Prof. Dr. Marius Kloft

Short Bio

Since 2014 I am a junior professor of machine learning at the Department of Computer Science of Humboldt University of Berlin. At the same time, I am leading since 2015 the Emmy-Noether research group on statistical learning from dependent data. 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, Corinna Cortes, and Gunnar Rätsch. 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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2015 Advisory Board: Basudha Trust. Action Editor: JMLR. Editorial board: Machine Learning. Workshop Organization: Dagstuhl. Program Committee: FE NIPS WS, IJCAI, KDML. Reviewer: Algorithms, ALT, Bioinformatics, CVIU, COLT, Computation, CVIU, Computers and Security, DFG, EU, ICML, INFFUS, IEEE CYB, IEEE IT, JMLR, Math Rev, MLJ, NEPL, NCAA, NIPS, Sensor, SPM, TNNLS, TPAMI . 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.

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