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engineer , computer scientist

Bernhard Schölkopf, German science association director. Achievements include development of machine learning methods. Recipient J. K. Agarwal Prize, International Association Pattern Recognition, 2006.


Schölkopf, Bernhard was born on February 20, 1968 in Stuttgart, Germany. Son of Hermann and Heidemarie Schölkopf.


1997: PhD in Computer Science (TU Berlin)\r\n1994: Diplom in Physics, University of Tübingen (Germany)\r\n1992: M. Sc. in Mathematics, University of London\r\n1988 – 1994: Studies of Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy in Tübingen and London.


He is a leading researcher in the machine learning community, where he is particularly active in the field of kernel methods. He has made particular contributions to support vector machines and kernel PCA. A large part of his work is the development of novel machine learning algorithms through their formulation as (typically convex) optimisation problems. since 2011: Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Managing Director 152011 - 3112013) 2001 – 2010: Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Managing Director 182006– 3172009) 2000 – 2001: Group leader at the biotech startup Biowulf Technologies, New York 1999 – 2000: Researcher at Microsoft Research Ltd., Cambridge 1997 – 1999: Researcher at GMD (German National Research Center for Computer Science), Berlin 1997: PhD in Computer Science (TU Berlin) 2014 2012 2011 2010.


  • Royal Society Milner Award\r\nAnnual Academy Prize , Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften\r\nGuest Professor, ETH Zürich, Department Informatik\r\nPosner keynote lecturer at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference\r\nAnnual Max Planck Research Award\r\nAnnual Brain Computer Interfacing Research Award (with Moritz Grosse-Wentrup)\r\nInclusion in the list of ISI Highly Cited Researchers\r\nHonorarprofessor, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Tübingen University\r\nProfessory extraordinary, Department of Mathematical Science, Stellenbosch University, 2010 – 2012.


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Hermann Schölkopf

Heidemarie Schölkopf