Article in IHK Magazin München und Oberbayern 11/2022: 'Gemeinsam schneller'

The Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML) of the Munich universities is considered an important Bavarian competence center for artificial intelligence. To drive innovation, it is looking for companies to collaborate with.

Job Offer@LMU: Science Communication Coordinator (m/f/d)

The Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML) in collaboration with the Munich Science Communication Lab (MSCL) is looking for a Science Communication Coordinator (m/f/d) starting as soon as possible.

Industrial AI Podcast: Where do we want the core AI/ML research to happen?

Industrial AI Podcast spoke with our three directors about research priorities, the battle for the best minds and the role of tech companies.

Job Offer@LMU: IT System Administrator (m/f/d)

The Chair of Database Systems and Data Mining at the Institute of Informatics at LMU and the Munich Center for Machine Learning is looking for an IT System Administrator (m/f/d) starting February 01, 2023.

Stable Diffusion: Visual synthesis and its implications for the arts and creative industry on October 6, 2022 at LMU

MCML PI Björn Ommer invited artist and researcher of the Angewandte Wien Pamela Breda and students of the TUM Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence Chair accompanied by EuroTech Marie Curie Fellow Roman Pflugfelder to his group. The PhD students of LMU and TUM discussed with Pamela Breda new artistic possibilities and the social and ethical questions regarding human emotional responses to the ongoing revolution in text-to-image synthesis. The students also exchanged new ideas how to apply the stable diffusion model to other visual tasks such as 3D reconstruction.Beside the exciting introduction to the topic by Björn Ommer and a more than two hour lively discussion, students of the two chairs had the opportunity to network. This event was a prelude for more collaboration between the two research groups within the MCML.
More information to Stable Diffusion.

First cross-Atlantic RoboArt Hackathon on Nov. 4th-6th, 2022

The MCML is happy to promote this Hackathon, a collaboration of Women in AI & Robotics, the University of Waterloo Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, and Mila. This is a fun way to introduce robotics to curious minds. Under the mentorship of young roboticists, the participants will learn the first concepts about autonomous mobile robots and will write their first program to drive a robot in simulation. For participants, we target the 18–25-year age group by reaching out to schools and Universities further to promote entry into the exciting field of robotics.

Best Poster Award at IBC 2022

MCML PhD Theresa Ullmann won the Best Poster Award at the 31st International Biometric Conference (IBC 2022) with her paper 'Over-optimism in unsupervised microbiome analysis: Insights from network learning and clustering'.

Platform Lernende Systeme: New Workinggroup Management Teams start work

For five years, 'Platform Lernende Systeme' has been promoting interdisciplinary exchange and social dialog on artificial intelligence in Germany. At the core of the platform are its seven working groups. MCML PI Volker Tresp is new co-head of the working group 'Technologies and Data Science'.

LMU News: Two LMU research projects awarded ERC grants

MCML PI Hinrich Schütze received a Proof of Concept (PoC) Grant for his project 'Respond2Hate' (Responsive classifiers against hate speech in low-resource settings). In the project, Schütze is seeking to develop a pilot browser extension that allows users to locally remove hateful content from their social media feeds themselves – including in countries with little representation in current training datasets. To this end, he will validate self-developed adaptive models, continuously enhanced by means of natural language processing and deep learning techniques, for the filtering of hate speech.).

LMU News: Revolutionizing image generation by AI: Turning text into images

The Machine Vision & Learning Group led by computer scientist and MCML PI Björn Ommer has developed one of the most powerful image synthesis algorithms in existence.

Article in Spiegel Netzwelt: 'Diese Software macht Sie zum KI-Künstler'

When it comes to AI-based text-to-image generators, the spotlight has recently focused on Stable Diffusion, a project in which MCML PI Björn Ommer's research group is involved. It is probably the most powerful AI text-to-image generator to date, freely available to Internet users.

Article in Heise Online: 'Text-zu-Bild-Revolution: Stable Diffusion ermöglicht KI-Bildgenerieren für alle'

With Stable Diffusion, an AI system is freely available that generates impressive images. MCML PI Björn Ommer's research group is involved in the project.

ERC Results in Brief Article: 'Pushing the boundaries of automatic translation'

The ERC has published a 'Results in Brief' article on MCML PI Alexander Fraser's ERC Starting Grant 'DASMT': Our globalised interconnected reality demands ever-smarter automatic translation tools. Via deep learning, Fraser's team delivers solutions for statistical machine translation

We had a great Kick-Off on July 27, 2022 at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities


Article in Süddeutsche Zeitung about MCML: 'Wie Computer denken'

Der Bund steckt Millionen Euro in das Münchner Kompetenzzentrum für maschinelles Lernen. Die gemeinsame Einrichtung von TU und LMU soll den Menschen helfen, Krebs zu erkennen, Shitstorms vorherzusagen und den Klimawandel zu verstehen.

LMU News: Great success for AI research in Munich

The Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML), a joint initiative of LMU and TUM, has been granted funding as a permanent establishment following a positive evaluation.

TUM News: Big coup for AI research in Munich

The Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML) will receive permanent funding from the German government and the state of Bavaria. MCML, a joint initiative by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), is one of six AI centers of excellence throughout Germany. As a result, regional research into artificial intelligence (AI) and particularly machine learning will gain considerable cachet within the knowledge hub of Munich and beyond.

