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33 outstanding machine learning researchers join ELLIS as Fellows and Scholars

Date of news: 15 November 2023


ELLIS was founded to promote scientific excellence in modern AI research and to secure Europe’s leadership in this crucial field. Outstanding individuals who advance science are essential to achieve this goal. Following a call for Fellows at the beginning of the year, ELLIS has welcomed 33 new exceptional researchers to its ranks. They enrich the network with their expertise and advice, and will play a major role in shaping the future of machine learning in Europe. In total, ELLIS now counts 412 Fellows and Scholars from 20 countries.

Top researchers in machine learning with a proven track record of scientific excellence can join the ELLIS network as ELLIS Fellows or Scholars. While ELLIS Fellows act as ambassadors of ELLIS and provide strategic advice on how to advance science and the network, ELLIS Scholars are outstanding junior scientists, often assistant professors, who do not yet have the seniority of a Fellow but are on a clear trajectory to reach this level. Both Fellows and Scholars play a vital role in supervising ELLIS PhD students, establishing ELLIS units and institutes, and founding ELLIS programs.

Among these 33 outstanding researchers is prof. Martha Larson of Radboud University's Centre for Language Studies and the Department of Language and Communication.

“A warm welcome to our new Fellows and Scholars”, says Andrew Blake, Chair of the ELLIS Fellow/Scholar Selection Committee. “For Europe to be competitive in modern AI on an international level, we need to attract and retain the best researchers and their expertise. We are proud that 33 new exceptional scientists have joined our growing network to help us drive AI research and innovation across Europe.”

How to become an ELLIS Fellow or Scholar

ELLIS regularly issues calls for Fellows and Scholars. The next call is foreseen for autumn 2023. It will be published on the ELLIS website and promoted via the network’s social media channels and the newsletter. Only directors of ELLIS programs and units can nominate potential Fellows and Scholars. Every proposed candidate goes through an evaluation process by the ELLIS Fellow committee. The selection is based solely on scientific excellence. Read more about the criteria here.

Scientists can also join the ELLIS network as a member. Find all information here.