ELLIS Research Programs
The ELLIS research programs focus on areas with the potential to move the needle in modern AI - from basic research in theory and algorithms to applications in health and climate sciences. They include outstanding researchers as ELLIS Fellows and Scholars. Currently, there are 14 different research programs in ELLIS.
ELLIS PhD & Postdoc Program
The ELLIS PhD and Postdoc program offers outstanding young researchers from all over the world a unique entry point to cutting-edge machine learning research by connecting them to leading scientists across Europe and by offering them a variety of training activities. Students can choose between an academic and an industry track.
ELLIS is creating a network of research sites across Europe which are either located at existing AI research institutions or created from scratch. Currently, there are 39 ELLIS units in 14 countries. The long-term goal is to establish a set of world-class ELLIS institutes distributed across Europe, each acting as the core of a local AI ecosystem.
Latest News (view more ..)
ELLIS Program ‘Robot Learning: Closing the Reality Gap!’ - An interview with one of the Directors
Autonomous robots that can assist humans in situations of daily life have been a long-standing vision of robotics, artificial i...
“Something remarkable is taking shape in the European Machine Learning community”
In 2018, a group of leading European researchers in the field of machine learning joined forces to establish ELLIS - an AI netw...
Four new units join the ELLIS network
The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) welcomes four new units to its growing network: Barcelona ...
Latest Events (view more ..)
2023-09-18 - 2023-09-22
ELLIS Summer School on Large-Scale AI for Research and Industry - Modena Unit
Save the date! From 18 to 22 September 2023, the ELLIS Unit in Modena, Italy, will organise a five-day summer school on large-s...
2023-09-05 - 2023-09-07
Frontiers of Neuromorphic Computing
The Frontiers of Neuromorphic Computing workshop, co-organized by the ELLIS program Quantum and Physics Based Machine Learning,...
2023-08-28 - 2023-09-01
ELLIS Doctoral Symposium 2023
Save the date! The ELLIS Doctoral Symposium (EDS) 2023 will take place from August 28 to September 1, 2023 at the ELLIS Unit ...
2023-07-17 - 2023-07-21
ELLIS Summer School on Probabilistic Machine Learning - Cambridge Unit
Mark your calendars! The ELLIS Unit Cambridge has been selected to host an ELLIS Summer School in 2023. The five-day event wi...
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"Google AI is a strong supporter of open research and of the idea of close collaboration between industry and academia on basic research. The ELLIS initiative can provide the ground for the development of a very strong scientific ecosystem in Europe, supporting the amazing research talent in Europe, and allowing it to bring its unique perspective to the field."
Jeff Dean, Google Senior Fellow and Head of Google AI
“Artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the world. In the automotive industry, it is used for autonomous driving functions, but is also just as relevant for optimising company processes. Porsche expressly supports the Ellis Initiative. We must act in order to meet our ethical responsibilities in the development and application of AI. We need research and training in this field at an excellent level – also in Europe.”
Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG.
"At Facebook we believe AI brings transformative potential. To ensure it benefits everyone, we do research in the open and collaborate with academia around the world. Europe has vibrant AI talent, and we're enthusiastic about the potential for ELLIS to further boost AI research in Europe, and ensure a diverse ecosystem of experts around the globe."
Yann LeCun, Chief Scientist at Facebook AI and Joaquin Quinonero Candela, Director of Engineering at Facebook AI
AI plays a crucial role in technology today and in future and will change the world. At Bosch we focus on the development of robust, safe and explainable AI powering our products “invented for life”. Achieving excellent, world leading research in AI combined with close academia - industry collaboration will ensure the European competitiveness in this space, therefore Bosch supports the ELLIS initiative.
Michael Bolle, CDO & CTO Robert Bosch GmbH
“Europe is home to some of the leading international research groups in artificial intelligence. These technologies have the potential to improve our lives. The development is still in its infancy, and ELLIS wants to ensure that the highest level of research in this field will continue to be performed in the open societies of Europe.”
Bernhard Schölkopf, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems