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I'm Timo Nachstedt.

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Being physicist by training, I am aware of both the power and beauty of new insights and inventive solutions. As such, I am passionate about contributing to the understanding and synthesis of truly intelligent systems which will revolutionize the way we live, work and move.


A highly motivated team-player with cutting-edge knowledge of natural and artificial intelligence, expert-level coding skills and no fear of responsibility and challenging tasks.

  • Fullname: Timo Nachstedt
  • Birth Date: December 19, 1987
  • Job: PhD Student
  • Website: www.nachstedt.com
  • Email: mail@nachstedt.com


It's the combination of academically acquired hard skills, enthusiasm for coding and IT, and soft skills from political commitment that I want to exploit to contribute to the future of IT and AI.

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    Coding (C++, Python, ...)
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    Artificial Intelligence
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    Linux / Unix
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    Team-Work & -Leading

More of my credentials.

In addition to my profound academical education in physics and computational neuroscience, I also gathered valuable professional experiences during internships in tech companies located in Poland and the United States. Furthermore, I took over responsibility as chairmen of the local district chapter of Europe's largest political youth organization.

Work Experience


Jan 2013 - Jun 2014

Brain Corp

Brain Corp (formerly known as Brain Corporation) is a company located in San Diego, CA, USA. It is lead by Eugene Izhikevich. When I was there, they were working on transforming their cutting-edge knowledge of neural mechanisms into solutions that revolutionize the way we interact with machines and robots. During my time with Brain Corp, I implemented variuous learning and control algorithms as well as a framework for virtual robot experiments.


Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

TeleMobile Electronics

TeleMobile Electronics is located in Gdynia, Poland. They are offering services in the area of diagnostics, tests and repairs of electronic and telecommunications devices. During my internship, I carried out a market analysis of the mobile net operators in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and designed and constructed an adaptable LC-bandpass filter.


PhD Student

Jan 2014 - Present

International Max Planck Research School for Physics of Biological and Complex Systems

I am working in the research group of Prof. Dr. Wörgötter at the Third Institute of Physics of the University of Göttingen. The working title of my PhD project is The Emergence of complex behavior out of the interaction of different memory mechanism. In particular, this refers to the learning mechanisms implementing working memory and long-term memory in neural systems. The defense is planned for September 2017.

M.Sc. Physics

Oct 2010 - Mar 2013

University of Göttingen

Research Focus: Biophysics and Complex Systems, Computational Neuroscience. I graduated in the research group of Prof. Dr. Wörgötter. Title of my Master’s thesis: Adaptive Neural Oscillator with Synaptic Plasticity for Locomotion Control of Robots. Final grade: 1.0 with honors.

B.Sc. Physics

Oct 2007 - Jul 2010

University of Göttingen

Research focus: particle physics. I graduated in the research group of Prof. Dr. Quadt. Title of my Bachelor's thesis: “Reconstruction of Z- and Higgs-Bosons in Tau-Final States with the ATLAS Detector”. Final grade: 1.1 with honors.


Jul 2000 - Jun 2007

Matthias-Claudius-Gymnasium Gehrden (Secondary School)

Core Subjects: Physics, Mathematics. I was an active member of the school orchestra by playing the clarinet. Additionally, I supervised the school webpage working group. Final grade of my Abitur: 1.0.  



Jan 2014 - Jan 2016

Junge Union Göttingen

The Junge Union is Europe's largest political youth organization. As the chairman of the Göttingen district chapter with approximately 400 members my tasks included organizing of events and discussion and the regular board meetings as well as maintaining the contact to the superior and subordinate organizations and the representatives of the CDU party, including the local member of the German parliament

Board Member

Apr 2013 - May 2015

CDU Göttingen

As a board member of the town chapter of the CDU party in Göttingen, I was involved in the regular meetings and trend-setting decisions of the board. I helped organizing events and actively participated in the different election campaigns.


Check out Some of My Private Works.

I love solving problems. And I love to code and to get to know new techniques and best practices. From time to time, I stumble up on a problem which I feel I can solve by a bit of creativity and coding effort. Here, you find a selection of the outcomes.


My Academic Impact.

During the work on both my Master's thesis and my PhD thesis, I actively shared my results with the scientific community in peer-reviewed conferences as well as in well-established scientific journals. In addition, I contributed to the work of colleagues and collaboration partners.

First Authorships

Fast Dynamical Coupling Enhances Frequency Adaptation of Oscillators for Robotic Locomotion Control

Nachstedt T, Tetzlaff C, Manoonpong P. Frontiers in Neurorobotics 11, 2017.

Adaptive neural oscillators with synaptic plasticity for locomotion control of a snake-like robot with screw-drive mechanism

Nachstedt T, Wörgötter F, Manoonpong P, Ariizumi R, Ambe Y, Matsuno F. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013.

Adaptive Neural Oscillator with Synaptic Plasticity Enabling Fast Resonance Tuning

Nachstedt T, Wörgötter F, Manoonpong P. In: Villa A.E.P., Duch W., Érdi P., Masulli F., Palm G. (eds) Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning – ICANN 2012. ICANN 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7552. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Learning and Chaining of Motor Primitives for Goal-Directed Locomotion of a Snake-Like Robot with Screw-Drive Units

Chatterjee S, Nachstedt T, Tamosiunaite M, Manoonpong P. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 12(12), 2015.

Stability analysis of a hexapod robot driven by distributed nonlinear oscillators with a phase modulation mechanism

Ambe Y, Nachstedt T, Manoonpong P, Matsuno F. Proceedings of IEEE/RJS International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS), 2013.


Adaptive Neural Oscillator with Synaptic Plasticity for Robot Locomotion Control

Master's thesis. Submitted to the Faculty of Physics of the University of Göttingen in March  2013.

Reconstruction of Z and Higgs Bosons in Tau Final States with the ATLAS Detector

Bachelor's thesis (German). Submitted to the Faculty of Physics of the University of Göttingen in July 2010.


Experience on Three Continents.

Besides of travelling to explore the world, I also had the chance to gather valuable cultural experiences about both working and everyday life while working on projects in various exciting parts of the planet.

Hobbies and Interests

My Spare Time Activities.


Soccer, Tennis, Running, Bicylcing


Youth Politics Engagement


Coding, Creative Work


Pop & Rock, Concerts, New Music


Pizza, Pasta, Barbecue


Ballroom Dance

I'd Love To Hear From You.

If you think that I might fit into your business or in case of any other questions, I would be delighted to receive your message.

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Where to find me

Beethovenstr. 23
37085 Göttingen

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Phone: (+49) 551 29148463
Mobile: (+49) 151 20483133
Fax: (+49) 322 26464407