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Prof. Dr.

Klaus-Robert Müller

Year of election: 2012
Section: Informatics
City: Berlin
Country: Germany
CV Klaus-Robert Müller - Deutsch (pdf)


Klaus-Robert Müller studied neural networks and their theoretical properties using methods from statistical mechanics, asymptotic statistics and computer science until the beginning of the 90s. Since the mid 90s he contributed significantly to the mathematical and computer science foundations of machine learning and established the research field of kernel-based learning and Support Vector Machines and engaging in its wide application in the sciences and industry.

His research focus is the development of novel kernel-based learning methods for quantum chemistry and for the neuro sciences, in particular for non-invasive Brain-Computer-Interfacing. Further topics of interest are the better understanding of nonstationary data and multi-modal data analysis.


  • since 2012 Distinguished Professor, Korea University, Seoul
  • since 2009 Director of the Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology
  • 2008-2011 Research Professor at Deutsche Bank Quantitative Products Lab
  • Since 2007 Research Professor at DIW (Deutsches Institut fur Wirtschaftsforschung)
  • Since 2006 Full professor for Machine Learning at Technische Universitat Berlin
  • 2003-2006 Full Professor for Neuroinformatics at Universitat Potsdam and head of the department IDA group at Fraunhofer FIRST
  • 1999-2003 Associate Professor for Time Series Analysis at Universitat Potsdam and head of the department IDA group at Fraunhofer FIRST
  • 1995-2008 Tenure position as department head of the intelligent data analysis (IDA) group at GMD FIRST (now FhG FIRST)
  • 1994-1995 Visiting Researcher at University of Tokyo
  • 1994 Visiting Researcher at the Beckman Institute of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1992-1993 Research Fellow at the German National Research Center for Computer Science, GMD FIRST, Berlin
  • 1989-1992 Ph.D. in Computer Science, Universitat Karlsruhe
  • 1984-1989 Master in Physics, Universitat Karlsruhe
  • Co-founder of the spin-off companies: TWIMPACT (2009) and Idalab (2003) in Berlin

Honours and Memberships

  • 2014 Berliner Wissenschaftspreis
  • since 2012 Member, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2009 ’Best Paper’ award from IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society EMBS 2009
  • 2006 SEL-ALCATEL Research Prize for Technical Communication 2006
  • 1999 Olympus prize 1999 for pattern recognition, awarded by the German Pattern Recognition Society (DAGM)
  • 1998 GMD best project award 1998 (KALIF)
  • 1996 GMD best project award 1996 (CANDY)
  • 1994-1995 EU STP Fellowship for Japan
  • 1991-1992 Fellowship of Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg

Auszeichnungen und Mitgliedschaften

  • 2014 ERC panel consolidator grants
  • seit 2012 Mitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • 2006 SEL-Alcatel Award for technical communication





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