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Innovators & Game changers


Innovators & Game changers

At XAIN, we build solutions that bring enterprises to the forefront of AI utilization. We tackle the dilemma of unlocking the full power of AI without compromising data privacy. XAIN’s origin was a joint research project by CEO Leif-Nissen Lundbaek and  Imperial College London Professor  as well as CTO at XAIN  Michael Huth.

Research is in our DNA and today serves as our driving force for further innovation. XAIN aims to solve some of the biggest challenges in the research field of privacy-preserving AI, particularly focusing on Federated Machine Learning.

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Our team

Born around the globe. At home in Berlin.


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Originated in academic research, we believe that the technological advancements of AI will bring tremendous value to humanity. Our drive lives by the principles that our AI work should be humancentric, deliver the highest quality at precision and be completely trustworthy and transparent. In order to achieve this, we are proud to have a diverse team with various backgrounds. While XAINies come from all over the world, our home is at the heart of Europe: Berlin. Our values are European, our benchmark is excellence and our spirit is team work with fun.
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It works on my machine

It works on my machine

Code First. Our team is made up of two thirds of engineers. And we love it.
Blood, Sweat and Tears

Blood, Sweat and Tears

Roughly 656 matches of Mario Kart have been fought so far. But who's counting, as long as it's fun.
Happiness management

Happiness management

To wind down, we like to walk our office doggo Lou through the Tiergarten and play some nice fetch.
Grab a cold one

Grab a cold one

Radler is our favorite office drink. Which is why we make sure we always have enough of it stocked in the fridge.

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Our Founders


Leif-Nissen Lundbæk (Ph.D.)

Leif-Nissen Lundbæk (Ph.D.)

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Leif-Nissen Lundbæk (Ph.D.) is Co-Founder and CEO of the technology company XAIN AG. His work focuses mainly on algorithms and applications for privacy-preserving artificial intelligence. In 2017, he founded XAIN AG together with Professor Michael Huth and Felix Hahmann. The Berlin-based company aims to solve the challenge of combining AI with privacy with an emphasis on Federated Learning.

Before founding XAIN Leif-Nissen Lundbæk has worked with Daimler AG and IBM. He studied Economics at the Humboldt University in Berlin, received his M.Sc in Mathematics at Heidelberg University, an M.Sc. with distinction in Software Engineering at The University of Oxford and obtained his Ph.D. in Computing at the Imperial College London.

Professor Michael Huth (Ph.D.)

Professor Michael Huth (Ph.D.)

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Professor Michael Huth (Ph.D.) is Co-Founder and CTO of the technology company XAIN AG and teaches at Imperial College London. His research focuses on Cybersecurity, Cryptography, Mathematical Modeling, as well as security and privacy in Machine Learning. He served as the technical lead of the Harnessing Economic Value theme at PETRAS IoT Cybersecurity Research Hub in the UK.

Professor Huth studied Mathematics at TU Darmstadt and obtained his Ph.D. at Tulane University, New Orleans. He worked at TU Darmstadt, Kansas State University and spent a research sabbatical at The University of Oxford. Huth has authored several scientific publications and is an experienced speaker on international stages.

Felix Hahmann

Felix Hahmann

Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Co-Founder

Felix Hahmann is Co-Founder, Scrum Master and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at XAIN AG. As an experienced software developer and project manager, he founded XAIN AG together with Professor Michael Huth and Leif-Nissen Lundbæk in 2017.

XAIN won the first Porsche Innovation Contest and has already worked successfully with Porsche AG, Daimler AG, Deutsche Bahn, and Siemens.

Felix Hahmann started his career at E.ON and IBM in system administration, software development as well as project management and also worked at the Daimler Factory Berlin. He has studied computer science in Berlin.

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