Prof. Dr. Matthias Hein

Matthias Hein is currently Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Saarland University and head of the Machine Learning Group. His research interests are in machine learning, statistics and optimization and the application of machine learning to problems in bioinformatics, computer vision and other fields in computer science and the natural sciences.

His work, and that of his students, received best paper awards at the top machine learning conferences: COLT 2005, AISTATS 2007 and NIPS 2008. In 2011 he received the German Pattern Recognition Award and in 2012 he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant. He has been area chair for the major machine learning conferences NIPS, ICML, AISTATS and COLT and co-program chair of GCPR 2013. Since 2013, he is action editor for the Journal of Machine Learning Research.


Prof. Dr. Matthias Hein

Prof. Dr. Matthias Hein

Saarland University
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Campus E1.1, Room 225/226
66123 Saarbrücken

Fon: +49 681 302 57328



Computer Science Department, Saarland University Cluster of Excellence