Saarland University, Machine Learning Group, Fak. 6 - Mathematik und Informatik, Campus E1 1, 66123 Saarbücken, Germany     

Machine Learning Group
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science - Saarland University


Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Saarland University

Building E 1 1, Room 225/226
Universität des Saarlandes
Postfach 15 11 50
D - 66041 Saarbrücken

phone: +49 (0) 681 302 57328



Matthias Hein is professor of mathematics and computer science at Saarland University. He got his diploma in physics from the University of Tübingen in 2002 and his PhD in computer science with the thesis "Geometrical Aspects of Statistical Learning Theory" from the University of Darmstadt in 2005. Between 2002 and 2007 he was member of the Empirical Inference group of Bernhard Schölkopf at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics (now MPI for Intelligent Systems) before he joined Saarland University as an assistant professor in 2007. In 2011 he got tenure at Saarland University.

His research interests are in machine learning, statistics and optimization and the application of machine learning to problems in bioinformatics, computer vision and other fields in computer science and the natural sciences. His work and that of his students got best paper awards at the top machine learning conferences: COLT 2005, AISTATS 2007 and NIPS 2008. In 2011 he received the German Pattern Recognition Award and in 2012 he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant. He has been area chair for NIPS, ICML, AISTATS and COLT and program chair of GCPR 2013. Since 2013 he is action editor for the Journal of Machine Learning Research.




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