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)

I am a professor for computer science, with research focus in machine learning theory and computational statistics. I am also a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.

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

Open PhD positions
  • If you are interestsed in a PhD with me, you might apply to the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (next deadline: April 2017). application instructions
  • I am also looking for one more PhD student at my university group. The ideal candidate would be fluent in German (as the position requires to hold tutorials, Übungsgruppen, in German), and had a Master degree in mathematics or in computer science with a strong background in mathematics. If you are interested, please send an application as described here.

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 General Chair of NIPS 2017, together with Isabelle Guyon. The year before, the two of us were the Program Chairs of NIPS 2016. Here is a description on how we juggled the review process for 2500 submissions with 3500 reviewers. And our Exhibition of Rejected Papers.
  • 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: