phenotypes, genes, and proteins.

Advisor: Dr. Bastian Rieck (Principal Investigator of the AIDOS Lab at the Institute of AI for Health and the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus of Helmholtz Munich)
machine learning pytorch python graph machine learning research numpy scikit learn jupyter notebook deep learning anaconda
1 year 2 months
Munich, Germany
Head of Venture Department
Mar 2024 - Jul 2024 (4 months)
Leading a cross-functional team of 20+ students in the Venture Department, organizing a 14-week equity-free AI startup incubator, the AI E-Lab, including workshops, speaker series, networking events, mentors, and pitch competitions at e.V.

Our successful past participants are raising their pre-seed rounds and enrolled in/ getting support from Y Combinator, EWOR, Entrepreneur First, CDTM, TUM Venture Labs, and more.
Please reach out if you are interested in investing or cooperating with us!
machine learning startups leadership
Task Force Lead | Venture Department
May 2023 - Mar 2024 (10 months)
Our vision is to establish as a catalyst for driving the AI innovation landscape in Munich and empower the emergence of successful AI startups with potential for massive global impact.

At the Venture Department we empower the next generation of AI entrepreneurs by providing the support, resources, and connections they need to bring their innovative ideas to life. Our signature project at the Venture Department is building the AI Entrepreneurship Lab (AI E-Lab), the first AI startup incubator for students in Germany.

- Task Force Lead Marketing & Analytics @ Venture Department
- Startup Coach & Organizer of the AI Entrepreneurship-LAB (Startup Incubator)
- Podcast Host & Producer "Startup Success Stories"
- Organizer of the ETH Munich Hackathon AI Track
- AIxWEB3 Panel Discussion Moderator at TUM Blockchain Conference
machine learning startups leadership
9 months
Munich, Bavaria Current workspace
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Robotics & Machine Learning Engineer
Oct 2023 - Present (9 months)
Building an Autonomous Mars Rover for the European Rover Challenge 2024

- Implementing perception and motion planning capabilities using Python, C++, OpenCV, Pytorch, ROS2, Nav2, RViz, Gazebo, Docker and Git
- Developing embedded software with Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin, RGBD cameras, Lidar, IMUs, wheel encoders, and more
Machine learning computer vision path planning ROS2 python c++ RViz Gazebo opencv docker embedded ros nav2
Head of Partners & Sponsors / PR at Space Robotics
Oct 2023 - Present (9 months)
WARR is Germany's leading space-tech R&D student organization, working on cutting-edge projects in space exploration and engineering.

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CanAi Consultant | Makeathon 2023
Apr 2023 - Apr 2023
Our web-based chatbot was developed in a timespan of 40 hours at the Makeathon 2023.

It combines the strengths of ChatGPT, Cohere Summarizer, and a detailed questionnaire to deliver optimal results, providing feasible AI use cases tailored to each customer's needs.
Software/Game Development
Jan 2016 - Jul 2020
● At the age of 12 I started my journey in Computer Science with recreations of my favorite games
● Battleship, Snake, Pong, Tetris, Super Mario Bros, Pokémon
Battleship Spiel mit JavaFX UI
Jun 2020 - Jun 2020
Kleine Java Implementierung von dem klassischen Battleship-Brettspiel mit Hilfe von JavaFX

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Technical University of Munich
Bachelor of Science - BS, Information Systems
Oct 2022 - Present Gems of Computer Science for Top 2%, Student Initiative, WARR Space Robotics

The Department of Computer Science promotes the best two percent of its students by a special talent program. The promotion confronts the students with open and especially difficult issues in Informatics. We focus on the topics of Machine Learning and Robotics. (Self-driving cars, mobile robotics, bionic limbs and graph theory)

- Focus on AI/ML and Robotics
- Learning Japanese & Arabic
Theodor-Litt-Schule Gießen
Abitur, Mathematics & Computer Science
Aug 2019 - Jul 2022
Grade: 1.0

Activities and societies: vice elected representative of the pupils, philosophy club, city student council delegate, graduation committee
Moreno Valley High School
High School Diploma (not accredited)
Jan 2019 - Jun 2019
Grade: GPA of 4.3

Activities and societies: Track & Field, French Club, Advanced Programming

● Best in class of 554 Students
● Summa Cum Laude and Academic Excellence Award
● 10th grade exchange student taking 12th grade honors classes
School of Niederwalgern
Middle School
Aug 2016 - Dec 2018
CEO and Co-Founder of the student company "MyPotato", Technology AG, Make-IT-Safe AG, Piano AG, Spanish AG, Wakeboard AG
Steinmühle - Schule & Internat
5. - 7. Klasse
Jan 2013 - Jan 2016
Französisch Intensiv Kurs Niveau C1
Aug 2022
edX Professional Certificate in Computer Science for Artificial Intelligence
Jan 2022
edX Verified Certificate for CS50's Introduction to Artificial Intelligence with Python
Jan 2022

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