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Address

HeiCAD
HHU
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf Building: 25.12.02.42



Head

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Director

Prof. Dr. Martin Mauve
Building: 25.12
Floor/Room: 2.41
+49 211 81-11636



Martin Mauve has headed the Chair of Computer Networks and Communication Systems since 2003. From 2015-​2019 he was Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. He is director of the Heine Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (HeiCAD) and together with Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeffer speaker of the Manchot research group "Decision-​making with the help of Artificial Intelligence". His research interests include secure and robust distributed systems, computer-​aided group work and the realization of participation using Internet technology. A special focus is on highly scalable support of discussion and decision making.

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Deputy Director

Prof. Dr. Stefan Dietze


Stefan Dietze is Professor of Data & Knowledge Engineering at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and Scientific Director of the Knowledge Technologies for the Social Science (KTS) department at GESIS (Cologne, Germany). He is also deputy director of HeiCAD and associate member at the L3S Research Center (Hannover, Germany). His research focuses on the use and development of AI for mining, exploiting, and searching data on the Web, especially methods at the intersection of information retrieval, NLP, semantic technologies, and machine learning, and their use to answer interdisciplinary research questions.

 

Deputy Director

Prof. Dr. Tobias Marschall


Management

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Scientific Manager

Dr. Saskia Reither


Saskia Reither is scientific manager of HeiCAD and the Manchot Research Group "Decision-​making with Artificial Intelligence".

She has been working as a science manager for 15 years. Her professional focus lies in the development and implementation of strategic processes in university management, in project management, especially of cross-​faculty cross-​sectional tasks, and in the coordination of research contexts. She studied German, French and Musicology in Cologne, Bochum and Stanford and received her doctorate in digital literature and hypertexts in Frankfurt am Main.

Administrative Assistant

Julijana Popovic M.A.


Julijana Popovic is an administrative assistant at HeiCAD. She studied English, German and Computer Science and has worked as a project assistant in the software and online business industry for 4 years. At HeiCAD she is responsible for resource management, organisation, personnel management, event organisation, and administration.

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Research Assistant

Katrin Rollmann B.A.


Katrin Rollmann is a research assistant at HeiCAD.

Project "ai4all"

Research Associate

Dr. Katarina Boland
+49 211 81-14100



Katarina Boland is a research associate for the HeiCAD project "AI for All" as well as a staff member at the chairs of Computational Networks and Data & Knowledge Engineering at the Institute of Computer Science at HHU. She studied Computational Linguistics with minors in Psychology and Computer Science in Heidelberg, and after several years at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne, she received her PhD in Computer Science at HHU. Her research focuses on Natural Language Processing and the development of AI-based methods for social science use cases.

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Research Associate

Marc Feger M.Sc.
Building: 25.12
Floor/Room: 02.46
+49 211 81-11637



Marc Feger is a research associate at HeiCAD within the project "AI for All". His research focuses on argument mining and natural language processing. Since 2021, he has been pursuing a PhD in computer science, focusing in particular on the application of machine learning methods to the analysis and extraction of arguments from texts. During his computer science studies, he developed argumentation and recommender systems, among others. His research focuses on the application of AI methods to support argumentation processes in different application areas of social media.

 

Research Associate

Dr. Ludmila Himmelspach


Ludmila Himmelspach is a research associate for the HeiCAD project "AI for All". She studied Computer Science at Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf. She received her PhD on fuzzy cluster analysis of incomplete data. Besides teaching, she worked as a post-doc on research projects in the areas of fuzzy clustering, natural language processing and medical image processing.

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Research Associate

Dr. Jacqueline Klusik-Eckert
HeiCAD
Building: 25.12
Floor/Room: 02.47



Jacqueline Klusik-Eckert is a research associate at HeiCAD within the project "AI for All". She studied art history and modern German literature in Erlangen and Bern. After her master's degree, she worked at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg and later as coordinator of Digital Humanities at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. In her PhD, she researched the culture of copying around 1600 and the reception of Rudolfine artists. In addition to her research fields in cultural studies, she is interested in methods and further development of knowledge transfer and science communication.

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Research Associate

Marie von Lobenstein M.A.


Marie von Lobenstein is a research associate for the HeiCAD project "AI for All". She studied Comparative Studies in English and American Language, Literature and Culture at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, where she received her Master of Arts. In December 2021, she started her PhD in English and American Studies and is researching narratives about algorithms and algorithms as storytellers. Additionally, she works as a research assistant for the Chair of American Studies at HHU.

 

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Research Associate

Dr. Maike Mayer
Building: 25.12
Floor/Room: 02.47



Maike Mayer is a research associate for the HeiCAD project "AI for All". She studied psychology at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, where she completed her doctorate on moral dilemmas in the context of autonomous driving. She has also researched and taught on various topics in the field of human-machine interaction, such as trust in automated systems.

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Research Associate

Dr. Ann-Kathrin Selker


Ann-Kathrin Selker is a research associate for the HeiCAD project "AI for All". She studied computer science at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany, and subsequently completed her PhD on computational complexity in collective decision making, also at HHU.

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Research Associate

Dr. Katja Theune
Building: 25.12
Floor/Room: 02.47



Katja Theune is a research associate for the HeiCAD project "AI for All". She studied economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen, where she earned her doctorate at the Chair of Statistics in the Faculty of Economics. Most recently, she conducted research as head of the BMBF-funded junior research group "Determinants and Models for Predicting Dropouts" in the area of applying machine learning methods to educational science issues.

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Research Assistant

Yannik Zelle B.A.



Yannik Zelle is a research assistant for the HeiCAD project "AI for All".

Project "KI:edu.nrw" / AI literacy

Research assistant

Selina Müller



Selina Müller is a research assistant at HeiCAD as part of the KI:edu.nrw project. She studied media informatics and computer science with a focus on digital image processing in Furtwangen and Jena and worked as a research engineer in the field of computer vision after completing her master's degree.

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