Tobias Scheffer

Prof. Dr. Tobias Scheffer


Campus Golm
University of Potsdam
Department of Computer Science
Building 70, Office 2.07
An der Bahn 2
14476 Potsdam, Germany

Research Interests

I am interested in machine learning. Machine learning is the problem of automatically building models which explain observed systems and predict their future behavior. Specifically, my current research interests include machine learning for biometric identification based on the eye gaze, precision medicine, computer security, and model-building in the sciences. Here is an overview of my current research projects


Our group offers courses on machine learning. If you are a student of the master program Data Science and have a question regarding this program, please visit this information page where you will find general information as well as contact information of the counsellor. If you have a question regarding a particular course, please visit the Moodle page of your course where you will find announcements as well as a contact. 

  • Office hours of the examination board of the master program in Data Science: Mondays at 12 via Zoom. Please send me an email for the participation link.

Curriculum Vitae

I am a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Potsdam. From 2007 to 2008 I was the head of the Machine Learning Group at the Max Planck Institute of Computer Science in Saarbrücken. Between 2003 and 2006, I was Assistant Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. I was awarded an Emmy Noether Fellowship of the German Science Foundation DFG in 2003 and an Ernst von Siemens Fellowship by Siemens AG in 1996. I received a Master's Degree in Computer Science (Diplominformatiker) in 1995 and a Ph.D. (Dr. rer nat.) in 1999 from Technische Universität Berlin.

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