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.

I am looking for Teaching Assistants to support the lecture "Mathematics for ML" in the coming winter term. If you have a very good background in maths or have taken this class and achieved a good grade, please do send me an email as described here.

Unusual times require unusual measures. All 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.

Research. My research focus is on theoretical questions about unsupervised machine learning, in particular the statistical analysis of algorithms on random graphs and ordinal data analysis.   Publications     Our research seminar

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

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). Upcoming events in this context:

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).

Short CV, awards, community service: here

Code and data sets : here.

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

Funding and transparency: Personally, I do not receive any research funding (nor any personal salaries or honoraria) from industry. To find out who funds our research, please visit our page on funding and transparency.