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. Dandl S, Becker M, Bischl B, Casalicchio G, Bothmann L (2024) mlr3summary: Concise and interpretable summaries for machine learning models. Proceedings of the Demo Track of the 2nd World Conference on eXplainable Artificial Intelligence.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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  4. Becker M, Binder M, Bischl B, Lang M, Pfisterer F, Reich NG, Richter J, Schratz P, Sonabend R (2021) mlr3 book.