Last Update: 1 June 2021

Postdoctoral researchers

  1. 3. Dr Juliana Tatarinov
  2. 2. Dr Julianna Stropp. Marie Curie Fellowship.
  3. 1. Dr Vladimir Despotovic

Current PhD candidates

  1. 12. Jingjing Xu: The research topic is to develop a leading knowledge-graph based question-answering (KG-QA) approach by combining the previous approaches for QA into one coherent framework. Co-Supervisor.
  2. 11. Daniel Karpati: The Limits of Autonomous Decision-making in Machine Ethics. Supervisor.
  3. 10. Ekaterina Kamlovskaya: Australian Indigenous life writing: a discourse analysis with word embedding modelling (DHH Graduate School). Supervisor. Defence: 28 October 2021
  4. 9. Shohreh Haddadan: Argumentation Mining in Political Debates. Role: co-supervision. Defence: January 2021
  5. 8. Daniela Gierschek: Automatic Detection of Emotions in Luxembourgish User Comments. Role: co-supervision. Defence: January 2021
  6. 7. Claudio Novelli: Legal Fictions and the Regulation of robotic and A.I. System (with University Bologna). Co-Supervisor.
  7. 6. Alejandro Raboso Campos: Artificial Intelligence for unstructured data analysis in fundamental value investments (with European Investment Bank). Role: Supervisor.
  8. 5. N.N. Common project with CISCO and about intelligent interfaces to stimulate a knowledge transfer between doctor and patient). Supervisor.
  9. 4. Nina Hossini-Kivanani: Speech Recognition with Parkinson Patients. Supervisor.
  10. 3. Aleona Codrean: Emotion Detection for Autism patients suffering from Alexithmya (working title). Supervisor.
  11. 2. Paul Meder: BigTexts - A Distributed Graph Database for Large-Scale Text Analytics. co-supervision.
  12. 1. Minh Vu Chau: Data-driven identification of governing equations in continuum mechanics. Role: co-supervision.

