Who We Are

Based in Germany, we are German-Chinese Association of Artificial Intelligence (GCAAI), a non-profit organization founded in 2017. We are 400+ academic researchers, industry entrepreneurs, tech leaders, who live or work in Germany or China, sharing the very same goal: boosting the exchange of education, research and public resources between Germany and China in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

We are an official registered organization in Germany. Our registration number is VR36510B, issued by the District Court Charlottenburg, Berlin.
10 years of study, research and work on AI in Germany since 2009, I understand how crucial cooperation and trust between countries are, especially with AI technology outracing institutions nowadays.

Our Mission

We believe what we love and are connected to something greater than ourselves.

Respect Craftsmanship

Who creates AI? The researchers and engineers. Their voices give us a better understanding of AI. We bring researchers and engineers from labs and offices to the center of the spot light and let them talk. We push forward the cutting-edge research on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Germany and China, by regularly hosting academic workshops, conferences, meetups and casual discussions.

Collaborate Across Borders

We help people discover the AI landscape in China and Germany, to identify opportunities for cooperation between institutes, companies and startups and to exchange best practices on questions such as creating an AI ecosystem, AI in industries or AI in mobility.

Develop Mutual Understanding

We celebrate the diversity and respect every individual from this community regardless of the background and the nationality. Together, we boost mutual understanding and friendship between Germany and China through the expansion of AI exchanges.

Our Events

AI projects in China
Jan 24 to Jan 25, 2019
At AI Masters, Berlin

AI Masters is the AI conference for marketing and e-commerce decision-makers in Germany, which was successfully launched this year. Representatives of GCAAI will give a talk on an overview of AI topics in China in the conference.


China AI night
Jan 9, 2019
At TechCode Berlin

TechCode is a Chinese startup incubator based in Germany. We have brought a panel of AI experts from both China and Germany, to share their insights and spark new thoughts.


Frontiers of AI Research
Jan 8, 2019
At UnternehmerTUM, Munich

Scholars of GCAAI and LMU Munich have given talks on frontiers of AI research. We've shared insight of Chinese AI industry and introduced cutting edge research result in Neural Information Retrieval.


Gathering at Christmas market
Dec 9, 2018
At Schloss Charlottenburg

The Winter arrived and the Christmas market just opened. Let's take the opportunity for an informal gathering (no powerpoint, no code! ;-)) and have a cup of mull wine (Glühwein) together!


Hosting German AI delegation
Nov 5 to Nov 8, 2018
At Tsinghua University, Beijing

Tsinghua X-Lab and German-Chinese Association of Artificial Intelligence co-hosted a successful German-Chinese AI forum on Nov. 5. German side: a delegation team of 30 people, Chinese side: Baidu, Inc., Tencent, JD.COM, Google China, Tsinghua University AI team, Tricorn, VIP.com and LiangDao Intelligence, showing the best part of the Chinese AI industry. 100 participants, 15 talks, 4 hours.


1st annual meeting of GCAAI
Jul 29, 2018
At Porsche Digital Lab, Berlin

More than 50 AI enthusiasts, professionals and researchers spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon, exchanging their ideas and insights on AI algorithms, developments and collaborations between Germany and China.



Our current members are mainly Chinese/German who work or study AI in Germany/China. We welcome anyone who is interested in German-Chinese AI exchange.









Board Members

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Dr. Han Xiao

Senior staff scientist at Tencent AI Lab, expert in neural information retrieval and NLP. Ph.D. (2014) and M.Sc. (2011) in computer science at Technical University of Munich. Ex-senior research scientist at Zalando from (2014-2018), creator of Fashion-MNIST.

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Raphael Kohler
Vice Chairman

Strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group, expert in digitalization and banking IT. Co-Chairman of KI Bundesverband e.V. Diploma in financial mathematics at Technical University of Kaiserslautern and National University of Singapore. China Expert.

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Prof. Dr. Hao Wu
Vice Chairman

Professor in Computational Mathematics at Tongji University. National 1000 Young Talents, ex-Head of Research Group at Zuse Institute Berlin. PostDoc (2007-2018) at Freie Universität Berlin. Ph.D. (2007) and B.Eng. (2002) in computer science at Tsinghua University.

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Dr. Kashif Rasul
Vice Chairman

Senior research scientist at Zalando Research, expert in deep reinforcement learning. Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Freie Universität Berlin and M.Sc. from Monash University in Melbourne. Lecturer of the Deep Learning class at Freie Universität Berlin once a semester.

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Shan Huang
Chief Financial Officer

Senior research engineer at Zalando, expert in statistical methods of A/B testing. Ex-machine earning engineer at SAP Innovation Center. M.Sc. of Computer Science from University of Bonn.

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Jing Yuan
Head of Public Relations

Ph.D. candidate at Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Technische Universität Berlin. M.Sc. from University of Science and Technology of China and B.Eng. from China Agricultural University.

Management Team

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Lorenz Schneidmadel
Head of Finance

Serial entrepreneur

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Miao Yan
Head of Events


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PingXia Hu
Head of Business Development

University of Mannheim

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Chunyan Wu
Head of Donor Relations

CEO EASIA GmbH, German Representative of Tsinghua Uni Global Industry Institute

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Alice Chan
Head of Industry Relations

Porsche Digital Lab

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Marta Ziosi
Head of AI Initiatives

AI Policy enthusiast. Graduate in Public Policy and Philosophy at the London School of Economics. Diploma in Chinese Language for Culture and Business from the Confucius Institute for Business, London. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Philosophy from University College Maastricht/UC Berkeley.

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Djavan De Clercq
Local Chair of GCAAI Beijing

PhD student at Tsinghua University, focusing on bio-energy and machine learning. MEng (2018) Industrial Engineering & Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley; MSc (2015) Environmental Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University; BA (2013) Economics, Sciences Po Paris.

Contact Us

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