After receiving his Ph.D. from Karlsruhe University, Germany Michael Berthold spent over seven years in the US, among others at Carnegie Mellon University, Intel Corporation, the University of California at Berkeley and – more recently – as director of an industrial think tank in South San Francisco. Since August 2003, he holds the Nycomed-Chair for Bioinformatics and Information Mining at Konstanz University, Germany where his research focuses on using machine learning methods for the interactive analysis of large information repositories in the Life Sciences.
Most of the research results of Michael Berthold's group are made available to the public via the open source data processing platform KNIME. In 2008 Michael Berthold co-founded KNIME.com AG, located in Zurich, Switzerland. KNIME.com offers consulting and training for the KNIME platform in addition to an increasing range of enterprise products.
Michael Berthold's unique expertise in both academic and industrial data analytics is emphasized by numerous invitations to deliver keynotes at both high caliber academic conferences (a.o. PKDD, PAKDD, ICMLC) as well as more application centered conventions (SAS DM, PKDD).