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. My research is about the mathematical foundations of machine learning.


  • In April I joined the board of the national AI & Mathematics initiative (AIM)
  • Upcoming events:
    • June 1, 2: I am part of the organizing team for the Second workshop on AI & Mathematics (AIM) organized by the Dutch Mathematics Clusters. We are putting together a really cool program with great national speakers.
    • October 12: Giving a 3 hour masterclass about the mathematics of explainable machine learning as part of the 3rd annual meeting for the Dutch inverse problems community in Groningen.
  • Recent talks:

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Research Interests in Mathematical Machine Learning

  • The mathematics of explainable machine learning
  • Adaptive methods in online convex optimization and prediction with expert advice
  • 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.

Selected 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 107, 2nd floor (entrance via Nikhef)
Office: F2.24