Hi there, I’m Ben!
I hope to contribute to machine learning systems becoming beneficial for everyone, through (mostly theoretical) research on algorithmic fairness. Currently, I am looking into probabilistic risk scores and how the treatment of individuals is intertwined with the treatment of groups. As an ELLIS PhD student, I am co-supervised by Nuria Oliver in Alicante, where I will presumably spend the winter semester 2023/24.
I initially studied maths (with some physics) and then also philosophy (with some languages and literature) in Munich, naturally leading to a master in logic and philosophy of science at the MCMP. Having studied some machine learning on the side, I then completed a master in computer science in Oxford to get a more robust foundation for ML research. I continued to work there with the OATML group as an externally funded collaborator doing mostly empirical, coding-heavy projects, e.g., on active learning with language models. I moved to Tübingen in September 2022.
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benedikt.hoeltgen (at) uni-tuebingen.de