About the workshop

Federated Learning is an evolving Machine Learning technique that allows several parties to collaboratively train Deep Neural Networks without sharing their data. The workshop will focus on the security and privacy of Federated Learning and how adversaries can be defeated that attempt to inject a backdoor into the resulting Deep Neural Network.

Plattform Lernende Systeme, Systems Security Lab and IBM Watson Center invite you to a common AI Coding Workshop in Munich. You’re a Bachelor’s or Master’s student or a Young Professional eager to learn more about AI and Machine Learning? Apply now for our AI Coding Workshop!

15th of February 2024
10:00 – 18:30
IBM Watson Center | Innovation Studio | Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 6 | 80807 Munich

Besides basic programming skills in any imperative programming language, you only need to bring a passion for computer science and security aspects.

This AI Coding Workshop is designed for Bachelor's and Master's students, PhD-Candidates and Young Professionals.



  • 10:00 – 10:30
  • Arrival and welcome to the AI Coding Workshop
  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • Introduction: Basics of Federated ML part I
  • 12:00 – 13:15
  • Break | Talks @ IBM Innovation Studio
  • 13:15 – 15:15
  • Hands-On-Session: Coding Challenges
  • 15:15 – 15:45
  • Coffee break | Talks @ IBM Innovation Studio
  • 15:45 – 17:45
  • Hands-On-Session: Coding Challenge and Basics of Federated ML part II
  • 17:45 – 18:30
  • Presentation: Coding Workshop winners


Erduana Wald | Pia Schroeder

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

Andrea Martin

Phillip Rieger | Alessandro Pegoraro


When do I get feedback about my application?

We will inform you right after the application deadline.

Do I need to bring something?

You’ll need your own laptop. We’ll take care of food and beverages.

Who can I contact for further information?

You can write an e-mail to Pia Schroeder: schroeder.p@acatech.de