Erik Gärtner
Ph.D. student

Room 352, Mathematical Sciences, Lund University


Erik Gärtner is a doctoral student at Lund University, in the Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program advised by Professor Cristian Sminchisescu. His research focuses on novel applications of reinforcement learning in computer vision with the long-term goal to help computers perceive, understand and interact with the world in an intelligent and adaptive manner.

Erik obtained a MSc. degree in computer science from the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, focusing on natural language processing using weakly supervised methods. During his studies, he spent a semester at Georgia Tech attending machine learning and computer vision courses.

In 2016 he was awarded the Lund University Fund for Open Source Software Undergraduate Student Scholarship for his open source contributions and projects. Erik was a reviewer for CVPR18, ECCV18, CVPR19,ICCV19, and CVPR20.

In his spare time Erik is an avid traveler and enjoys meeting new people. To this date he has visited more than 50 different cities around the world.

Erik is currently doing an internship at Google Research in Zurich.


Erik is a teaching assistant in the following graduate level courses:

  • Machine Learning (FMAN45)
  • Applied Machine Learning (EDAN95)
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence (EDA132)
  • Language Technology (EDAN20)