Christian Igel

Christian Igel is a professor at the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) and the director of the SCIENCE AI Centre at the University of Copenhagen. He studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. In 2002, he received his Doctoral degree from Bielefeld University, Germany, and in 2010 his Habilitation degree from the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Germany. From 2003 to 2010, he was a Juniorprofessor at the Institute for Neural Computation, RUB. He was appointed professor with special duties in machine learning (ML) at DIKU in 2010 and became full professor in 2014. He is a fellow of the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) and a co-lead of the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Denmark. Among others, Christian Igel serves as an Editor of the German Journal on Artificial Intelligence (KI) and an Associate Editor of the Evolutionary Computation Journal (ECJ) and the Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ). His current research interests are deep learning, kernel methods, direct search for reinforcement learning and multi-criteria optimization, PAC-Bayesian analysis of ensemble methods, and machine learning for supporting the sustainable development goals.