Christian Igel
University of Copenhagen

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

Christian's main research area is Machine Learning. Currently, he is particularly interested in support vector machines and other kernel-based methods, evolution strategies for single- and multi-objective optimization and reinforcement learning, deep neural networks, as well as applications of these methods for science and society.

Among others, Christian served as a NIPS (Advances in Neural Information Processing) Area Chair; is an Editor of the German Journal on Artificial Intelligence (KI) and an Associate Editor of the Evolutionary Computation Journal (ECJ) an Associate Editor of the Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ).