Dr Sepp Hochreiter

Founding Director

Dr Hochreiter is a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He was the first to identify the key obstacle to Deep Learning and then discovered a general approach to address this challenge. He thus became the founding father of modern Deep Learning and AI.

He is also a professor at Johannes Kepler University Linz.



P. Seidl, P. Renz, N. Dyubankova, P. Neves, J. Verhoeven, J. K. Wegner, S. Hochreiter, and G. Klambauer (2021) Modern Hopfield Networks for Few- and Zero-Shot Reaction Prediction. arXiv:2104.03279, 2021-04-07. (more) (download)

P. M. Winter, S. Eder, J. Weissenböck, C. Schwald, T. Doms, T. Vogt, S. Hochreiter, and B. Nessler (2021) Trusted Artificial Intelligence: Towards Certification of Machine Learning Applications. arXiv:2103.16910, 2021-03-31. (more) (download)

M. Pavlovic, L. Scheffer, K. Motwani, C. Kanduri, R. Kompova, N. Vazov, K. Waagan, F. L. Bernal, A. A. Costa, B. Corrie, R. Akbar, G. S. Al Hajj, G. Balaban, T. M. Brusko, M. Chernigovskaya, S. Christley, L. G. Cowell, R. Frank, I. Grytten, S. Gundersen, I. H. Haff, S. Hochreiter, E. Hovig, P.-H. Hsieh, G. Klambauer, M. L. Kuijjer, C. Lund-Andersen, A. Martini, T. Minotto, J. Pensar, K. Rand, E. Riccardi, P. A. Robert, A. Rocha, A. Slabodkin, I. Snapkov, L. M. Sollid, D. Titov, C. R. Weber, M. Widrich, G. Yaari, V. Greiff, and G. K. Sandve (2021) immuneML: an Ecosystem for Machine Learning Analysis of Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoires. bioRxiv, 2021-03-15. (more) (download)

A. Vall, Y. Sabnis, J. Shi, R. Class, S. Hochreiter, and G. Klambauer (2021) The Promise of AI for DILI Prediction. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, 4, 2021. doi: 10.3389/frai.2021.638410. (more) (download)

M. Gauch, F. Kratzert, G. Nearing, J. Lin, S. Hochreiter, J. Brandstetter, and D. Klotz (2021) Multi-Timescale LSTM for Rainfall–Runoff Forecasting. EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-9714, 2021-03-03. (more) (download)

P.-J. Hoedt, F. Kratzert, D. Klotz, C. Halmich, M. Holzleitner, G. Nearing, S. Hochreiter, and G. Klambauer (2021) MC-LSTM: Mass-Conserving LSTM. arXiv:2101.05186, 2021-01-13. (more) (download)


D. Klotz, F. Kratzert, M. Gauch, A. K. Sampson, G. Klambauer, S. Hochreiter, and G. Nearing (2020) Uncertainty Estimation with Deep Learning for Rainfall-Runoff Modelling. EarthArXiv, 2020-12-17. (more) (download)

M. Gauch, D. Klotz, F. Kratzert, G. Nearing, S. Hochreiter, and a. J. Lin (2020) A Machine Learner’s Guide to Streamflow Prediction. NeurIPS Workshop: AI for Earth Sciences, 2020-12-12. (more) (download)

M. Holzleitner, L. Gruber, J. Arjona-Medina, J. Brandstetter, and S. Hochreiter (2020) Convergence Proof for Actor-Critic Methods Applied to PPO and RUDDER. arXiv:2012.01399, 2020-12-02. (more) (download)

L. Servadei, J. Zheng, J. Arjona-Medina, M. Werner, V. Esen, S. Hochreiter, W. Ecker, and R. Wille (2020) Cost Optimization at Early Stages of Design Using Deep Reinforcement Learning. Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE Workshop on Machine Learning for CAD, 37-42, 2020-11-16. (more) (download)

S. Kimeswenger, P. Tschandl, P. Noack, M. Hofmarcher, E. Rumetshofer, H. Kindermann, R. Silye, S. Hochreiter, M. Kaltenbrunner, E. Guenova, G. Klambauer, and W. Hoetzenecker (2020) Artificial neural networks and pathologists recognize basal cell carcinomas based on different histological patterns. Modern Pathology, 1-9, 2020-11-13. (more) (download)

P. Renz, D. Van Rompaey, J. K. Wegner, S. Hochreiter, and G. Klambauer (2020) On failure modes in molecule generation and optimization. Drug Discovery Today: Technologies, 32, 55-63, 2020-10-24. (more) (download)

M. Gauch, F. Kratzert, D. Klotz, G. Nearing, J. Lin, and S. Hochreiter (2020) Rainfall-Runoff Prediction at Multiple Timescales with a Single Long Short-Term Memory Network. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, Copernicus GmbH, under review, 2020-10-15. (more) (download)

T. Adler, J. Brandstetter, M. Widrich, A. Mayr, D. Kreil, M. Kopp, G. Klambauer, and S. Hochreiter (2020) Cross-Domain Few-Shot Learning by Representation Fusion. arXiv:2010.06498, 2020-10-13. (more) (download)

V. P. Patil, M. Hofmarcher, M.-C. Dinu, M. Dorfer, P. M. Blies, J. Brandstetter, J. A. Arjona-Medina, and S. Hochreiter (2020) Align-RUDDER: Learning From Few Demonstrations by Reward Redistribution. arXiv:2009.14108, 2020-09-29. (more) (download)

D. P. Kreil, M. K. Kopp, D. Jonietz, M. Neun, A. Gruca, P. Herruzo, H. Martin, A. Soleymani, and S. Hochreiter (2020) The surprising efficiency of framing geo-spatial time series forecasting as a video prediction task – Insights from the IARAI Traffic4cast Competition at NeurIPS 2019. Proceedings of the NeurIPS 2019 Competition and Demonstration Track, PMLR 123:232-241, 2020-08-19. (more) (download)

M. Widrich, B. Schäfl, H. Ramsauer, M. Pavlović, L. Gruber, M. Holzleitner, J. Brandstetter, G. K. Sandve, V. Greiff, S. Hochreiter, and G. Klambauer (2020) Modern Hopfield Networks and Attention for Immune Repertoire Classification. arXiv:2007.13505, 2020-07-16. (more) (download)

A. Mitterecker, A. Hofmann, K. M. Trentino, A. Lloyd, M. F. Leahy, K. Schwarzbauer, T. Tschoellitsch, C. Böck, S. Hochreiter, and J. Meier (2020) Machine learning–based prediction of transfusion. Transfusion, 60, 1977–1986, 2020-06-28. (more) (download)

F. Kratzert, D. Klotz, S. Hochreiter, and G. Nearing (2020) A note on leveraging synergy in multiple meteorological datasets with deep learning for rainfall-runoff modeling. EarthArXiv, 2020-05-06. (more) (download)

N. Sturm, A. Mayr, T. L. Van, V. Chupakhin, H. Ceulemans, J. Wegner, J.-F. Golib-Dzib, N. Jeliazkova, Y. Vandriessche, S. Böhm, V. Cima, J. Martinovic, N. Greene, T. V. Aa, T. J. Ashby, S. Hochreiter, O. Engkvist, G. Klambauer, and H. Chen (2020) Industry-scale application and evaluation of deep learning for drug target prediction. Journal of Cheminformatics, 12, 1-13, 2020-04-19. (more) (download)

M. Hofmarcher, A. Mayr, E. Rumetshofer, P. Ruch, P. Renz, J. Schimunek, P. Seidl, A. Vall, M. Widrich, S. Hochreiter, and G. Klambauer (2020) Large-Scale Ligand-Based Virtual Screening for SARS-CoV-2 Inhibitors Using Deep Neural Networks. SSRN 3561442, 2020-03-23. (more) (download)

