Prof. Dr. Max Welling is a research chair in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam and a VP Technologies at Qualcomm. He has a secondary appointment as a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). He is co-founder of “Scyfer BV” a university spin-off in deep learning which got acquired by Qualcomm in summer 2017. In the past he held postdoctoral positions at Caltech (’98-’00), UCL (’00-’01) and the U. Toronto (’01-’03). He received his PhD in ’98 under supervision of Nobel laureate Prof. G. ‘t Hooft. Max Welling has served as associate editor in chief of IEEE TPAMI from 2011-2015 (impact factor 4.8). He serves on the board of the NIPS foundation since 2015 (the largest conference in machine learning) and has been program chair and general chair of NIPS in 2013 and 2014 respectively. He was also program chair of AISTATS in 2009 and ECCV in 2016 and general chair of MIDL 2018. He has served on the editorial boards of JMLR and JML and was an associate editor for Neurocomputing, JCGS and TPAMI. He received multiple grants from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, NSF, NIH, NWO and ONR-MURI among which an NSF career grant in 2005. He is recipient of the ECCV Koenderink Prize in 2010. Welling is in the board of the Data Science Research Center in Amsterdam, he directs the Amsterdam Machine Learning Lab (AMLAB), and co-directs the Qualcomm-UvA deep learning lab (QUVA) and the Bosch-UvA Deep Learning lab (DELTA). Max Welling has over 250 scientific publications in machine learning, computer vision, statistics and physics and an h-index of 59.
Appointments & Affiliations
Research Chair & Full Professor AMLAB, UvA.
Vice President Technologies Qualcomm
Senior Fellow Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Co-director of QUVA Lab & DELTA Lab
Supervisory Board Amsterdam Data Science
Member Executive Board NIPS
University of Amsterdam
Faculty of Science
Science Park 904
Postbus 94323, 1090 GH Amsterdam
Office Phone: 0205258256
Podcast Interview TWIML & AI
Podcast Interview Gigaom
Response to Sutton’s “Bitter Lesson”
–Interview in Trouw
-Hour long interview at BNR national radio
–Piece in NRC Live on how to leverage AI
-Optreden DWDD University op 16 januari 2019 met Robbert Dijkgraaf.
-Opening keynote at NRC Live on April 11 2019
-Presentation at Science and Cocktails in Paradiso on April 8 2019.
–Nationale AI Cursus is van start. (mijn interview met Jim Stolze)
–Mijn presentatie bij Inscience 2018, Nijmegen.
-Keynote Dutch Machine Learning Conference op 13 maart 2019.
Opening ICAI (innovation Center for AI) on Oct 19, 2018.
My new book Over Leven met Kunstmatige Intelligentie was presented at the opening of ICAI on Oct. 19 2018.