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WAI Aachen


The Aachen chapter was founded in April 2023 by the founding members, all from the RWTH University. However, our community is growing beyound the university and we welcome everybody interested in supporting women and other minorities in AI.

About Us

Meet The Team


Julia Mann née Hoerner

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Aachen City Lead

Managing Director at RWTH AI Center


Christina Büsing

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Prof. for Combinatorial Optimization, RWTH Aachen University


Selin Aydin

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PhD Candidate at Software Construction Research Group, RWTH Aachen University


Idil Esen Zulfikar

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PhD Candidate at Computer Vision Group, RWTH Aachen


Leonie Neuhäuser

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Doctoral Researcher in the Computational Network Sciences Group at RWTH Aachen University


International Women's Day Special

"Her AI Story: Inspiring Journeys in Artificial Intelligence"

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On this International Women's Day, we invite you to celebrate the brilliance and resilience of women in the field of AI.

Join us on March 8, 2024, 17:00-18:30 in Skylounge (Templergraben 55, Aachen) for inspiring three talks by:

  • Laura E. Slade, CIO at Catch GmbH

  • Irina Weiß-Avetisyan, AI Strategy & Business Analyst at TECHNOLOGIQUE

  • Julia Mann, Managing Director at RWTH AI Center

Empower, Engage, Excel!

Immerse yourself in the inspiring narratives of leading women shaping the future of AI. Our distinguished speakers will share profound insights, recount challenges, and highlight triumphs from their extraordinary careers in the realm of artificial intelligence.

After the event, we will go out for drinks.

No registration is required.

Past events

Christmas Talks & Social


Join us for our first series of talks on 28 November 2023, 17:00 - 18:00 in Skylounge (Templergraben 55, Aachen).

Selin Aydin will present on "Experimenting with Jupyter Notebook - Do's and Don'ts", and Dr. Julia Kowalski will talk about "Societal Challenges Datathon as a Teaching Format – Joint Participation in an ‘Equity in Healthcare’ Challenge".

After the event we will be heading to the Aachen Christmas Market.

No registration is required. You can join for either of the events or for both.

Meet & Greet Picnic


Want to meet the founding team and other community members? Join us for a very informal picknick on 25 August 2023, 18:00 on the Greens of Elisengarten in Aachen.

There will be no official program, just meet, chat, and connect with likeminded. Feel free to bring your own food and/or drinks.

If it's raining, we'll meet at the Eiscafe Elisenbrunnen for an ice cream and/or a coffee.

No registration is required.

Kickoff Event

To officially announce our Women in AI Aachen chapter, we’d like to invite you to our very first event on 14 June 2023, 18:00-19:30 CET, Skylounge, RWTH main building (Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen)

Please register for the event as we have limited spaces.


If you're interested in our activities, please sign up to our mailing list by sending an email to:

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