A. Mayr, G. Klambauer, T. Unterthiner, and S. Hochreiter (2020) The LSC Benchmark Dataset: Technical Appendix and Partial Reanalysis. 2020-02-12. (more) (download)


F. Kratzert, D. Klotz, M. Herrnegger, A. K. Sampson, S. Hochreiter, and G. S. Nearing (2019) Toward Improved Predictions in Ungauged Basins: Exploiting the Power of Machine Learning. Water Resources Research. 55, 12, 11344-11354. 2019-12-23. (more) (download)

F. Kratzert, D. Klotz, G. Shalev, G. Klambauer, S. Hochreiter, and G. Nearing (2019) Towards learning universal, regional, and local hydrological behaviors via machine learning applied to large-sample datasets. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23, 12, 5089–5110, 2019-12-17. (more) (download)

F. Kratzert, D. Klotz, G. Klambauer, S. Hochreiter, and G. S. Nearing (2019) Large-Scale Rainfall-Runoff Modeling using the Long Short-Term Memory Network. American Geophysical Union, AGU Fall Meeting 2019, San Francisco, 9-13 Dec. (more) (download)

F. Kratzert, D. Klotz, J. Brandstetter, P.-J. Hoedt, G. Nearing, and S. Hochreiter (2019) Using LSTMs for climate change assessment studies on droughts and floods. arXiv, 1911.03941v2, Machine Learning (cs.LG), 2019-11-28. (more) (download)

S. Kimeswenger, E. Rumetshofer, M. Hofmarcher, P. Tschandl, H. Kittler, S. Hochreiter, W. Hötzenecker, and G. Klambauer (2019) Detecting cutaneous basal cell carcinomas in ultra-high resolution and weakly labelled histopathological images. ML4H: Machine Learning for Health workshop at NeurIPS 2019, Vancouver, 10-12 Dec 2019, or preprint at arXiv, 1911.06616v3, Image and Video Processing (eess.IV), 2019-12-02. (more) (download)

T. Adler, M. Erhard, M. Krenn, J. Brandstetter, J. Kofler, and S. Hochreiter (2019) LSTM-Designed Quantum Experiments. Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences Workshop at NeurIPS 2019, Vancouver, 10-12 Dec 2019. (more) (download)

T. Adler, M. Erhard, M. Krenn, J. Brandstetter, J. Kofler, and S. Hochreiter (2019) Quantum Optical Experiments Modeled by Long Short-Term Memory. arXiv, 1910.13804v1, Machine Learning (cs.LG), 2019-10-30. (more) (download)

J. Lehner, A. Mitterecker, T. Adler, M. Hofmarcher, B. Nessler, and S. Hochreiter (2019) Patch Refinement – Localized 3D Object Detection. Machine Learning for Autonomous Driving Workshop at NeurIPS 2019, Vancouver, 10-12 Dec 2019, or preprint arXiv, 1910.04093v1, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (cs.CV), 2019-10-09. (more) (download)

M. Gillhofer, H. Ramsauer, J. Brandstetter, and S. Hochreiter (2019) A GAN based solver of black-box inverse problems. openreview.net. (more) (download)

J. A. Arjona-Medina, M. Gillhofer, M. Widrich, T. Unterthiner, J. Brandstetter, and S. Hochreiter (2019) RUDDER – Return Decomposition with Delayed Rewards. NeurIPS 2019, Vancouver, 10-12 Dec 2019, or pre-print on arXiv, 1806.07857v3, Machine Learning (cs.LG), 2019-09-10. (more) (download)

M. Hofmarcher, T. Unterthiner, J. Arjona-Medina, G. Klambauer, S. Hochreiter, and B. Nessler (2019) Visual scene understanding for autonomous driving using semantic segmentation. in Explainable AI: Interpreting, Explaining and Visualizing Deep Learning, Springer, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28954-6_15, 2019-09-10. (more) (download)

