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Prof. Dr. Schölkopf is among the most cited computer scientists worldwide.

One of the world’s most important AI prizes goes to THE LÄND

Bernhard Schölkopf is the first German and the fourth European scientist to receive the ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award.

The director of the Empirical Inference department of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf will be honored for his groundbreaking research in the field of artificial intelligence with the ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award 2022.

Schölkopf is one of the leading scientists for machine learning and causality worldwide. His research focuses on developing new learning methods which can recognize structures and causal relationships in big datasets. His methods are applied in the fields of medicine, biology, computer vision, robotics, neuroscience, cognitive science, and astronomy.

Since 1994 the Allen Newell Award is conferred to scientists whose work has a wide impact in the field of computer science, or that connects computer science with another discipline. The winner receives a prize money in the amount of $10,000, endowed by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

Bernhard Schölkopf did his Ph.D in computer science at the TU Berlin after studying physics, mathematics and philosophy in Tübingen and London. The scientist has already received numerous other awards such as the Leibniz Prize in 2018, which is Germany’s most important research award. His impact within the AI community is felt widely: For example, he is the president of the ELLIS Society – a European AI network which he founded in 2018. Furthermore, he is Co-Director of the Tübingen AI centre and was crucial in founding the Cyber Valley in Tübingen, which is Europe’s biggest AI research consortium.

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Author: Janet Ghotoyian