Prof. Dr. Ulrike von Luxburg

Ulrike von Luxburg

University of Tübingen
Department of Computer Science
Sand 14
72076 Tübingen

Room: B214
Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-75945
E-mail: luxburg(at)

Please send emails related to NIPS 2016 to program-chairs(at) (not to my personal email address).

I am a professor for computer science, with research focus in machine learning theory and computational statistics.

  • I got appointed as a Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen
  • I am looking for a new postdoc and a new PhD student, starting beginning of 2017, in the area of machine learning theory for comparison-based distance data, ordinal data analysis. The two people will be based at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen. Here is the job announcement as pdf and as link. Scanning of applications starts now until the position is filled. Please adhere to our application guidelines.

Research. My current focus is on the statistical analysis of algorithms on random graphs, statistics of complex networks, and ordinal data analysis.   Publications     Awards     Local research seminars

Teaching. For all questions concerning teaching please visit our teaching page (also includes consultation hour times, topics for Bachelor / Master theses, comments about taking exams).

Things I currently do:
  • I am Program Chair of NIPS 2016, together with Isabelle Guyon. Here is a description on how we juggled the review process for 2500 submissions with 3500 reviewers.
  • I am action editor of JMLR
  • I am board member of the International Machine Learning Society (runs the ICML conference)
  • I am member of the steering committee of the Association for Computational Learning (runs the COLT conference)
Things I did in the past.

Code and data sets (in particular, our peer grading data) ... here.

Job applications (interns, PhD students, Postdocs) see here.

Some of my funding comes from: