Hi I’m Heiner, welcome to my scientific website!

I am a PhD student working on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at the Empirical Inference Department of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, where I am advised by Bernhard Schölkopf. I hold a Master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Frankfurt.

My current research interest is focussed on developing statistical methods to learn from conditional moment restrictions, a problem formulation which arises in many fields ranging from causal inference (e.g. instrumental variable regression) over economics to reinforcement learning and generally robust machine learning. In this context I am mostly working on empirical likelihood methods and distributionally robust optimization. Previously I have worked on epidemiological modelling, computational image analysis and computer-generated holography. Please visit my research page for details.

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