Maximilian Beck

Maximilian Beck

PhD Student

Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

About me

Hi, there. I am Max. I recently started my PhD in Machine Learning at the Institute of Machine Learning JKU Linz. Before that, I studied Mechatronics and Information Technology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (BSc and MSc) and completed a one-year exchange at San José State University in Computer Engineering. During my studies, I have worked as student research assistant at the FZI Research Center for Information Technology and the Institute of Production Science, KIT.

  • Deep Learning and Neural Networks
  • Decision-Making and Control in Robotics
  • Autonomous Driving
  • MSc Mechatronics and Information Technology, 2017-2021

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  • Computer Engineering, 2018-2019

    San José State University (Exchange Student)

  • BSc Mechatronics and Information Technology, 2014-2017

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


Master Thesis
Sep 2020 – Apr 2021 Karlsruhe, Germany
Title: Motion Planning for Automated Vehicles in Uncertain Environments Application of Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDPs) in the domain of automated driving and implementation of a POMDP planner for interactive urban intersection scenarios.
Student Research Assistant
Nov 2019 – Jul 2020 Karlsruhe, Germany
Software development for computational geometry applications in C++ and Python. Development of packages for visibility computations using CGAL for a simulation environment in the field of automated driving
Student Research Assistant
Jan 2017 – Aug 2018 Karlsruhe, Germany
  • PLC programming of tool change, pallet change and other peripheral functions for a Siemens SINUMERIK840D CNC control of a machining center of Type DMC 60H
  • Conception and design of a test rig for visual measuring of position accuracy in industrial robots