Professor Manfred Opper has a PhD in Physics and a Habilitation degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Giessen, Germany. In 1992 he received the Physics Prize of the German Physical Society for his work on learning in neural networks. In 1994 he was awarded a Heisenberg fellowship from the German research foundation, DFG. He has held faculty positions at the Neural Computing Research Group at Aston University in Birmingham UK, and at the ISIS group of Southampton University. Manfred Opper became a professor for Methods of Artifical Intelligence at Technical University of Berlin in 2006.
• Professor of Machine Learning, University of Birmingham (UK) 2020
• Professor, Institute for Software Engineering and Theoretical Computer Science , TU Berlin (Germany) 2006
• Professor (personal chair), School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton (UK), 2005
• Reader, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham (UK) 1997