We are the eXpandable AI Network

Researchers. 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.

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.
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.

Introducing

Our Founders

Leif-Nissen Lundbæk

Leif-Nissen Lundbæk

Chief Executive Officer

Academically trained as a mathematician, Leif-Nissen Lundbaek’s work focuses mainly on algorithms and applications for privacy-preserving artificial intelligence.

In 2017, Leif developed the eXpandable AI Network (XAIN) as a cyber-security protocol that combines AI with privacy paradigms. Since then, his company has won multiple awards, such as the Porsche’s first-ever Innovation Contest, and worked successfully with many blue-chip companies.

Leif-Nissen received his M.Sc. in Software Engineering at University of Oxford with distinction as well as an M.Sc. in Mathematics at Heidelberg University.

Prof. Michael Huth

Prof. Michael Huth

Chief Technology Officer

Michael Huth is CTO of XAIN AG and a Professor of Computer Science at Imperial College London. He is a Diplom-Mathematiker (TU Darmstadt, Germany) and obtained his Ph.D. in 1991 (Tulane University of Louisiana, USA).

His research focuses on cybersecurity (notably the interplay of trust, security, risk, and economics), as well as security and privacy in machine learning. Michael served as the technical lead of the Harnessing Economic Value theme at PETRAS IoT Cybersecurity Research Hub in the UK.

Professor Huth is an active research and product advisor within London’s cybersecurity startup scene.

Felix Hahmann

Felix Hahmann

Chair of Supervisory Board

Felix Hahmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Project Manager at XAIN, started his career at E.ON and IBM in system administration, software development and project management.

After graduating in Computer Science, Felix continued his career as an IT Project Manager at the Daimler Factory Berlin (Mercedes-Benz).

After leading various projects that provided him with first-hand experience of artificial intelligence and DLT technology, in 2017 Felix co-founded and set up XAIN as a company together with Leif-Nissen and Michael. He was appointed chairman of the supervisory board in 2019.

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Innovation is a dialog and lives off collaboration and constant rethinking of the status quo. We aim to contribute to the academic community as well as to the AI landscape with original ideas and valuable impulses. That is why we constantly publish articles and share updates regarding our technology, events and general industry developments. To receive all information first-hand, follow us on Medium, Twitter and LinkedIn.