Prof. Dr. Marius Kloft




Humboldt University of Berlin
Department of Computer Science
Rudower Chaussee 25
Building Section 4
Room 215
12489 Berlin

☎ +49 30 20933027

[ Bio | Research | Teaching | Publications | Activities ]

Short Bio

    Since 2014 I am a junior professor and since 2015 an Emmy-Noether research group leader at the Department of Computer Science of Humboldt University of Berlin. Prior to joining HU Berlin I was a joint postdoctoral fellow at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, working with Mehryar Mohri and Gunnar Rätsch, respectively. From 2007-2011, I was a PhD student in the machine learning program of TU Berlin, headed by Klaus-Robert Müller. I was co-advised by Gilles Blanchard and Peter L. Bartlett, whose learning theory group at UC Berkeley I visited from 10/2009 to 10/2010. In 2006, I received a diploma (MSc equivalent) in mathematics from the University of Marburg with a thesis in algebraic geometry.

Research Interests

    I am interested in statistical machine learning and its applications, in particular, computational biology. For instance, I have been working on several aspects of multiple kernel learning: (non-sparse) regularization strategies, generalization bounds, unified framework, and novelty detection. I have co-organized workshops on new directions in multiple kernel learning and transfer learning, respectively, at NIPS 2010, 2013, and 2014. My dissertation on Lp-norm multiple kernel learning was nominated by TU Berlin for the Doctoral Dissertation Award of the German Chapter of the ACM (GI). In 2014, I received the Google Most Influential Papers 2013 Award.

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Teaching

    Currently running courses:
  • Machine Learning I (Lecture & Exercise), HU Berlin, Summer 2015.
    Lecture room: Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin, Room 1'303.
    Every Friday from 11:15am to 2:30pm.
    Previous courses:

Publications

    2015

  • N. Görnitz, M. Braun, and M. Kloft. Hidden Markov Anomaly Detection.
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), (to appear) 2015.

    2014

    2013

  • C. Cortes, M. Kloft, and M. Mohri. Learning Kernels Using Local Rademacher Complexity.
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 26: 2760-2768, 2013.
    Spotlight paper (52 spotlights out of 1420 submissions). Google Most Influential Papers 2013 Award.

    2012

    2011

  • M. Kloft. Lp-Norm Multiple Kernel Learning.
    Dissertation, Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), Oct 2011.
    Finalist - Doctoral Dissertation Award of the German Chapter of the ACM.

    2010

    2009

  • A. Binder, M. Kawanabe, M. Kloft, and S. Nakajima. Enhancing Image Annotation with Primitive Color Histograms via Non-sparse Multiple Kernel Learning. NIPS Workshop on Understanding Multiple Kernel Learning Methods, 2009.
  • M. Kloft, U. Brefeld, S. Sonnenburg, A. Zien, P. Laskov, and K.-R. Müller. Learning Non-sparse Kernel Mixtures.
    Proceedings of the PASCAL2 Workshop on Sparsity in Machine Learning and Statistics, 2009.

    2008 and before

  • M. Kloft, U. Brefeld, P. Laskov, and S. Sonnenburg. Non-sparse Multiple Kernel Learning.
    Proceedings of the NIPS Workshop on Kernel Learning: Automatic Selection of Optimal Kernels, 2008.


Activities


2014
Advisory Board: Basudha Trust. Workshop Organization: NIPS. Program Committee: ECCV TASK-CV, ICPR. Reviewer: Bioinformatics, CVIU, ICML, INFFUS, IEEE IP, IEEE IT, INFFUS, IPM, JMLR, Math Rev, MLJ, NEPL, NEUNET, NIPS: PLoS ONE, TKDE, TNNLS, TPAMI, TSMCB.
2013
Workshop Organization: NIPS. Area co-chairing (w G. Rätsch): NIPS. Program Committee: ACML, ECML/PKDD, NCVPRIPG. Reviewer: AISTATS, ALT, Bioinformatics, Biosystems, EJS, ICML, IJA, IEEE IT, IJITDM, JMLR, Math Rev, MLCB, NEPL, NEUCOM, NIPS, PloS Comp Bio, PLoS ONE, SPM, TKDE, TNNLS, TPAMI, TSMCB.
2012
Program Committee: ECML/PKDD, ICPR. Reviewer: COLT, DKE, EJS, ICVGIP, JMLR, JCST, NEPL, NEUCOM, NEUNET, NIPS, OPT2012, PR, SMCB, SPM, TNNLS, TPAMI.
2011
Program Committee: IJCAI. Reviewer: COLT, DAGM, ICML, JCST, JMLR, KAIS, MLJ, NEPL, NIPS, TNN, TPAMI, ZUSC.
2010
Workshop Organization: NIPS. Program Committee: AISEC, ECML/PKDD, ICPR. Reviewer: BInf, CSDA, ICML, JMLR, MLJ, NEPL, NIPS, TNN, TPAMI.
2009
Program Committee: AISEC; Reviewer: TPAMI, TNN, PR, ECML/PKDD, NIPS, ICML, AISTATS.
2008
Reviewer: TPAMI, NEUCOM, AAAI, PAKDD, ECML/PKDD, NIPS.
2007
Reviewer: NIPS, PAKDD.


Acknowledgements / Collaborators





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*****The original publication is available at http://www.plosone.org