Thomas Mann Fellows | 2022


Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf | Computer Scientist

Bernhard Schölkopf | © Herlinde Koelbl
Bernhard Schölkopf | © Herlinde Koelbl

Bernhard Schölkopf, born in 1968, is Director of the Department of Empirical Inference at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Honorary Professor at TU Berlin and the University of Tübingen. In 2018, Bernhard Schölkopf was awarded the Leibniz Prize, and shortly thereafter he received the Baden-Württemberg State Research Award. He also received the J. K. Aggarwal Prize, the Max Planck Research Prize, the Academy Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy, the Milner Award of the Royal Society in the United Kingdom, and the Hector Science Prize. Schölkopf also became a member of the Leopoldina in 2016 and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 2017. He is editor of the Journal of Machine Learning Research, the premier journal in the field of machine learning. He is also one of the founders of the Machine Learning Summer School and was instrumental in founding and shaping both the Cyber Valley Research Collaboration and the ELLIS Initiative (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems).