Curriculum Vitae

Below you'll find a brief CV; for more details contact me.

Biography

Søren Hauberg is an associate professor in the Section for Cognitive Systems at the Technical University of Denmark. He recieved his PhD in computer science from the University of Copenhagen in 2011. During his PhD he spend 6 months as a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley working with Ruzena Bajcsy. Prior to pursuing a PhD he worked as a "digital lumberjack" in the startup Dralle A/S. He was a post doc for two years at Perceiving Systems at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems working with Michael Black. In 2013, he was the sole computer science recipient of the Sapere Aude Research Talent award from the Danish Council for Independent Research, and in 2016 he was the sole computer science Villum Young Investigator. In 2017 he was further awarded a starting grant from the European Research Council. In 2018, he joined the Young Scientists community under the World Economic Forum for a two year tenure.

His research interest lie in the span of geometry and statistics. He develops machine learning techniques using geometric constructions, and works on the related numerical challenges. He is particularly interested in non-parametric smooth metric learning.

Education and Employments

2017 - Associate professor at the Section for Cognitive Systems at the Technical University of Denmark.
2014 - 2017 Post doc. at the Section for Cognitive Systems at the Technical University of Denmark.
2012 - 2014 Post doc. at the Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.
2011 - 2012 Post doc. at the department of computer science at the University of Copenhagen.
2008 - 2011 Phd in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen.
2010 Visiting Scholar at CITRIS, UC Berkeley.
2008 Consultant in software and statistics at Dralle A/S.
2007 - 2008 Research assistant at the department of computer science at the University of Copenhagen.
2000 - 2007 Bachelor and Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen.
1994 - 2007 Various employments (dishwasher, secretary, toy salesman, teaching assistant, etc.)

Grants, Scholarships and Awards

2017 Starting grant from the European Research Council.
2016 The Villum Foundation has named me a Young Investigator, thereby funding a five year research plan.
2016 I got a Outstanding Reviewer Award for my services at ICML 2016.
2015 I got the Outstanding Reviewer Award for my services at The Twenty-Eighth IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR).
2013 The Danish Council for Independent Research has kindly given me a Sapere Aude: DFF- Research Talent award.
2013 The Danish Council for Independent Research (Natural Sciences) funds my post doc position at the Technical University of Denmark.
2013 Amazon.com has kindly donated access to their elastic cloud compute servers through an AWS in Education Machine Learning Research Grant award.
2011 The Villum Foundation fully funds my post doc at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. I was also offered a stipend from MPI for this position.
2010 The Danish Agency for Science and Technology and Innovation covered travel expenses and tuition for my visiting scholarship at Ruzena Bajcsy's group at CITRIS, UC Berkeley.
2008 My PhD was fully funded by a scholarship from the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.
2007 My Master's thesis was supported by a grant from the Body and Mind research priority at the University of Copenhagen.

Media Coverage

Oct 24, 2018 The ERC did a short video interview with me on the key issues of ML.
Sep 18, 2018 The World Economic Forum discussed my work and named me one of "10 of the most exciting young scientists working in the world today."
Sep 13, 2017 Science Report, a news outlet focused on science, did an interview with me.
May 10, 2016 Our work on data augmentation was discussed in Politken, the largest Danish newspaper.
June 25, 2011 Parts of my PhD work was covered in the engineering news magazine Ingeniøren.
May 25, 2011 Parts of my PhD work was presented on Danish national radio in Harddisken.
April 24, 2007 A robotics event I co-organised on Robot Karate appeared on both National and Local TV (DR1, Aftenshowet, and TV2 Lorry), as well as in the news papers (Berlingske, Ritzau, and Søndagsavisen).