Max Welling

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 62.


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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

Vacancies AMLAB

Assistant Professor in Geometric ML at AMLAB

Research Chair (full prof or associate prof) at AMLAB

Contact Info

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
UVA webpage,
AMLAB webpage