Bernhard Schölkopf

Board member and President of ELLIS


Bernhard Schölkopf is one of Europe’s top researchers in Artificial Intelligence and represents ELLIS at the European level.

He is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Honorary Professor TU Berlin and co-founder and President of ELLIS. He studied physics, mathematics and philosophy in Tübingen and London, and obtained his doctorate in computer science from the Technical University of Berlin. He has been a researcher at German National Research Center for Computer Science, industrial research at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Microsoft Research, and Biowulf Technologie. He was also Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. His research contributions to the machine learning field have received extensive international recognition, including being a Fellow of the ACM, winner of the FBBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award (2019), the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (2018), Körber European Science Prize (2019) and the German AI Award (2020).