PhD candidates, who have completed their research

  1. 27. Valentina Leone: Knowledge Patterns for the Privacy and data protection domain: extraction and reuse. Role: co-Supervisor (with University Bologna)
  2. 26. Dr. Eva Andersen (2021): A Republic of Alienists? A transnational perspective on psychiatric knowledge circulation across Europe (1843-1925). Co-Supervisor & Chairman of defence
  3. 25. Dr. Federico Galli: The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive in the age of AI and personalization (with University Bologna). Supervisor (2021).
  4. 24. Dr. Lucio Idone (2021): "Validation of Trading Strategies for the Foreign Exchange Report". Chairman + External Reviewer. UC London, UK.
  5. 23. Dr. Robert Mebenga Mbala (2020): "Transhumanisme: une approche éthique philosophique des nouvelles biotechnologies de la transformation de l'être". External reviewer and Chairman of Defence (co-tutelle; Université du Louvain, UdL).
  6. 22. Dr. Denis de Montigny (UC London, UK, 2020): "Bayesian Networks for Asset Management and Financial Risk". Chairman + External Reviewer and Chairman of defence jury.
  1. 21. Dr. Siwen Guo (2019): "Deep Neural Networks for Sentiment Analysis with Information Decay". Role: Supervisor.
  2. 20. Dr. Tahereh Pazouki (2019): "MaGrid – From Developing a Language-Neutral Learning Application to Predictive Learning Analytics". Role: co-Supervisor and co-chairman of Defence.
  3. 19. Dr. Winfried Höhn (2018): Semiautomatische Annotation von digitalisierten Altkarten. Supervisor.
  4. 18. Dr. Max Kemman (2018): "Trading Zones of Digital History - Boundaries of Collaboration, Coordination, and Communication". External Expert in Advisory Capacity.
  5. 17. Dr. Thorsten Doherr (2018): Disambiguation of Researchers Careers: Shifting the Perspective from Documents to Authors. Role: Vice-Chairman of the Defence Jury.
  6. 16. Dr. Jiali Wang (2017): System Biology Approach Towards the oncogenic signaling in GISTs (Life Science Dept). Co-Supervisor and Chairman of the Defense jury.
  7. 15. Dr. Alessio Antonini (2016): "FirstLife, building a technological platform for supporting urban networks and institutions cooperation in daily activities". Role: External Reviewer and Member of the Defence jury. Departimenta di Informatica, Università di Torino.
  8. 14. Dr. Sviatlana Höhn (2016): "Data-driven repair models for text chat with language learners". Role: Supervisor.
  9. 13. Dr. Llio Humphreys (2016): "Populating legal ontologies with information extraction based on semantic role labeling and text similarity". Role: co-Supervisor and Chairman of Defence.
  10. 12. Dr. Dimitrios Kampas (2016): "Topic Identification considering word order in Markov Chains". Supervisor, Member of the Defence Jury.
  11. 11. Dr. Martin Sewell (2016): "Application of Machine Learning to Financial Time Series Analysis". External Reviewer, Member of the Defence jury. UC London, UK.
  12. 10. Dr. Andreas Chouliaras (2016): "Essays on the impact of information on Financial Markets: evidence from the European Financial Crisis". Role: co-Supervisor, Member of the Defence Jury.
  13. 9. Dr. Florian Feltes (2016): Mitarbeiterführung und Social-Media-Nutzung im Führungsalltag von Generation-Y-Führungskräften - Eine Explorative Analyse mittels Mixed-Methods-Ansatz. Role: Internal Reviewer and Vice-Chairman of the defence jury.
  14. 8. Dr. Philippe Blanca (2014): "The scientific journal in the age of multimodality". co-Supervisor, Chairman of the Defence Jury.
  15. 7. Dr. Mihail Minev (2014): "Feature Detection and Classification in Financial News". Supervisor.
  16. 6. Dr. Denis Shirnin (2014): "Formalizing the twofold structure of a proactive system: Proof of concept on deterministic and probabilistic levels". Role: co-Supervisor, Member of the Defence Jury.
  17. 5. Dr. Cynthia Wagner (2012): "Security and Network monitoring based on Internet flow measurements". Chairman of the Defence Jury.
  18. 4. Dr. Jayanta Poray (2012): "INACS -- An Intelligent and Adaptive Systems for Conversational Streams". Role: Supervisor.
  19. 3. Dr. Sascha Kaufmann (2010): "CUBA -- Artificial Conviviality and User Behaviour Analysis". Role: Supervisor.
  20. 2. Dr. Maria Biryukov (2010): "Methods of Extracting Meta-Information from Bibliographic Databases". Role: Supervisor.
  21. 1. Dr. Michael Hilker (2008): "Network Security through Artificial Immunity with SANA". Supervisor.

Former group members

  1. 8. Dr Joshgun Sirajzade (PostDoc).
  2. 7. Dr Siwen Guo (PostDoc)
  3. 6. Dr. Dimitrios Kampas (06/2016)
  4. 5. Dr. Sviatlana Höhn (03/2016; 01/2018 - 08/2019)
  5. 4. Dr. Alejandro Correa Bahnsen (2012-2014)
  6. 3. Dr. Patrice Caire (11/2006 - 10/2007)
  7. 2. Dipl.-Inf. Ralph Weires (04/2006 - 03/2008)
  8. 1. MSc. Ben Schroeder (10/2005 - 09/2007)

Master/Diploma Candidates


  1. Dastan Kasmamytov: Analysis of Open-Source Chatbot Architectures:Chirpy-Cardinal, Rasa, Microsoft Bot Framework,Botpress and Meena. Supervised Master Thesis at FU Berlin (2021).
  2. 74: Yann Hoffmann: Reinforcement Learning for Autonomic Computing applied mostly to optimizing streaming engines within Talkwalker (Co-Spervisor)
  3. 73: Léo Hillah: MOIEN: Moving English to Luxembourgish with Seq2Seq Networks [Computer Sicence](Supervisor).
  4. 72. Lucas Souza Romao: Analyzing skill networks of the European labor markets. [Computer Sicence](Reviewer)
  5. 71. Pin Zhu. Alternating Minimization Methods for efficient training of (Deep) Neural Network’s parameters (Supervisor; with IEE) [Computer Sicence]
  6. 70. Trang Thi Huyen Trang HOANG: Detecting Attacks against Telecom Networks with Deep Learning (Supervisor; with Post, Luxembourg) [Computer Sicence, Telecommunication]


  1. 69. Rudrani Sharma: Building up Explainability of Multilayer Perception Neural Tetwork (Supervisor; with Post, Luxembourg) [Computer Science]
  2. 68. Sebastien Valenne: From text to knowledge: Generating a knowledge graph from JIRA tickets and emails (Reviewer) [Computer Science]
  3. 67. Peter Hennen: Retailer Order Prediction Model with Facebook Prophet (Supervisor) [Computer Science, Retail]
  4. 66. Mei Peng: Knoweldge Transfer: from synthetic data to real data (Supervisor; with IEE) [Computer Science]
  5. 65. Anna Felix: Bidirectional deep language models for opinion mining of online portals (Supervisor, Project STRIPS) [Computer Sicence, Lingustics]
  6. 64. Ze Wang: Identification of Parkinson’s disease from speech using deep learning (Supervisor) [Computer Sicence Health]
  7. 63. Jingjing XU: Integration of a Graph-Based Question-Answering System into Apache Spark (Reviewer) [Computer Science]
  8. 62. Rosita Gerbo, Erasmus student, University Torino: A Computational Approach through a Chat-Bot to the Socialization Problem (Supervisor) [Computer Science, Health]



  1. 61. Sadi Nasib: Real-time Streaming Detection of Anomalous Taxi Driving Behaviour (Reviewer)[Computer Science]
  2. 60. Plarent Haxhidauti: Guided Inductive Logic Programming (Reviewer)[Computer Science]
  3. 59. Doni Endringer: ADvanced Content Analysis for Web pages in Apache Spark (Reviewer)[Computer Science]
  4. 58. Catia Mano Ferreira: Crafting Conversational Agents' Personality in a User-Centric Context (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  5. 57. Elisabeth Joy: Similarity Search in RTL Documents and Commentaries based on Sentiments (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Linguistics]
  6. 56. Laurent Grober: Fake News Detection System driven by Belief Revision (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  7. 55. Ramya Ramamurthi: An Enhanced Chatbot with Character-based Associative Memories (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  8. 54. Maya Olszewski: Exploring Permissions in In/Output (Reviewer)[Computer Science]



  1. 53. Elida Van Nierop: Improving LDA Topic Modelling Using Word Embeddings Applied to a Corpus of User Commentary (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  2. 52. Rik Lamesch: Topic Modelling and Sentiment Analysis: Analysing a Corpus of User Commentary (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  3. 51. Bharati Vijayakumar: Exploring Formative Feedback Using Quizbot (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  4. 50. Soumya Ramakrishna: Computing Emotions and Sentiment Analysis in Luxembourgish News and Forums (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Linguistics]
  5. 49. Yaqiong Zheng: Detecting and Incorporating Emotions in a Chatbot (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  6. 48. Simon Bandella: Learning a Distance Function for Symbols and Evaluating their Performances on Historic Maps (Supervisor).[Computer Science, Humanities]
  7. 47. Mihail Antonov Tachev: Comparative Study of Machine Learning Techniques for Subfound Classification (Reviewer)[Computer Science]
  8. 46. Mike Pereira Goncalves: Machine Learning Approaches for Collaborative Context-aware Mobil Learning (Reviewer)[Computer Science]
  9. 45. Lucian Trestioreanou: Holographic Visualization of Radiology Data and Automated ML-Based Image Segmentation (Reviewer)[Computer Science, Health]



