Senior Researcher

Since 2011, Luca M. Ghiringhelli is a group leader at the Fritz Haber Institute of the MPG, in the theory group led by Prof. Matthias Scheffler. His background is in computational statistical mechanics and electronic structure methods, applied for the evaluation of thermodynamic and kinetic properties of bulk materials, surfaces, and nano-clusters. Recently, he started applying methods inspired to compressed sensing to the modelling of big data in materials science.

One of my research foci is applying machine learning with the aim of finding predictive models for the research of new materials.

+49 30 8413 4864          luca@fhi-berlin.mpg.de

 Leonhard Hennig is a senior researcher at the DFKI Language Technology Lab. He holds an M.A. in Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics and Computer Science from the University of Osnabrück and a PhD in Computer Science from the Technische Universität Berlin.

I'm interested mostly in applying machine learning techniques to computational linguistics problems, such as large-scale information extraction and text analytics, as well as multi-document summarization.

+49 30 23895 1821          leonhard.hennig@dfki.de

Shinichi Nakajima is a member of Machine Learning Group in Technische Universität Berlin. He received the master degree on physics in 1995 from Kobe university, and worked with Nikon Corporation until September 2014 on statistical analysis, image processing, and machine learning. He received the doctoral degree on computer science in 2006 from Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research interest is in theory and applications of machine learning, in particular, Bayesian learning theory, computer vision, and quantum chemistry.

Let's learn new principles from big data!

+49 30 314 78754          nakajima@tu-berlin.de

Tilman Rabl is Research Director at the DIMA group at TU Berlin. Before he was postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada. He holds a doctoral degree in computer science, which he was awarded in 2011 at the University of Passau. Tilmann is doing research in benchmarking, big data processing, and systems. He is a professional affiliate of the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), chair of the SPEC Research Group on Big Data, and member of the board of directors of the Big Data Top 100.

Benchmarking is key to good systems research.

+49 30 314 23589          rabl@tu-berlin.de

Georg Rehm works in the Language Technology Lab at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), in Berlin. Georg Rehm holds an M.A. in Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics and Computer Science from the University of Osnabrück and a PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Gießen. He joined DFKI in early 2010. Additionally, Georg is the Manager of the German/Austrian Office of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

My main interest in big data approaches for language processing lie in the area of machine learning techniques for the task of document genre identification.

+49 30 23895 1833          georg.rehm@dfki.de

Wojciech Samek is the heading the Machine Learning Group at Fraunhofer HHI. His research interest is in the application of Deep Learning techniques for Image and Video Analysis. His research was published in varying conferences and journals, including NIPS, ICASSP, ICIP, PLoS ONE, etc.

My research focuses on the development of novel Machine Learning tools for the analysis of large datasets

+49 30 31002 417          wojciech.samek@hhi.fraunhofer.de

Florian Schintke is head of the department Distributed Algorithms and Supercomputing and the research group Distributed Data Management at Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB). He received his Diploma in computer science from the Technical University Berlin in 2000 and then joined ZIB's computer science group headed by Prof. Alexander Reinefeld as a research associate. He received his doctoral degree from Humboldt University Berlin in 2010. His research interests include distributed algorithms and distributed data management in particular fault-tolerance, scalability, replication, consistency, transactions, key-value stores, NoSQL databases, structured peer-to-peer algorithms, distributed file systems, big data and cloud computing.

+49 30 84185 306          schintke@zib.de

Sven Schmeier is a senior consultant and project leader at the Language Technology Lab at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Berlin. Sven Schmeier holds a Diploma in Computer Science and a PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Saarland. In 2000 he was co-founder of the DFKI Spin-Off company Xtramind (now Attensity). In 2005 he was the leader of the research group at Semgine GmbH now reformed to medx GmbH in Berlin. In 2007 he was co-founder of the company Yocoy Technologies GmbH with Dr. Feiyu Xu and Prof. Hans Uszkoreit.

My research interests are machine learning and natural language processing for non-standard domains

+49 30 23895 1815          sven.schmeier@dfki.de

Chen Xu is a Senior Research Associate at TU Berlin. He was awarded his PhD degree in Computer Science from East China Normal University in 2014.  His  research interest is in big data management with a focus on NoSQL key-value data stores. His research was published in varying conferences, including DAPD, ICDE, DASFAA, etc.

My research will concentrate on enabling efficient big data analysis.

+49 30 314 23554            chen.xu@tu-berlin.de

Feiyu Xu is DFKI Research Fellow, Senior Researcher and Project Leader at the Language Technology Lab of DFKI (DFKI LT-Lab). Her major research area is big text data analytics. She is leading the text analytics and information extraction group of DFKI LT-Lab in Berlin.

My major research interests include novel domain adapation technologies for big text data analytics.

+49 30 23895 1812          feiyu@dfki.de