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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 16 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 41 ELLIS Units and 1 Associate Unit in 17 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 ..)

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06 May 2024

Combating the climate crisis with AI

At the ELLIS Unit Jena, under the leadership of Prof. Dr Markus Reichstein and his colleague Prof. Dr Joachim Denzler, research...

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17 April 2024

Cross-border collaboration in Machine Learning and Computer Vision: ELLIS program directors share insights

Computer vision is a transformative technology with large implications for our everyday lives. It empowers computers to analyze...

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28 March 2024

ELLIS Winter School in Amsterdam showcases Europe’s top expertise on Foundation Models

150 participants from 90 different institutions and with 40 different nationalities: The ELLIS Winter School on Foundation Mode...

Latest Events (view more ..)

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2024-06-27 - 2024-06-28

ELISE Wrap Up Conference & ELLIS Community Event

REGISTER NOW for the ELISE Wrap Up Conference & ELLIS Community Event taking place in Helsinki from 27 - 28 June 2024.

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2024-07-01 - 2024-07-05

ELLIS Summer School on Collaborative and Generative AI

The ELLIS summer school on Collaborative and Generative AI (CoGenAI) will be hosted by the ELLIS Unit Helsinki and co-organized...

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2024-07-01 - 2024-07-05

ELLIS Summer School on Information Retrieval

The ELLIS Summer School on Information Retrieval will be taking place from 1 - 5 July 2024 in Amsterdam.

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2024-07-17 - 2024-07-18

ELLIS Workshop on Open Problems in Computer Vision & Generative Modelling

ELLIS Society and the DAGM invite to an international workshop on "Open Problems in Computer Vision & Generative Modelling" hos...