Prof. Dr. Max Welling is a research chair in Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam. He has secondary appointments at the University of California Irvine and at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). He is co-founder of “Scyfer BV” a university spin-off in deep learning. He received his PhD in ’98 under supervision of G. ‘t Hooft and held postdoctoral positions at Caltech with P. Perona and, UCL & U. Toronto with G. Hinton. Max Welling has served as associate editor in chief of IEEE TPAMI from 2011-2015 and has been program chair for AISTATS (’09), NIPS (’13) and ECCV (’16) and general chair of NIPS in 2014. He received an NSF career grant in 2005 and is a recipient of the ECCV Koenderink Prize in 2010 and the best paper award at ICML 2012. Welling’s machine learning research labs are AMLAB and QUVA Lab.