Information Extraction and Retrieval, Sentiment Analysis, Opinion Mining and Emotion Analysis, Biomedical NLP, Bioinformatics, Supervised and semi-supervised machine learning methods, Natural Language Processing, Graphical Models, Data Mining/Text Mining, Evolutionary Computation, Computational Intelligence/Artificial Intelligence, Automatic Composition of Music.
How to contact me?
I prefer to be contacted via email. I typically do not answer calls to my mobile phone. If you call me on my office phone and you transmit your phone number, I will call you back as early as possible.
Bachelor and Master's Thesis
I am happy to work with you on your Bachelor's or Master's Thesis. If you are from the University of Stuttgart and student of Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung, Computational Linguistics, Media Informatics, Digital Humanities, Computer Science, Informatik, Data Science, Software Engineering, that's pretty straight-forward: Please read this. A list of topics currently offered at the Institute for Natural Language Processing, including topics I offer to M.Sc. and B.Sc. students is available here.
External Theses and Internships
If you are from another University and would like to come to Stuttgart for your thesis, that might also be possible. However, we do not offer any funding in such cases, you either need to fund yourself or have a scholarship, for instance from DAAD. When you contact me for a supervision as an intern or for a thesis while being enrolled in a different university, please put EXTERNALSTUDENT in the subject of your email and state clearly that you understood that you might need to enroll as freemover in Stuttgart if you plan to get credit points from classes in Stuttgart and that you fund yourself. Alternatively, state clearly that you are funded by a scholarship and which one that is. If you do not do that, I might not answer your email.
Are you interested in writing your Ph.D. thesis with me? That's great! However, please do only ask for a Ph.D. position if we posted a call for applications (typically on the IMS website, in social media and in mailing lists) which is still open, if you have a scholarship which funds you or if you plan to work with us as an external student, self-funded. Please clearly explain your situation in your mail. Please put PHDSTUDENT in the subject of your mail.