Mr. Birbaumer studied physics at ETH Zurich with a focus on theoretical and mathematical physics. In 2005, he completed his studies at ETH Zurich with a thesis on conformal field theory. In 2010, he received his doctorate from the Institute of Systems Biology at ETH Zurich on computer-assisted image analysis and pattern recognition in large biological image datasets, genetic networks, and agent modeling of virus particles. In 2011, as a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of System Design at ETH Zurich, he developed agent models for the movement of viruses and bacteria in cells. On September 1, 2011, he moved to Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts as a lecturer in mathematics and physics. At the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, he completed the Certificate Course in Higher Education Didactics in 2013 and the Excellence in Teaching Course in 2016. Between 2013 and 2019, Mr. Birbaumer was a member of the Matura Commission of the Canton of Lucerne and worked as a physics and mathematics expert. Since 2019, Mr. Birbaumer has been the Profile Coordinator for Data Science in the Master of Science and Engineering program. In 2022, Mr. Birbaumer received the Executive Certificate in Innovation and Strategy from MIT.