AI Seminar Series

The AI seminar series highlights advances and challenges in research within Machine Learning, Data Science, and AI. Like the AI Centre itself, the seminar series will have a broad scope, covering both new methodological contributions, ground-breaking applications, and impacts on society.

The speakers consist of researchers from the participating departments as well as external speakers.

The seminars generally take place Friday at 13:00 at Nørre Campus and online.

Find more information about each seminar by clicking on the titles. All seminars will be announced in the event calendar on this website.

Scheduled Seminars

25 Nov 2022

Casper Kaae Sønderby
Co-founder of

Transforming the power grid to a zero-carbon future with data, machine learning and automation
20 Jan 2023

Naomi Saphra
Postdoctoral Researcher at the New York University

27 Jan 2023

Andrew White


Previous Seminars


11 Nov

Rob van der Goot
Assistant Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen

Mysteries in multi-task learning and input representations for language models
7 Oct

Andrew Schwartz
Director of the Human Language Analysis Beings (HLAB), Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Human-Centered Natural Language Processing
30 Sep

Andreas Bjerre-Nielsen
Associate Professor of Economics and Social Data Science at University of Copenhagen

Big data for predicting student success - limits and policy potential
23 Sep

Line Katrine Harder Clemmensen
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

AI tools for the child and youth psychiatry - focused on OCD
2 Sep Taelin Karidi
PhD student in the School of Computer Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)
Putting Words in BERT's Mouth: Navigating Contextualized Vector Spaces with Pseudowords
11 May

Bryan Eikema
PhD student at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation at the University of Amsterdam

A Distribution-Aware Decision Rule for Neural Machine Translation
8 Apr

Nora Hollenstein
Assistant professor at the Centre for Language Technology at the University of Copenhagen

Interpreting Character Embeddings With Perceptual Representations: The Case of Shape, Sound, and Color
11 Mar

Vered Schwartz
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia

Incorporating Commonsense Reasoning into NLP Models
11 Feb Gül Varol
Permanent researcher at the IMAGINE team of École des Ponts ParisTech.
What can we learn from subtitled sign language data?
21 Jan

Samira Abnar
PhD Candidate at the University of Amsterdam

Exploring the Limits of Large Scale Pre-training




3 Sep

Debora Marks
Associate Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School.
Design and prediction of biological sequences with neural machines
17 Jun Henrik Palmer Olsen
Associate Dean for Research at Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.

Sebastian Felix Schwemer
Associate Professor at the Centre for Information and Innovation Law, University of Copenhagen.
The EU “Artificial Intelligence Act” (AIA) Proposal
3 Jun Jasmijn Bastings
Google Amsterdam
PhD, ILLC, University of Amsterdam
Towards Trustworthy Natural Language Processing
21 May Niels Richard
Professor of computational statistics in Department of Mathematical Sciences at University of Copenhagen
How do life events impact life trajectories? On methods for causal learning of time-dynamic event systems
29 Apr Jonathan Berant
Associate professor at the School of Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University
Beyond supervised learning: generalization, few-shot learning, and robustness
12 Mar Ankit Kariryaa
Postdoc at Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen
An unexpectedly large count of trees in the West African Sahara and Sahel



11 Dec        Andrew Flatman, Ask Holm Carlsen and Bjarke Skjødt
The Geodata Office at the Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency
Mapping All of Denmark   
30 Sep Carolin Lawrence
Research scientist at NEC Labs Europe
Sequence Generation and Graph AI
11 Sep Serge Belongie
Open seminar by Serge Belongie, Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University and Associate Dean at Cornell Tech
A New Workflow for Collaborative Machine Learning Research in Biodiversity
28 Aug Nikita Zhivotovskiy
Postdoctoral Researcher at Google Research, Brain Team, Zürich
Robust k-means Clustering for Distributions with Two Moments
19 Aug Rianne de Heide
PhD Candidate, Leiden University
Safe Testing
12 Jun
Simon Rasmussen
Associate Professor, PhD, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH
Deep learning for multi-omics data integration
15 May
Maurice Weiler
PhD Researcher at University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gauge Equivariant CNNs and coordinate independent convolutions
24 Apr
Carolin Lawrence
Research scientist at NEC Labs Europe
Bidirectional Sequence Generation and Graph AI
6 Mar Heloisa N. Bordallo
Associate Professor in X-rays and Neutron Science at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
How can we use advanced decision-making Deep Learning for optimization of complex neutron experiments?
21 Feb Ozan Ötkem
Strategic Coordinator at KTHs Center for Applied and Industrial Mathematics (CIAM)
Bayesian inversion for tomography through machine learning
10 Jan Sune Hannibal Holm
Associate professor, Department of Food and Resource Economics, UCPH
What does it mean for an algorithm to be fair?



20 Dec Andreas Bock
PhD student, Imperial College London

Diffeomorphic curve matching with finite elements

29 Nov David Vilares Calvo
Research Associate, University of A Coruña

Structured (Syntactic) Prediction without Structured Representations

22 Nov Søren Kyllingsbæk
Head of Department of Psychology, UCPH

A Computational Model of Intention Selection

16 Sep
Yasin Abbasi-Yadkori
Researcher at VinAI
Efficient exploration in sequential decision making problems
6 Sep Thomas Hamelryck
Associate Professor, The Bioinformatics Centre, UCPH

Deep probabilistic programming and the protein folding problem

14 Jun Jonas Martin Peters
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UCPH
A stability upgrade for data-driven models
13 Jun (EXTRA) Daniel Beck
Research fellow, University of Melbourne
Natural Language Generation in the Wild
16 May Mikkel Thorup
Professor, Department of Computer Science, UCPH
The Power of Theory in Practice of Hashing with Focus on Similarity Estimation
3 May Troels Petersen
Associate Professor, Niels Bohr Institute, UCPH
Machine Learning meets Particle Physics
10 Apr (EXTRA) Naftali Tishby
Professor of Computer Science, incumbent of the Ruth and Stan Flinkman Chair for Brain Research at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Science (ELSC), Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The Information Bottleneck Theory of Deep Learning: Towards Interpredable Deep Neural Networks
5 Apr Søren Hauberg
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, DTU
Only Bayes should learn a manifold

22 Mar Yevgeny Seldin
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, UCPH
Algorithms for Easy and Hard Online Learning Environments
8 Mar Isabelle Augenstein
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, UCPH
Natural Language Understanding with Limited Training Data
22 Feb Frank Van Der Meulen
Associate professor, Delft University of Technology
Continuous-discrete smoothing of diffusions

8 Feb Jes Frellsen
Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, ITU
Deep latent variable models: estimation and missing data imputation
25 Jan Søren Mørk
Chief Model Risk Analyst, Nordea
Machine Learning and Banking: a Model Risk Perspective
11 Jan

Susanne Claus
Postdoc, Department of Computer Science, UCPH
Cut Finite Element Methods for Contact Problem



30 Nov Desmond Elliott
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, UCPH
Multilingual multimodal language understanding
16 Nov

Luana Micallef
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, UCPH
Towards an AI-Human Symbiosis Using Information Visualization