Deputy Full Professor (“W3-Vertretungsprofessor”) since 2020 and head of the research group Web Science at the Institute AIFB of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany) with a team of
7 PhD students and 1 postdoc/KIT junior research group leader.
Research in AI, particularly at the intersection of natural language processing, machine learning, and knowledge representation, including explainable AI and machine learning on graph data.
80+ publications at highly-ranked conferences (e.g., CIKM, ISWC, ECIR, ECML, NAACL) and in journals (e.g., SWJ, IJDL, Scientometrics) with international researchers as co-authors.
Princial Investigator (PI) in several projects (e.g., KD4RE, IIDI, ChemKB, KIGLIS, digilog@bw, KIWI) and multi-million third-party funding.
Many years of teaching experience: Lectures with up to 600 students, receiving Faculty award.
Understanding of interdisciplinary research topics based on parallel studies in philosophy (B.A.).