Celestine Dünner

Celestine Mendler-Dünner

I am a Principal Investigator at the ELLIS Institute in Tübingen, co-affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Tübingen AI Center. My research focuses on machine learning in social context and the role of prediction in digital economies. Before joining the ELLIS Institute I was a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and spent two years as a SNSF postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley hosted by Moritz Hardt. I have obtained my PhD from ETH Zurich where I was affiliated with the Data Analytics Laboratory and supervised by Thomas Hofmann. During my PhD I was employed at IBM Research Zurich where I contributed to the design and implementation of the IBM Snap ML library.

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    Serving as Program Chair for EAAMO'23
     I was appointed an ELLIS Scholar and a faculty member of IMPRS-IS and CLS.
     I was named an Elisabeth-Schiemann-Fellow
    Co-organizing the NeurIPS workshop on Learning and Decision-Making with Strategic Feedback.
     I was awarded the SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship and will join UC Berkeley as a PostDoc
     I was awarded the ETH Medal for my dissertation
     I won the Fritz Kutter Award for the high industrial impact of my research on system-aware algorithm design
   I successfully defended my PhD. I am now a postdoctoral researcher at IBM Research, Zurich
     My contributions to Snap ML were recognized with the IBM Eminence and Excellence Award
    Snap ML in the press: Forbes, The Register and EE Times writing about our research


I am an advisor in the ELLIS PhD program, a core faculty member of the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS) and an associated faculty member at the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems (CLS).

I am building up a new research group at the ELLIS institute in Tübingen!

Are you interested in working with me as a Postdoc? Please get in touch via email.
Prospective PhD students, please apply through one of the following programs:
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