Max Welling is a research chair in machine learning at the University of Amsterdam and a VP Technologies at Qualcomm. He has a secondary appointment as a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). He is co-founder of Scyfer, a university spin-off in deep learning that got acquired by Qualcomm in summer 2017. In the past he held postdoctoral positions at Caltech (1998-2000), UCL (2000-2001) and the U. Toronto (2001-2003). He received his PhD in 1998 under supervision of Nobel laureate Gerard ‘t Hooft. He received multiple grants from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, NSF, NIH, NWO and ONR-MURI among which an NSF career grant in 2005. He is recipient of the ECCV Koenderink Prize in 2010. Welling is in the board of the Data Science Research Center in Amsterdam, he directs the Amsterdam Machine Learning Lab (AMLAB), and co-directs the Qualcomm-UvA deep learning lab (QUVA) and the Bosch-UvA Deep Learning lab (DELTA).