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Bastian Rieck
Helmholtz Munich / ©Andreas Heddergott

Dr. Bastian Rieck

Principal Investigator Helmholtz Pioneer Campus

Research Area

Bastian received both his M.Sc. degree in mathematics (graduated with distinction) and his Ph.D. ('summa cum laude') in computer science from Heidelberg University in Germany. He subsequently worked as a (senior) postdoctoral researcher at the Machine Learning and Computational Biology Lab of ETH Zurich in Switzerland. Bastian's research primarily focuses on the development of topological machine learning techniques in the context of healthcare applications. He also has a keen interest in developing techniques that improve our understanding of neural networks.

Professional Background

Since 2021

Principal Investigator at Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, Helmholtz Munich


Senior assistant at ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Researcher at Heidelberg University, Germany


Research assistant at Kaiserslautern University, Germany


Research assistant at Heidelberg University, Germany.

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding reviewer (top 10%) for ICML
    Outstanding reviewer (among the top 500 reviewers) for ICLR

  • Top reviewer for ICML 2020

  • Outstanding reviewer for the ECML PKDD5 2019 Journal Track
    Outstanding reviewer (among the top 400 reviewers) for NeurIPS
    Outstanding reviewer (top 5%) for ICML

  • Outstanding reviewer (among the top 200 reviewers) for NeurIPS
    Outstanding reviewer (among the top 100 reviewers) for ICML

  • Award for the best extended abstract at TopoInVis

  • Research scholarship, Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp), Heidelberg University, Germany
    2011 - 2014

Gold Star Awards Luxury Background
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Networks and Affiliations

University of Munich