Vienna (IST Austria)

Building on IST Austria’s mission statement the ELLIS unit Vienna will conduct basic research in machine learning and related areas, foster interdisciplinary interaction between scientists and scientific disciplines, and provide a world-class environment for science and an attractive destination for doctoral students, postdocs, and professors from all countries. The research focus comprises (1) Core Machine Learning such as transfer learning, trustworthy learning and theory of deep learning, (2) Optimization covering both continuous as well as discrete optimization, large-scale distributed optimization, and inference in graphical models, (3) Computer Vision and Image Processing with emphasis on generative image models, natural image statistics, and automatic scene understanding, and (4) Statistical Models for the Life Sciences to unravel the information processing capabilities of biological networks, build predictive models for large scale biological data and develop Bayesian methods for personalized medicine.

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