Marc Becker


I am working on the mlr3 project as a research software engineer and mainly responsible for the optimization packages.

I obtained a Bachelor's Degree (B.Sc.) in Geography from the Freie Universität Berlin and a Master's Degree (M.Sc.) in Geoinformatics from the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.


Institut für Statistik

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Ludwigstraße 33

D-80539 München

marc.becker [at]

Research Interests

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  1. Bischl B, Binder M, Lang M, Pielok T, Richter J, Coors S, Thomas J, Ullmann T, Becker M, Boulesteix A-L, Deng D, Lindauer M (2023) Hyperparameter Optimization: Foundations, Algorithms, Best Practices, and Open Challenges. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, e1484.
  2. Moosbauer J, Binder M, Schneider L, Pfisterer F, Becker M, Lang M, Kotthoff L, Bischl B (2022) Automated Benchmark-Driven Design and Explanation of Hyperparameter Optimizers. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation 26, 1336–1350.
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  3. Becker M, Binder M, Bischl B, Lang M, Pfisterer F, Reich NG, Richter J, Schratz P, Sonabend R (2021) mlr3 book.