After receiving his PhD from Karlsruhe University, Germany Michael Berthold spent over a decade in the US, among others at Carnegie Mellon University, Intel Corporation, the University of California at Berkeley and as director of an industrial research lab in South San Francisco.
Since August 2003 he holds the Nycomed-Chair for Bioinformatics and Information Mining at Konstanz University, Germany where his research focuses on using machine learning methods for the interactive analysis of large information repositories in the Life Sciences. Most of the research results are made available to the public via the open source data mining platform KNIME.
M. Berthold is a Fellow of the IEEE, Past President of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, Associate Editor of several journals and Past-President of the IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Society. Since 2011 is an Honorary Professor at Obuda University, Budapest.
He has been involved in the organization of various conferences, most notably the IDA-series of symposia on Intelligent Data Analysis and the conference series on Computational Life Science.
Together with David Hand he co-edited the successful textbook "Intelligent Data Analysis: An Introduction" which has recently appeared in a completely revised, second edition. He is also co-author of the new "Guide to Intelligent Data Analysis"
(Springer Verlag) which appeared in summer 2010.