Welcome to my homepage. I am an associate professor at the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. In my research, I study the mathematical foundations of machine learning.


  • I have an opening for a Postdoc position with flexible starting date.
  • I have started blogging again.
  • Welcome to my new PhD student Hidde Fokkema!
  • I have moved from Leiden University to the University of Amsterdam

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Research Interests in Mathematical Machine Learning

  • Adaptive methods in online convex optimization and prediction with expert advice
  • Explainability of machine learning methods
  • Faster-than-minimax rates for ‘easy data’ in statistical and online learning
  • PAC-Bayesian concentration inequalities
  • Statistical learning theory, frequentist analysis of Bayesian methods

See also my publications.

Recent Talks

Contact Information

Dr. Tim van Erven
Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics
University of Amsterdam
P.O. Box 94248
1090 GE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Visiting address:
Science Park 105-107, 3rd floor (entrance via Nikhef)
Office: F3.32