Portrait of Anton Schwaighofer

Anton Schwaighofer

Principal Applied Scientist


I am working in the core algorithms team of Bing Ads, with a focus on

  • Simulation and optimization of auction marketplaces
  • Large scale machine learning
  • Image understanding via Deep Learning

Brief biography

I studied computer science at Graz Unversity of Technology, Austria.. From 2000 to 2003, I completed my Ph.D. thesis on machine learning. My Ph.D. work was funded by an Ernst-von-Siemens scholarship, and supervised jointly by Volker Tresp at Siemens Corporate Technology, Munich, and Wolfgang Maass at Graz Unversity of Technology.

In May 2004, I joined the Intelligent Data Analysis Group at Fraunhofer FIRST in Berlin as a postdoc researcher. In my work there, I was leading a technology transfer project funded by Bayer Schering Pharma. This project, PCADMET, aimed at developing machine learning methods for predicting different properties of chemical compounds in early drug discovery.

In February 2008, I joined Microsoft Research Cambridge.