Data Science

Brief overview of the research field

What knowledge can be derived from enormous amounts of data? This research field considers this and similar questions on the acquisition, distribution, processing and evaluation of information. It ranges from the development of models for the structuring of raw data, to the efficient answering of search queries, to the analysis of relationships in very large databases. The applications are just as diverse. In business, it is vital to ensure that existing data will not be lost. Networks of all kinds can be better visualized, and medical data can be used more efficiently.

This research area is represented by one group each in the Department of Computer Science, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the DFKI and the Cluster of Excellence MMCI.

Professors in this field

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Prof. Dr. Jens Dittrich
Professor, Saarland University
Databases, Data Management, and Big Data Analytics
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
E1 1, R. 311
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 681 302-70140
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Prof. Dr. Anja Feldmann
Scientific Director and Professor, Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Internet Architecture
Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Saarland Informatics Campus
E1 4, R. 518
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 681 9325-3501
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Prof. Dr. Josef van Genabith
Co-opted Professor and Professor, Saarland University
Multilingual Technologies
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus
A2 2, R. 113
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 681 302-2931
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Prof. Dr. Joachim Hertel
Professor, Saarland University
Saarland University
Saarland Informatics Campus

66453 Gersheim
Germany
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Prof. Dr. Jilles Vreeken
Professor, Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Exploratory Data Analysis
Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)
Campus E1 7, R. 322
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 681 302-71925
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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weikum
Scientific Director and Professor, Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Databases and Information Systems
Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Saarland Informatics Campus
E1 4, R. 402
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 681 9325-5000

Junior faculty

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PD Dr. Matthias Klusch
Group Leader, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Intelligent Information Systems
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Saarland Informatics Campus
D3 2, R. 126
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 681 85775-5297
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Dr. Simon Razniewski
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Knowledge Base Construction and Quality
Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Saarland Informatics Campus
E1 4, R. 425
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 681 9325-5126
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Ph.D. Rishiraj Saha Roy
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Question Answering
Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Saarland Informatics Campus
E1 4, R. 407
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 681 9325-5007
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Dr. Andrew Yates
Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Searching, Mining, and Learning with Informal Text
Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI INF)
Saarland Informatics Campus
E1 4, R. 413
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 681 9325-5113