Lukas Balles

I’m an applied machine learning scientist at Amazon Web Services in Berlin.


During my PhD, I have primarily been working on optimization methods for machine learning.

Check out my Google Scholar page for a list of publications.

Short Bio

I previously was a doctoral student in machine learning at the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems, hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the University of Tuebingen. I am supervised by Prof. Philipp Hennig. Prior to joining the Max Planck Institute as a Ph.D. student, I studied Mathematics (B.Sc.) and Scientific Computing (M.Sc.) at Heidelberg University and spent some time as a visiting student at Tsinghua University in Beijing. I did my Master’s thesis research project at (what is now) the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence. During my PhD, I interned in the Google Brain team in Montreal and at Google AI in Zurich.

Get in Touch

E-mail: first-name dot last-name at tuebingen dot mpg dot de.

Twitter: @lukas_balles