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PhD Graduates


Defense Name Thesis Title
2007 Esther Kaufmann Talking to the Semantic Web
2008 Peter Vorburger Catching the Drift – When Regimes Change over Time
2008 Christoph Kiefer Non-Deductive Reasoning for the Semantic Web and Software Analysis
2010 Jiwen Li Automated Verfication of Small Molecule Structure with 1D Proton NMR Spectrum
2010 Jonas Luell Employee Fraud Detection under real World Conditions
2010 Katharina Reinecke Culturally Adaptive User Interfaces
2010 Adrian Bachmann Why should we care about data quality in software engineering?
2011 Thomas Scharrenbach End-User Assisted Ontology Evolution in Uncertain Domains
2011 Jonas Tappolet Managing Temporal Graph Data While Preserving Semantics
2012 Amancio Bouza Hypothesis-Based Collaborative Filtering
2012 Jayalath Ekanayake Improving Reliability of Defect Prediction Models: from Temporal Reasoning and Machine Learning Perspective
2013 Floarea Serban Toward Effective Support for Data Mining using Intelligent Discovery Assistance
2015 Philip Stutz Scalable Graph Processing with SIGNAL/COLLECT
2015 Cosmin Basca Federated SPARQL Query Processing. Reconciling Diversity, Flexibility and Performance on the Web of Data
2015 Lorenz Fischer Efficient Distributed Stream Processing: Optimization Approaches and Applications.
2017 Patrick de Boer

Crowd Process Design: How to coordinate crowds to solve complex problems 

2017 Shen Gao Efficient Processing and Reasoning of Semantic Streams
2018 Michel Feldman Crowdsourcing Data Analysis: Empowering non-experts to conduct data analysis
2018 Tobias Grubenmann  

Monetization strategies for the Web of Data

2018 Bibek Paudel

Improving recommendation diversity and identifying cultural biases for personalized ranking in large networks

2019 Daniel Spicar

Efficient Spectral Link Prediction on Graphs Approximation of Graph Algorithms via Coarse-Graining

2019 Marc Novel

Conxtextualized Search for Nearness

2021 Romana Pernisch

Mind the Change, Bridge the Gap: Investigating the Impact of Ontology Evolution on Materialisations and Embeddings

2022 Suzanne Tolmeijer The Right Thing To Do? Artificial Intelligence for Ethical Decision Making
2022 Matthias Baumgartner How to Compare Apples to Oranges Integrating Heterogeneous Data Sources with Representation Learning
2022 Martin Sterchi Computational Approaches to Epidemic Prevention on Contact Networks

Committee Member

2004 Maytal Saar-Tschechansky New York University, Stern School of Business
2005 Claudia Perlich New York University, Stern School of Business
2005 Richard Forster University of Zurich, Department of Computer Linguistics
2008 Andreas Löber University of Zurich, Department of Informatics
2008 Isabelle Kern University of Zurich, Department of Informatics
2009 Benjamin Voigt University of Zurich, Department of Informatics
2010 Stephan Heuscher University of Zurich, Department of Informatics
2010 Thomas Hübner University of Zurich, Department of Informatics
2011 Alisdair Owens University of Southampton
2014 Jarutas Pattanaphanchai University of Southampton
2014 Olaf Hartig Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
won the 2015 SWSA Distinguished Dissertation Award
2014 Florent Garcin EPFL

Xiaoqi Cao 

Universität des Saarlandes

Roman Prokovyev 

Universität Freiburg
2018 Aikaterini Papaioannou

Negation in Temporal-Probabilistic Databases

2022 Marcel Hildebrandt Reasoning on Graph-Structured Data with Deep-Learning, Path-Based Methods, and Tensor Factorization

Well Deserved Hats

Esther Kaufmann
Esther Kaufmann
Peter Vorburger
Christoph Kiefer
Christoph Kiefer
Jiwen Li
Jonas Luell
Katharina Reinecke
Adrian Bachmann
Thomas Scharrenbach
Jonas Tappolet
Amancio Bouza
Floarea Serban
Philip Stutz
Cosmin Basca (with his better half)
Lorenz Fischer
Patrick de Boer
Patrick de Boer
Shen Gao
Shen Gao
Shen Gao
Michael Feldmann
Shen Gao
Tobias Grubenmann
Bibek Paudel
Bibek Paudel
Daniel Spicar
Daniel Spicar
Marc Novel
Marc Novel
Romana Pernisch
Szanne Tolmeijer


Suzanne Tolmeijer
Szanne Tolmeijer
Matthias Baumgartner
Matthias Baumgartner

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