In the second generation, Dr. Michael Thrun, the son of the company founder, is currently the Managing Director of IAP-GmbH, which was established in 2000.

Dr. Thrun received his diploma in Physics (2014) and his doctorate in Data Science (2017) at the Philipps-University Marburg under the chair of Databionics under Prof. Dr. habil. Alfred H.G. Ultsch . Afterward, he worked for almost two years as a Big Data Scientist for an international manufacturer. He is the author of the book “Projection-Based Clustering through Self-Organization and Swarm Intelligence ” and specializes in methods for grouping data, and predicting time series using methods borrowed from nature. Additionally, he is researching the topic of recognizing and explaining diseases with the goal of a habilitation. Currently, he holds a position lecturing on time series analysis in the Data Science program at the Philipps University of Marburg.