Prof. Dr. Ulrike von Luxburg

Ulrike von Luxburg

University of Tübingen
Department of Computer Science
Maria von Linden Str. 6
72076 Tübingen

Room: 30-5/A24
Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-70832
E-mail: ulrike.luxburg(at)

I am a professor for computer science, with research focus on the theory of machine learning. I am also a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. For family reasons, I currently work part-time.

Quick links:   Publications     Youtube aktuelle Vorlesung     Youtube Tübingen machine learning    

Research. My research focus is on theoretical questions about unsupervised machine learning: understanding implicit biases and assumptions of machine learning algorithms, giving formal guarantees to some algorithms, and proving how other algorithms systematically fail.   Publications     Our research seminar     Research questions    

I am coordinating the research cluster Machine learning: New Perspectives for Science (jointly with Philipp Berens).

We are still looking for a postdoc on any topic that is related to our work on learning theory, see here.

Teaching: My lectures are on youtube, as well as the ones of several other colleagues. See here for links to lectures, topics for Bachelor / Master theses, comments about taking exams, etc.

Public AI discussion. In the city of Tübingen, and also in the wider context of Germany, there is an ongoing discussion about research in artificial intelligence and its impact on future society. I find this discussion important and actively participate(d) in quite a number of past events (my favorite one: KI, Wissenschaft, Gesellschaft und Verantwortung: Ein interaktives Seminar zur Meinungsbildung). Consider watching my lectures on ML and society, or the german lecture Wie funktioniert maschinelles lernen. Upcoming:

  • 21.4.2021 Panel discussion: " Legitime Forschungsverbote?", by the Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 12.7.2021 Presentation at ``Verbraucherrechtstage: Deutschland und Europa auf dem Weg zu einer Regulierung von nachhaltiger Künstlicher Intelligenz''

Short CV, awards, community service: see here

Funding and transparency: see here.

Code and data sets : see here.

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