Bernhard Schölkopf is a Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Tubinga, Germany) where he heads the Empirical Inference Department, and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). He researches in machine learning and causal inference, and has applied his methods in diverse fields ranging from biomedicine to computational photography and astronomy. Holder of a PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Berlin, from 2001 to 2010 he headed the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. Schölkopf helped start the ELLIS Society (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems) and the Journal of Machine Learning Research, where he served as Editor-in-Chief. He is also Scientific Director of the ELLIS Institute Tübingen, which he founded in 2023. His many honors include the Royal Society Milner Award, the Leibniz Award and the 2019 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Information and Communication Technologies.