Professor Max Welling

VP Technologies & Research Chair,
Qualcomm & University of Amsterdam

Prof. Dr. Max Welling is a research chair in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam and has secondary appointments as full professor at the University of California Irvine and 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. 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 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. 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 and the best paper award at ICML 2012. Welling is in the board of the Data Science Research Center in Amsterdam, he directs the Amsterdam Machine Learning Lab (AMLAB), SAP Lab and he co-directs the Qualcomm-UvA deep learning lab (QUVA) and the Bosch Deep Learning lab.

Max Welling has over 150 scientific publications in machine learning, computer vision, statistics and physics.

Affiliations:

Professor and Research Chair in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam

Professor at the University of California Irvine

Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Co-Founder Scyfer BV