Alexander von Canal

AI specialist at Leibniz-IZW
Over the course of my life I developed a great interest in many fields of science: applied and abstract, natural and technical. Especially my passion for wild animals has followed me my whole life. Right now our biosphere is in great danger and I am happy to work in this interdisciplinary research team, trying to tackle some of the ecological problems with the tools science provides.

Alex is a theoretical physicist with 1.5 years AI research experience at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin. He received his Master’s degree in theoretical statistical physics at the FU Berlin in 2021. Within GAIA, Alex works on building and improving AI applications for behaviour prediction of Common Ravens in the area of Yellowstone National Park, USA. The Raven dataset was provided to the GAIA Team by Dr. Matthias-Claudio Loretto, a behavioural biologist with a main focus on movement ecology.

Professional Experience

During MSc at FU berlin research on simulating non-linear and non-Markovian time series in the context of theoretical molecular spectroscopy. From 2021-2023 PhD student at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin Adlershof, with research focus on multivariate/AI applications for spectroscopy data analysis, specifically for classification of chemical compounds in rocks.


2017-2021: MSc (physics), Freie Universität Berlin

2012-2017 BSc (physics), Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München