In the period from November 2018 to April 2022, Matheus Leusin worked as a research associate (doctoral student) on his dissertation thesis on "Technological Change and Absorptive Capacity: An Evolutionary Perspective of Artificial Intelligence" in addition to tasks in teaching. Additionally, he was a member of the Diginomics Research Group. He successfully passed his doctoral colloquium on June 17, 2022.
His cumulative dissertation thesis examines in three empirical studies the worldwide emergence and diffusion of technologies linked to Artificial Intelligence (AI) using patent data. The thesis provides a comprehensive overview of the technological development of AI, how this development was reflected on countries’ exploration of this technology, and how the most recent wave of AI development affects the innovative activities of firms that introduce AI innovations. He has published his results in the journal "World Patent Information", among others.
As of August 2022, Matheus Leusin will continue his scientific career as a postdoctoral researcher in the Evolutionary Economics working group at the University of Bremen. Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christian Cordes, he will also pursue an habilitation.