Reinhard Heckel

Professor of Machine Learning at TUM

I’m a Professor of Machine Learning (Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Professor) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and adjunct faculty in ECE department at Rice University, where I was an assistant professor from 2017-2019. Before that I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab at UC Berkeley, and a researcher at IBM Research Zurich. I completed my PhD in 2014 at ETH Zurich and was a visiting PhD student at Stanfords University’s Statistics Department.

My work is centered on machine learning and information processing. I focus on developing algorithms and theoretical foundations for deep learning, particularly for medical imaging, on establishing mathematical and empirical underpinnings for machine learning, on the utilization of DNA as a digital information technology.