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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 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.

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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 ...

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ELISE Mobility Program for PhD students and postdocs: Two participants share their experiences

Fostering cooperation and exchange among outstanding AI researchers in Europe is a key objective of the European Laboratory for...

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Members of the ELLIS community meet for the first ‘unconference’ in Spain

Exchanges on the future of AI, plenty of cross-program discussions and many ideas for future collaborations: Those were the out...

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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...

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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 ...

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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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2023-06-14 - 2023-06-16

ELLIS Summer School on Machine Learning for Healthcare and Biology - Manchester Unit

Save the date! From 14 – 16 June 2023, the ELLIS Unit Manchester will host the ‘ELLIS Summer School on Machine Learning for Hea...

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