About

My name is Christof Bless and I am a PhD candidate at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

I am working on the boundary of metascience, decentralized systems and artificial intelligence. My goal is to find technical solutions to problems of the current scientific workflow such as bias, irreproducibility of results and broken incentive mechanisms.

Bio

In 2018 I finished a Bachelor degree in Computational Linguistics at the University of Zurich with minor programs in Neuroinformatics and Philosophy. During that time I became quite invested in programming and Natural Language Processing. In the months following my graduation, I worked at several start-up companies in Zürich and Düsseldorf, Germany developing distributed machine translation infrastructure, neural sentiment analysis models and commercial chatbots.

University of Zurich

After that, I moved to Innsbruck, Austria to continue my education and started a master degree in Computer Science. I worked at the Semantic Technology Institute there and had the possibility to place my first publication at a conference. I finished my studies in 2022 after some enjoyable years in this city with its mountainous surroundings which offer loads of opportunity for outdoor sports which are my favorite past-time activity.

Recently, I have moved close to Lucerne in Switzerland and I am persuing a doctoral degree. In my research I want to solve problems of the modern scientific workflow such as bias, irreproducibility of results and misdirected incentive mechanisms. More and more on this is going to find its way into the blog posts and my publications. Let me know if you want to discuss any of the ideas in there!