  1. 44. Yan Medernach: Teammate and opponent recognition for Luxembourg United Deep learning approach in the autonomous robot football (Supervisor)[Computer Science,Sports]
  2. 43. Claudio Cimarelli: Improving cooperation game for robot soccer competitions using machine learning techniques applied to dynamic role assignment (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Sports]
  3. 42. Maciej Zurad: Deep Convolutional Neural Network for 6-DOF Image Localization (Reviewer)[Computer Science].



  1. 41. Kristjan Kelt: Vision-based human detection for aerial images (2016; Reviewer)[Computer Science, Engineering]
  2. 40. Ian Muller: Design and Implementation of Web Services for Multiple criteria sorting and ranking (Reviewer)[Computer Science]



  1. 39. Tahereh Pazouki: Puzzle Solution Verification and Data Mining: A Journey from Geometry and Visual Spatial Math Puzzles to Touch Based Applications (Reviewer)[Computer Science,Health]
  2. 38. Raphael Sirres: Resolving the Vocabulary Mismatch Problem in Free-Form Code Search - A GitHub Search Engine (Reviewer)[Computer Science]
  3. 37. Aikaterini Karanasiou: Medical Text Mining using Supervised Machine Learning for the Recognition of Drugs and Disorders (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Health]
  4. 36. Alain Pfeiffer: Generating cloze key-distractor pairs from texts. University of Luxembourg (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Linguistics]
  5. 35. Zohreh Baniasadi: Machine Ethics in utiltarian-based Deontic Logic (Reviewer)[Computer Science]



  1. 34. Rahmi Emre Ocakdan: Implementation of k-Anonymity to protect sensitive data. University of Luxembourg (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  2. 33. Cristina Ghet: Preserving innocence and traps perspective in linguistic steganography. University of Luxembourg (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Linguistics]



  1. 32. Diana Marosin: Changing Enterprise Architectures: Abstract Framework, Revision Procedures and Algorithms. University of Luxembourg (Reviewer)[Computer Science]
  2. 31. Paul Bicheler: A toolkit for table-based tangible widgets. University of Luxembourg (Reviewer)[Computer Science]



  1. 30. Sergio Sousa:  Intention Detection for BCI-controlled Robots. University of Luxembourg. 2011 (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  2. 29. Francois Beckius: A Method for Closed-Loop Brain-Computer-Interface Training Using a 14-Channel EEG. University of Luxembourg (Supervisor)[Computer Science,Health]



  1. 28. Ronny Heinz: Do you know who you are - using scientific paper abstracts for author profiling. University of Luxembourg (Supervisor)[Computer Science]



  1. 27. Damien Garot: The n-tier Interactional and Pro-active Architecture of a SCORM Compliant Learning Management System. University of Luxembourg (Reviewer)[Computer Science]



  1. 26. Cailing Dong: Text Mining and Characterization of Bibliographic Communities. University of Luxembourg.  (Supervisor)[Computer Science,Linguistics]
  2. 25. Naipeng Dong:  A Fingerprint Engine for Author Profiling. University of Luxembourg.  (Supervisor)[Computer Science,Linguistics]
  3. 24. Yafang Wang:  Associative Mind-maps for Trust Modeling. University of Luxembourg.  (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  4. 23. Claudine Brucks:  Semantic Network Learning from Textual Streams. University of Luxembourg.  (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  5. 22. Cynthia Wagner: CoZo+: A framework for Content Zoning of Text Streams. University of Luxembourg.  (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  6. 21. Sviatlana Danilava: Attitude Mining zur Erkennung von Modalitaeten. University of Luxembourg and Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main. (Reviewer)[Computer Science, Linguistics]
  7. 20. Jun Ma. University of Luxembourg. (Reviewer)[Computer Science]
  8. 19. Jayanta Poray. University of Luxembourg.  (Reviewer)[Computer Science]



