Ludwig Schmidt

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I am an assistant professor in computer science at the University of Washington.

My research interests revolve around the foundations of machine learning, often with a focus on datasets, evaluation, reliable generalization, and large models.

I am also a research scientist in the AllenNLP team at AI2 and a member of LAION.


Office: CSE2 214

Before joining UW, I was a postdoc at UC Berkeley where my mentors were Moritz Hardt and Ben Recht. I received my PhD from MIT advised by Piotr Indyk.

The papers below give an overview of topics I have worked on. For a full list of publications, please see my publications page or Google Scholar.

My group also contributes to machine learning via code repositories and datasets, e.g., OpenCLIP, OpenFlamingo, and LAION-5B.

Selected publications

  • Robust fine-tuning of zero-shot models
    Mitchell Wortsman, Gabriel Ilharco, Jong Wook Kim, Mike Li, Simon Kornblith, Rebecca Roelofs, Raphael Gontijo-Lopes, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi, Hongseok Namkoong, Ludwig Schmidt
    CVPR 2022
    Best paper finalist