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Mr Jurgen Popp

Profile summary

Professional biography

Academic education

2001 : MSc Geology (FU Berlin) - Thesis: "Geostatistical structure analysis and grade estimation of the quality parameters CaO and SiO2 of the magnesite ore deposit Hohentauern, Austria." and "Geological map of Tseria and surroundings, Messinian Mani, Peleponnes, Greece)."

2008 : MSc Economics (Fernuni Hagen) - Thesis: "Customer segmentation and analysis of subscribers of the Financial Times Deutschland - Comparing K-Means vs. Kohonen Networks."

2022 : BSc Physics (Open University) - Project: "Positive and negative feedback from AGN jets on star formation in gas-rich galaxies."

Industry experience

Various specialist's and management roles in Analytics, Data Science and Machine Learning in the last 20 years for companies in Germany and Iceland:

  • Tchibo GmbH (retail/FMCG)
  • Gruner + Jahr AG & Co. KG (news and magazines)
  • Consultancy
  • XING AG / New Work SE (professional social network)
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Digital GmbH (internet, media and TV)
  • CCP Games hf (computer games)


Research interests


  • Galaxy evolution and feedback mechanism

  • Star formation

  • Machine Learning

  • Deep Learning


"Unravelling The Mysteries Of Giant Star-forming Clumps Using Deep Learning."


Galaxy zoo DESI: large-scale bars as a secular mechanism for triggering AGN (2024)
Garland, Izzy L; Walmsley, Mike; Silcock, Maddie S; Potts, Leah M; Smith, Josh; Simmons, Brooke D; Lintott, Chris J; Smethurst, Rebecca J; Dawson, James M; Keel, William C; Kruk, Sandor; Mantha, Kameswara Bharadwaj; Masters, Karen L; O’Ryan, David; Popp, Jurgen and Thorne, Matthew R
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ((Early access))

Galaxy Zoo DESI: Detailed morphology measurements for 8.7M galaxies in the DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys (2023-12)
Walmsley, Mike; Géron, Tobias; Kruk, Sandor; Scaife, Anna M M; Lintott, Chris; Masters, Karen L; Dawson, James M; Dickinson, Hugh; Fortson, Lucy; Garland, Izzy L; Mantha, Kameswara; O’Ryan, David; Popp, Jurgen; Simmons, Brooke; Baeten, Elisabeth M and Macmillan, Christine
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 526(3) (pp. 4768-4786)