  1. 18. Gerard de Melo. Adaptive Multilingual Text Classification using Ontologies Goethe-University Frankfurt/M.. 2007. (Co-Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  2. 17. Jasmin Dzaferovic. University of Frankfurt. 2007 (Co-Supervisor).[Computer Science]
  3. 16. Ejikeme Uzoghukwu: Adaptive Netting in Data Streams. University of Luxembourg. 2007 (Supervisor).[Computer Science]
  4. 15. Conny Uhde: Untersuchungen zur Autorenprofilierung in Texten mit Hilfe eines Clusteringansatzes. University of Luxembourg and JW Goethe University. 2007. (Supervisor)[Computer Science]


Before 2005 (UL's Master program MICS started in 2005)

  1. 14. Patrick Duessel: Grid-Mining for Association Rules. University of Potsdam. 2005. (Co-Supervisor).[Computer Science]
  2. 13. Jihua Xun: Evaluierung von Java-Parsern. JW Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main. 2004. (Co-Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  3. 12. Sun Qin:  Integration manueller Kategorisierungsregeln in die automatische Kategorisierung im Text Mining (IBM Laboratory and Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. 2003 (Co-Supervisor).[Computer Science]
  4. 11. Silvia Burst: Erweiterung eines Mining-Szenario fuer die Analyse von Marktdaten nach WpHG Paragraph 9. Goethe-University Frankfurt/M., IBM Laboratory, Boeblingen, and BAFin - Bundesamt fuer Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. 2003. (Co-Supervisor)[Computer Science, Finance]
  5. 10. Henry Helff: Analyse des TV-Sehverhaltens fur Database Marketing. Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. Ogilvy & Mather. 1999. (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Marketing]
  6. 9. Sascha Slomka: Adaptive Analyse von Finanzdaten mit Regelsystemen. Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. and Gesellschaft fuer Zahlungssysteme. 1999. (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Finance]
  7. 8. Anja Kreis: Anwendung von Data Mining im Wirkstoffdesign. Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. and Bayer, Leverkusen. 1998. (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Health]
  8. 7. Sascha Kaufmann: TS-SOM: Segmentierung mit selbstorganisierenden Karten am Beispiel von Telekommunikationsdaten. Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. and AT&T, Frankfurt/Main. 1998. (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Teelcommunication]
  9. 6. Jochen Schmidt: Korrelationsanalyse von Musterclustern in Zeitreihendaten Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. and Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt/Main. 1998. (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Finance]
  10. 5. Michael Hopf: Anwendung von Data Mining/Knowledge Discovery im Naturstoff Screening (Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. and Aventis, Frankfurt/Main. 1998. (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Health]
  11. 4. Michaela Pfeifer: MP-KLASS: Ein interaktives Data Mining-Werkzeug zur Entscheidungsfindung innerhalb eines Krankenhausinformationssystems (Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. and SMS, Eschborn. 1997. (Supervisor)[Computer Science, Health]
  12. 3. Matthias Stemmler: STLearn: Ein Data Mining-Werkzeug zur Klassifikation von Daten mit Hilfe eines baumorientierten Lernverfahrens. Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. 1996. (Supervisor)[Computer Science]
  13. 2. Isabel Scheiding: Modellierung von HyTime Architectural Forms als Grundlage fuer das Annotieren strukturierter Dokumente. Goethe-University Frankfurt/M Co-supervision. 1996 [Computer Science, Linguistics]
  14. 1. Joachim Birken: Entwicklung einer Programmierschnittstelle für repetierenden Betrieb auf einer assoziativen Datenflussarchitektur. Goethe-University Frankfurt/M Co-supervision. 1994.[Computer Science]

and many undergraduate students performing their Bachelor-Theses (BINFO, BICS).