Senior Researcher, Techlab Manager
Nürnberg Institut für Marktentscheidungen
Rene Schallner is senior researcher and techlab manager at the Nuremberg Institute for Market Decisions (NIM), founder and anchor shareholder of GfK SE.His primary focus lies in the application and development of modern technologies and methods, such as Deep Learning, in the areas of Emotional Speech Synthesis and Computer Vision, and their application on mobile and edge devices and social robots. Within 15 years of international work as a self-employed software engineer, he transitioned from the telecom industry via the medical-engineering sector into the field of market research. There he spent the first three years with smartphone data encryption and analysis at GfK SE, before joining the NIM in 2016.