Prof. Dr. Stephan Günnemann

Technical University of Munich
Department of Informatics - I26
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching b. München
Germany

Room: 02.11.055
Phone: +49 (0)89 / 289-17282
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 289-17257
E-Mail: guennemann@in.tum.de

Research Focus

  • Machine Learning for Graphs/Networks, Graph Neural Networks
  • Reliable Machine Learning, Robust and Adversarial Machine Learning, Uncertainty Estimation
  • Machine Learning for Temporal and Dynamic Data

Current Positions

  • Acting Director of the Munich Data Science Institute
    www.mdsi.tum.de
  • Professor (W3, tenured) for Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Professional Experience

  • Acting Director of the Munich Data Science Institute
    since October 2020
  • Professor
    Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
    since October 2016
  • Research Group Leader
    Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
    July 2015 - September 2016
    • funded by the Emmy Noether Program of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Research Scientist
    Siemens AG, Siemens Research & Technology Center, Munich, Germany
    February 2015 - June 2015
  • Senior Researcher
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
    October 2014 - February 2015
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
    October 2012 - September 2014
  • Visiting Researcher
    Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
    May 2011 - June 2011
  • Research Associate
    Data Management and Data Exploration Group, RWTH Aachen University
    July 2008 - September 2012
  • Promotion [Ph.D.] at the RWTH Aachen University (June 2008 - March 2012)
    • Dissertation (Ph.D. thesis) "Subspace Clustering for Complex Data"
    • Graduated with distinction "summa cum laude"
  • Studies in Computer Science at RWTH Aachen Universiy (October 2003 - May 2008)
    • Diplomarbeit (Master thesis) "Approximations for efficient subspace clustering in high-dimensional databases"
    • Graduated with distinction

Academic Honors and Awards

  • Google Faculty Research Award in Machine Learning, 2019/2020
  • Best Research Paper Award at the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining for the paper ``Adversarial Attacks on Neural Networks for Graph Data'', 2018
  • Microsoft Azure Research Award, 2017
  • Rudolf Mößbauer Fellowship of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study, 2016
  • Emmy Noether Research Grant of the German Research Foundation (DFG) to set up an independent research group, 2015
  • Young Researcher at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Heidelberg, Germany, 2015
  • Best Student Paper Runner-Up Award for the paper ``Com2: Fast Automatic Discovery of Temporal ('Comet') Communities`` at the Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), 2014
  • Dissertation Award of the German Computer Science Society, Section on Databases and Information Systems, 2013
  • DAAD Scholarship for postdoctoral research at the Carnegie Mellon University for the period 10/2013 to 09/2014
  • Borchers-Plakette for doctoral dissertation "Subspace Clustering for Complex Data", 2013
  • Travel Award for the paper ``Finding Contexts of Social Influence in Online Social Networks`` at the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Workshop on Social Network Mining and Analysis, 2013
  • DAAD Scholarship for postdoctoral research at the Carnegie Mellon University for the period 10/2012 to 09/2013
  • Best Paper Award for the paper "DB-CSC: A density-based approach for subspace clustering in graphs with feature vectors" at the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD), 2011
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm-Preis for diploma thesis on "Approximations for efficient subspace clustering in high-dimensional databases", 2009
  • Springorum-Denkmünze for Diplom (Master of Science) in Computer Science with overall mark 'excellent', 2009
  • Schöneborn-Preis for the year's best Vordiplom (Bachelor degree equivalent) in Computer Science at the RWTH Aachen University, 2006