We welcome Research Fellow Tobias Sutter to the Zukunftskolleg

Tobias Sutter is one of our new Research Fellows from the 16th call for applications for fellowships. He has started his fellowship in June and is affiliated with the Department of Computer and Information Science.

Tobias Sutter received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 and 2012 from ETH Zurich, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich in 2017. He currently is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Konstanz. Prior to joining the University of Konstanz, he held a research and lecturer appointment with EPFL at the Chair of Risk Analytics and Optimization and at the Institute of Machine Learning at ETH Zurich.

His research interests revolve around control, reinforcement learning and data-driven robust optimization. He was a recipient of the 2016 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society and received the ETH Medal for his outstanding Ph.D. thesis on approximate dynamic programming in 2018.

Within the Zukunftskolleg, Tobias will work on the foundations of reinforcement learning  - a discipline that lies in the intersection of computer science, statistics, information theory, mathematical optimization. Supported by the impressive recent successes when applying reinforcement learning algorithms to solving real world problems in various disciplines ranging from engineering, biology and economics to medicine and health care, reinforcement learning has emerged as the leading framework for studying sequential dynamical decision problems.

We wish him a good start and all the best for his time at the Zukunftskolleg!

Website of Tobias Sutter: https://www.mlo.uni-konstanz.de/