Prof. Dr. Robert C. Williamson was appointed as Professor for "Foundations of Machine Learning Systems" at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the winter term 2020/2021. The W3 professorship has been set up within the context of our Cluster of Excellence "Machine Learning: New Perspectives for the Sciences".
Bob is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Mathematical Society. He has served on program committees for the major machine learning conferences (NeuriPS, COLT, ICML). In 2020, he is co-chair for tutorials at NeurIPS. He was the lead author on the report Technology and Australia’s Future: New technologies and their role in our security, cultural, democratic, social and economic systems, conducted through the auspices of the Australian Council of Learned Academies.