Max Welling

Prof. Dr. Max Welling
is a research chair in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam.  He has secondary appointments at the University of California Irvine and at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). He is co-founder of “Scyfer BV” a university spin-off in deep learning. He received his PhD in ’98 under supervision of  G. ‘t Hooft and held postdoctoral positions at Caltech with P. Perona and, UCL & U. Toronto with G. Hinton.  Max Welling has served as associate editor in chief of IEEE TPAMI from 2011-2015 and has been program chair for AISTATS (’09), NIPS (’13) and ECCV (’16) and general chair of NIPS in 2014. He received an NSF career grant in 2005 and is a recipient of the ECCV Koenderink Prize in 2010 and the best paper award at ICML 2012. Welling’s machine learning research labs are AMLAB and QUVA Lab.

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I will present two public Lectures on AI in Laren on May 11 [pdf]  (all revenue will be donated to Alpe d’Huzes [pdf])

New: Vacancy assistant prof. in DeepRL

University of Amsterdam
Faculty of Science
Informatics Institute
Science Park 904
Postbus  94323, 1090 GH  Amsterdam
Room C3.259
Office Phone: 0205258256
email: welling.max@gmail.com/m.welling@uva.nl
UCI webpage,  UVA webpage,
AMLAB webpage
QUVA webpage

Other Affiliations:
University of California Irvine
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research 

Scyfer BV

Research Chair AMLAB section IvI
Co-director of QUVA Lab
Director of joint UvA/VU Master AI Program 
Supervisory Board Amsterdam Data Science
Member Executive Board NIPS
Associate Editor in Chief TPAMI (ended 2015)

 Recent Highlights

-MOOCs on AI & Deep learning, video1 video2
-FD Columns: 2Sept16, 1Oct16, 29Oct16, 12Nov16, 3Dec16, 14Jan1728Jan1725Feb17
NRC Live Opinie Stuk
My TEDx Talk
Panel Discussion Deep learning at ICML 2016
Interview NRC Handelsblad April 29 2016
by Bennie Mols
-Three hour VPRO Marathon Interview with Jelle Brandt Corstius
-Two articles in the Dutch newspaper Financieel Dagblad on the impact of AI and Big Data on society [pdf] [pdf]
A Primer on Deep Learning with my NEDAP video presentation

For full paper listings see my:
UCI webpage or
UVA webpage or
UVA personal webpage