Staff – University of Copenhagen

Christian Igel

Christian Igel


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Short CV

I studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. In 2002, I received my Doctoral degree from the Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University, Germany, and in 2010 my Habilitation degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. From 2003 to 2010, I was a Juniorprofessor for Optimization of Adaptive Systems at the Institut für Neuroinformatik, Ruhr-University Bochum. In October 2010, I was appointed professor with special duties in machine learning at DIKU. Since December 2014 I am full professor at DIKU. 

Research Interests

My main research area is Machine Learning.

Currently I am particularly interested in

  • support vector machines and other kernel-based methods,
  • evolution strategies for single- & multi-objective optimization and reinforcement learning,
  • deep neural networks and stochastic neural networks,
  • PAC-Bayesian analysis of ensemble methods, 

and applications of these methods.

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