Dr. habil. Georges Hattab is the Visualization Group Leader at the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Public Health Research at the Robert Koch Institute since 2022. He is currently an Adjunct Professor (Privatdozent) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Freie Universität Berlin.
He studied Computer Science, i.e., Bioinformatics, and completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Paris Diderot University, part of Université de Paris, France. He subsequently started his PhD studies at the Faculty of Technology of the Bielefeld University, Germany. He was supervised by Prof. Tim W. Nattkemper and Prof. Tamara Munzner, and advised by Prof. Martin Ester as part of the German-Canadian DFG International Research Training Group GRK 1906. He obtained his Ph.D. rerum naturalium in 2018. Until 2019, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the field of computational medicine, particularly surgical translational research. His work took place at the National Center for Tumor Diseases, NCT in Dresden and in collaboration with the German Cancer Research Center, DKFZ in Heidelberg, Germany. Afterwards, he led the junior group of Analytics and Visualization at the Philipps-Universität Marburg and headed the Bioinformatics division with the mentorship of Prof. Dominik Heider; where he finished his habilitation thesis in 2021 and obtained the Venia Legendi in 2022. Since 2023, he is an Adjunct Professor (Privatdozent) at the Freie Universität Berlin.
Georges Hattab views research as a systematic investigation into and a study of scientific problems to establish facts or theories to challenge or extend existing knowledge. His motivation is to facilitate interdisciplinary research, and teach aspects of the scientific method to reach successive approximations of reality.
Georges Hattab, curriculum vitae.