ELLIS PhD Program

Apply by November 15, 2022, to join the ELLIS PhD Program in 2023.


The ELLIS PhD program has launched its yearly recruiting round and is now accepting applications. A key pillar of the ELLIS initiative, the program's central aim is to foster and educate the best talent in machine learning and related research areas by pairing outstanding students from across the globe with leading researchers in Europe. The program also offers a variety of networking and training activities. Each PhD student is co-supervised by two ELLIS scientists based in different European countries. Over the course of their degree, students complete a mandatory exchange of at least six months at their co-advisor's lab. One of the advisors may also come from industry, in which case the student will collaborate closely with the private sector partner and spend their exchange conducting research at an industrial lab.

Research areas include (but are not limited to) the following machine learning-driven research fields:

  • AutoML

  • Bayesian & Probabilistic Learning

  • Bioinformatics

  • Causality

  • Computational Neuroscience

  • Computer Graphics

  • Computer Vision

  • Deep Learning

  • Earth & Climate Sciences

  • Health

  • Human Behavior, Psychology & Emotion

  • Human Computer Interaction

  • Human Robot Interaction

  • Information Retrieval

  • Interactive & Online Learning

  • Interpretability & Fairness

  • Law & Ethics

  • Machine Learning Algorithms

  • Machine Learning Theory

  • ML in Chemistry & Material Sciences

  • ML in Finance

  • ML in Science & Engineering

  • ML Systems

  • Multi-agent Systems & Game Theory

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Optimization & Meta Learning

  • Privacy

  • Quantum & Physics-based ML

  • Reinforcement Learning & Control

  • Robotics

  • Robust & Trustworthy ML

  • Safety

  • Security, Synthesis & Verification

  • Symbolic Machine Learning

  • Unsupervised Learning

You can watch the introductory video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWXNpnxkfg0

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2022. Interested candidates should apply online through the ELLIS application portal. For details on the program, specific research areas, and the application process, please consult the call for applications: https://ellis.eu/news/ellis-phd-program-call-for-applications-2022.