Start of Institutional Funding of German AI Centers

Joint press release of the AI competence centers: Research on artificial intelligence firmly anchored in Germany.

60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2022), May 22–27, 2022, Dublin, Ireland

We are happy to announce that MCML researchers are represented at ACL 2022.

10th International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR 2022), April 25–29, 2022, Virtual

We are happy to announce that MCML researchers are represented at ICLR 2022.

36th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2022), February 22 – March 1, 2022, Virtual

We are happy to announce that MCML researchers are represented at AAAI 2022.

Prof. T. Seidl: Talk at LMU KI Lectures

Wie Künstliche Intelligenz Wissenschaft, Gesellschaft und unser Leben verändert – eine virtuelle Veranstaltungsreihe im Wintersemester 2021-22
Künstliche Intelligenz - ein Ausblick auf künftige Entwicklungen

35th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2021), December 6–14, 2021, Virtual

We are happy to announce that MCML researchers are represented at NeurIPS 2021.

Best paper award at ISWC 2021

Improving Inductive Link Prediction Using Hyper-Relational Facts
M. Ali, M. Berrendorf, M. Galkin, V. Thost, T. Ma, V. Tresp, J. Lehmann

1st Virtual AutoML Fall School 2021

Nov 8th – Nov 12th 2021
The AutoML Fall School will cover core topics of AutoML, covering basics, state-of-the-art approaches and hands-on sessions. Enthusiastic AutoML experts will present their diverse views on AutoML to ML practitioners, developers, research engineers, researchers and students.

24th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI 2021), September 27 – October 1, 2021, Strasbourg, France

We are happy to announce that MCML researchers are represented at MICCAI 2021.

IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021), June 19–25, 2021, Virtual

CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. We are happy to announce that MCML researchers are represented at CVPR 2021.

Lernen. Wissen. Daten. Analysen. - Learning. Knowledge. Data. Analytics.

LWDA 2021 at MCML, Munich, 01.09–03.09.2021
The LWDA 2021 conference will be hosted by the Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML) from September 01, 2021 to September 03, 2021. The conference will be fully online.

French-German Machine Learning Symposium

May 10th & 11th 2021, Munich, Germany (Virtual)
We invited some of the leading ML researchers from France and Germany to this two day symposium to give a glimpse into their research, and engage in discussions on the future of machine learning and how to strengthen research collaborations in ML between France and Germany.

Vacancy: Student(f/m/d) for master thesis 'Potential of Neural Networks for Image-based One-Shot-Predictions of Aero-Solutions'

Our partner MTU Aero Engines AG in Munich is searching for you

Vacancy: Student(f/m/d) for master thesis 'Potential of Neural Networks for 3D-Point-Cloud-based One-Shot-Predictions of Aero-Solutions'

Our partner MTU Aero Engines AG in Munich is searching for you

Vacancy: Student(f/m/d) for master thesis 'Evaluation of Periodic Activation Functions and Fourier Features for Image-based Prediction of Aero-Solutions with Neural Networks'

Our partner MTU Aero Engines AG in Munich is searching for you

Vacancy: Student(f/m/d) for bachelor thesis 'Evaluation of Generative Adversarial Neural Networks (GANs) for Generation of Image-based Aero-Solutions'

Our partner MTU Aero Engines AG in Munich is searching for you

43rd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2021). March 28 – April 1, 2021, Virtual

We are happy to announce that MCML researchers are represented at ECIR 2021.

LMU News: Enhanced computer power for AI research in Munich

Technology pioneer: The Munich Center for Machine Learning and the Leibniz Supercomputing Center have installed a new data-processing architecture for AI research

Invited key note at First ELLIS NLP Workshop

Humans Learn From Task Descriptions. And So Should Our Models!
H. Schütze

MCML participates in this year's event ''Responsible Research 2021'' of the Lifescience Network - March 25 and 26, 2021 from 9:00 - 14:00

Researchers are obliged to conform to rules of Good Scientific Practice. While this might seem obvious at first glance, a closer look reveals that these rules are often implicit, and sometimes the border between acceptable and unacceptable practice may remain unclear. To raise awareness about these questions, life science graduate programs in the greater Munich area and the GraduateCenterLMU have joined forces to organize a campus-wide educational event.

Flyer -- Network of National Centers of Excellence for AI research --

The Network of National Centres of Excellence for AI Research brings together experts and knowledge from the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Big Data. In their research, they aim to advance AI technologies that place societal interests at the forefront of scientific endeavours.

Data Science for Social Goodx Summer Projects – Data Science Internship

This year, the MCML will partake in the renowned Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) initiative.
LMU Munich joins forces with University of Warwick under the DSSGx UK chapter of the DSSG Foundation supported by the Alan Turing Institute to organise 2021 DSSGx Summer Projects...

Newsletter #1 of German AI competence centers

In this first newsletter issue, the Network of German AI competence centres is introduced: The research institutions provide exciting insights into their work as well as research and inform about current events. You are an AI expert and would like to advance Germany’s position as a first-class innovator for AI science and technologies? Get in contact with us and network with excellent researchers from all over Germany...