Bernd Frauenknecht

M. Sc.

Doctoral Researcher

Bernd Frauenknecht
Lehrstuhl für Data Science im Maschinenbau


Building: 6050

Dennewartstraße 27

52068 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 92060

Since July 2021, I am a PhD researcher at the Institute for Data Science in Mechanical Engineering (DSME) of RWTH Aachen University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Trimpe. Prior to that, I did a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master‘s degree in automation engineering at RWTH Aachen University. During my master studies, I stayed for one semester at Washington University in St. Louis, USA .

My research focuses on developing machine learning and especially reinforcement learning methods for the control of complex mechatronic systems as they occur for instance in the automotive domain. A goal of my research is to develop algorithms that are tailored to the requirements arising from such real-world applications. These include amongst others, good transferability of strategies learned in simulation to the physical system, data efficiency, and the use of expert knowledge.