Faculty of Computer Science


  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
    • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Claudia Plant

      Research Focus:

      • knowledge discovery from data
      • data mining
      • mining massive and complex data, e.g. time series, graphs, heterogeneous data

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    • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Benjamin Roth, B.Sc. M.Sc.

      Research Focus:
      • Deep learning & statistical natural language processing
      • Large language models
      • Text analysis for the Digital Humanities
      • Weakly supervised information extraction
      • Knowledge graphs, knowledge-base population from text 

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    • Ass.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Sebastian Tschiatschek

      Research Focus:
      Machine learning with a focus on probabilistic models:
      •    Probabilistic models for combinatorial objects (mainly sets, but also graphs)
      •    Variational approaches for generative models (e.g., variational autoencoders)
      •    Active information acquisition and Bayesian experimental design
      •    Exploration in reinforcement learning
      •    Inverse reinforcement learning

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    • Ass.-Prof. Dr. Yllka Velaj   

      Research Focus:

      • Exploratory data analysis
      • Unsupervised methods, e.g. clustering
      • Mining massive and complex data, e.g. graphs, heterogeneous data
      • Social network analysis
      • Analysis of information diffusion processes

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  • Research Group Neuroinformatics
    • Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing Moritz Grosse-Wentrup

      Research Focus


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  • