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

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University of Tübingen

University of Tübingen
Department of Computer Science
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Maria-von-Linden-Strasse 6
D - 72076 Tübingen

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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, associate professor in 2011 and full professor in 2014. Since 1.5.2018 he is Bosch endowed Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Tuebingen.

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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