New professorship at the Cluster of Excellence 'Machine Learning'
On October 1, 2019, Prof. Zeynep Akata started as W3 professor at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Zeynep Akata has started on October 1st 2019 as a W3 professor within the Cluster of Excellence 'Machine Learning' at the University of Tübingen. After completing her PhD at the research center INRIA, Grenoble-Rhone Alpes with Prof. Cordelia Schmid (2014), she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the MPI for Informatics with Prof Bernt Schiele (2014-17) and at UC Berkeley with Prof Trevor Darrell (2016-17). Before moving to Tübingen in October 2019, she was an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam with Prof Max Welling (2017-19). She received a Lise-Meitner Award for Excellent Women in Computer Science from Max Planck Society in 2014, a young scientist honour from the Werner-von-Siemens-Ring foundation in 2019 and an ERC-2019 Starting Grant. Her research interests include combining vision and language for machine learning in sparse-data regimes, i.e. low-shot learning, and for explaining neural network decisions for improving the user’s trust.