I’m a data scientist at SCHUFA Holding AG and co-founder and executive director of HESCOM-Software. My areas of expertise are information management, knowledge engineering, and natural language processing. As an alumni of the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, I additionally have vast research experience.
In my current position at SCHUFA, I work towards FinTech solutions for trust building and fraud prevention. At HESCOM, we provide software and web solutions for book sellers, publishers, libraries, and collectors. My responsibilities are in development, accounting, and marketing.
For over ten years, I have been a researcher in natural language processing yielding over 50 publications in top-tier international conferences and journals. I held multiple talks and lectures. Between 2015 and 2019, I have been a PI in the research training group AIPHES, where we worked towards interactive approaches to summarization and technology-enhanced learning. For my PhD (summa cum laude), I researched linked lexical resources and collaborative lexicography. My master’s thesis on automatic question answering has been awarded the best student thesis in computational linguistics. After finishing my bachelor’s thesis in bioinformatics, I furthermore worked as a software developer at Syncron Tech Oy in Finland.