Dr. Sebastian Nowozin

Portrait of Sebastian NowozinWelcome! My name is Sebastian Nowozin and I am researcher at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK. On this page you find publications and software related to my work.

I am looking for PhD student collaborators for possible internships or visits to Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK. If you work at the intersection of machine learning and computer vision, please send me an email.


I develop novel algorithms and models for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications.

My current research interest is in the following areas: 1. probabilistic deep learning methods for unsupervised learning and semi-supervised structured prediction; 2. the consequence of model misspecification on estimation and on decision problems; 3. understanding agent complexity in order to improve learning efficiency; 4. designing models for reasoning and planning.

In terms of methodology I am interested in structured prediction, deep learning, Monte Carlo methods, and decision theory.

My work has found industrial applications in computer vision, cloud-based machine learning, gesture recognition, statistical image processing, numerical optimization, and in time-of-flight imaging.



Former Students

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  • Area chair: NIPS (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), ICML (2015, 2017), ECCV (2016)
  • Editorial activities: JMLR action editor (2013-), IJCV associate editor (2014-), TPAMI associate editor (2014-2017)
  • Reviewer, machine learning conferences: NIPS (2008-2011, 2013, 2016, best reviewer award 2008), ICML (2009-2014, 2016), GCPR (2013-2016), AISTATS (2010), UAI (2009), ECML/PKDD (2010)
  • Reviewer, computer vision conferences: CVPR (2010-2017), ECCV (2010, 2012, 2014), ICCV (2011, 2013, 2015)
  • Reviewer, machine learning journals: JMLR, TNN, ADAC
  • Reviewer, computer vision journals: TPAMI, IJCV
  • PC member, workshops: Machine Learning Open Source Software (at ICML 2010), Structured Models in Computer Vision (at CVPR 2010), 1st International Workshop on Parts and Attributes (at ECCV 2010), HiPot: Workshop on Higher-Order Models and Global Constraints in Computer Vision (at ECCV 2012).
  • Workshop organizer: Optimization for Machine Learning (OPT 2008-2011 at NIPS), Structured Prediction: Tractability, Learning, and Inference (at CVPR 2013). International Workshop on Graphical Models in Computer Vision (GMCV 2014) (at ECCV 2014). Machine Learning for Intelligent Image and Video Processing (at ICCV 2015).

Software and Datasets



You can reach me by email at nowozin@gmail.com