• Prof. Dr. Ulf Brefeld


Ulf Brefeld is Professor of Machine Learning at Leuphana University Lüneburg. After studying computer science at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, and Technische Universität Berlin, he received his PhD from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, Saarbrücken. He was a postdoc at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Bonn and worked for Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, before becoming the head of the Recommender group at Zalando. From 2012-2015, he was Professor of Knowledge Mining & Assessment at TU Darmstadt and DIPF, Frankfurt am Main. Ulf Brefeld is interested in statistical machine learning and data mining.


  • Frontiers in Big Data: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning Journal, Guest Editorial Board, ECML PKDD 2017 Journal Track
  • Technology, Knowledge and Learning, Review Board Member, seit 2016
  • Machine Learning Journal, Action Editor, seit 2015
  • Machine Learning Journal, Guest Editorial Board, Proceedings Track ECML (Special Issue), 2013
  • Machine Learning Journal, seit 2011
  • Natural Language Engineering (Guest Editorial Board, Special Issue on Statistical Learning of Natural Language Structured Input and Output), 2011

Further information

- Working group ML3: ml3.leuphana.de

Memberships in program committees (selection):

  • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
  • International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS)
  • European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD)
  • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)
  • International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)
  • ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD)
  • Mining and Learning with Graphs (MLG)
  • Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)
  • International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM)

Expert activities (selection):

  • ACM Transactions on the Web
  • Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Data and Knowledge Engineering
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Intelligent Data Analysis
  • Journal of AI Research
  • Journal of Machine Learning Research
  • Knowledge and Information Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Engineering
  • Neural Computation
  • Neurocomputing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Technology, Knowledge and Learning
  • Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering