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Leonard Günzel


Leonard Günzel

Leonard Günzel

Leonard Günzel is an intern in the SIPRI Governance of Artificial Intelligence Programme. With a background in engineering and machine learning, he supports the programme in its efforts to evaluate the risks and opportunities of AI.

Leonard gained valuable experience through collaborations with various marine and maritime institutes during his academic pursuits. Recently he shifted his focus into the field of machine learning. As he pursues his Master's degree, his objective is to merge his AI proficiency with the societal considerations that accompany its advancement, thereby contributing to a value-centered development of this technology.

Subject expertise

Maritime Engineering, autonomous vehicles, sensors and data processing

Regional expertise


German, English, Spanish

Bachelor of Science, Maritime Engineering, University of Applied Science Bremerhaven

Master of Science (ongoing), Electrical Engineering, University Bremen

External publications

Günzel, L. et al. (2022) ‘Prototyping of a tethered undersea kite to harvest energy from low velocity currents’, Frontiers in Marine Science, 9.

Günzel, L., Peters, E. and Schmidt, J. (2021) ‘Robotic Infrared Vision: Enabling operation in fog and low-light environments’, OpenAire.