L. Arras, J. Arjona-Medina, M. Widrich, G. Montavon, M. Gillhofer, K.-R. Müller, S. Hochreiter, and W. Samek (2019) Explaining and Interpreting LSTMs. in Explainable AI: Interpreting, Explaining and Visualizing Deep Learning, Springer, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28954-6_11, 2019-09-10. (more) (download)

F. Kratzert, D. Klotz, A. K. Sampson, S. Hochreiter, and G. Nearing (2019) Prediction in Ungauged Basins with Long Short-term Memory Networks. EarthArXiv. doi:10.31223/osf.io/4rysp, 2019-08-26. (more) (download)

F. Kratzert, D. Klotz, G. Shalev, G. Klambauer, S. Hochreiter, and G. Nearing (2019) Benchmarking a Catchment-Aware Long Short-Term Memory Network (LSTM) for Large-Scale Hydrological Modeling. arXiv, 1907.08456v1, Machine Learning (cs.LG), 2019-07-19. (more) (download)

M. P. Menden, D. Wang, M. J. Mason, B. Szalai, K. C. Bulusu, Y. Guan, T. Yu, J. Kang, M. Jeon, R. Wolfinger, T. Nguyen, M. Zaslavskiy, A.-S. D. C. D. Consortium, I. S. Jang, Z. Ghazoui, M. E. Ahsen, R. Vogel, E. C. Neto, T. Norman, E. K. Y. Tang, M. J. Garnett, G. Y. Di Veroli, S. Fawell, G. Stolovitzky, J. Guinney, J. R. Dry, and J. Saez-Rodriguez (2019) Community assessment to advance computational prediction of cancer drug combinations in a pharmacogenomic screen. Nature Communications 10, 2674. (more) (download)

F. Kratzert, D. Klotz, M. Herrnegger, S. Hochreiter, and G. Klambauer (2019) Using large data sets towards generating a catchment aware hydrological model for global applications. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 21, EGU2019-13795. EGU General Assembly 2019. (more) (download)

D. Klotz, F. Kratzert, M. Herrnegger, S. Hochreiter, and G. Klambauer (2019) Towards the quantification of uncertainty for deep learning based rainfall-runoff models. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 21, EGU2019-10708-2. EGU General Assembly 2019. (more) (download)

G. Klambauer, S. Hochreiter, and M. Rarey (2019) Machine Learning in Drug Discovery. J. Chem. Inf. Model. 59, 945−946. (more) (download)

F. Kratzert, M. Herrnegger, D. Klotz, S. Hochreiter, and G. Klambauer (2019) NeuralHydrology – Interpreting LSTMs in Hydrology. in Explainable AI: Interpreting, Explaining and Visualizing Deep Learning, Springer, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28954-6_19, see preprint at arXiv, 1903.07903v1, 2019-03-19. (more) (download)

K. Preuer, G. Klambauer, F. Rippmann, S. Hochreiter, and T. Unterthiner (2019) Interpretable Deep Learning in Drug Discovery. in Explainable AI: Interpreting, Explaining and Visualizing Deep Learning, Springer, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28954-6_18, see preprint at arXiv, 1903.02788v2, 2019-03-18. (more) (download)

M. Hofmarcher, E. Rumetshofer, D.-A. Clevert, S. Hochreiter, and G. Klambauer (2019) Accurate prediction of biological assays with high-throughput microscopy images and convolutional networks. J. Chem. Inf. Model. 59, 3, 1163-1171. (more) (download)

E. Rumetshofer, M. Hofmarcher, C. Röhrl, S. Hochreiter, and G. Klambauer (2019) Human-level Protein Localization with Convolutional Neural Networks. International Conference on Learning Representations, ICLR 2019, New Orleans, 6-9 May. (more) (download)


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