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Prof. Dr. Frank Hutter
Prof. Dr. Frank Hutter
Universität Freiburg

Frank Hutter is a Full Professor for Machine Learning at the University of Freiburg (Germany), as well as Chief Expert AutoML at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence. Frank holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia (UBC, 2009) and a Diplom (eq. MSc) from TU Darmstadt (2004). He received the 2010 CAIAC doctoral dissertation award for the best thesis in AI in Canada, and with his coauthors, several best paper awards and prizes in international competitions on machine learning, SAT solving, and AI planning. He is a Fellow of EurAI and ELLIS, the director of the ELLIS unit Freiburg and the recipient of 3 ERC grants. Frank is best known for his research on automated machine learning (AutoML), including neural architecture search and efficient hyperparameter optimization. He co-authored the first book on AutoML and the prominent AutoML tools Auto-WEKA, Auto-sklearn and Auto-PyTorch, won the first two AutoML challenges with his team, co-organized the ICML workshop series on AutoML every year 2014-2021, has been the general chair of the inaugural AutoML conference 2022 and is general chair again in 2023.

Machine Learning