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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.

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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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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...

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New Associate Unit Lviv in Ukraine becomes part of the ELLIS network

The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) creates a new Associate Unit in Lviv, Ukraine.

Latest Events (view more ..)

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2024-08-26 - 2024-08-30

ELLIS Doctoral Symposium: AI & Sustainability

SAVE THE DATE! The ELLIS Doctoral Symposium (EDS) is coming back this summer and celebrates its fourth edition in Paris, France...

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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 take place a...

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2024-06-11 - 2024-06-13

ELLIS Summer School on Machine Learning for Healthcare and Biology in Manchester

Following the success of last year, Manchester’s ELLIS Unit are hosting their second Summer School during 11-13 June 2024, whic...

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2024-03-12 - 2024-03-15

ELLIS Winter School on Foundation Models

The ELLIS Unit Amsterdam is the host of the ELLIS Winter School on Foundation Models taking place from 12 - 15 March 2024 in Am...