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  • 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.).