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.

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).


  • April 2020: Unusual times require unusual measures. My lectures are now on youtube.
  • Wie funktioniert maschinelles Lernen? Eine Einführung für jedermann und -frau. Video auf youtube und das ganze in Textform zum Nachlesen.
  • We are still looking for a postdoc on any topic that is related to our work on learning theory, see here.

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).

Teaching: see here (also includes consultation hour times, topics for Bachelor / Master theses, comments about taking exams).

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.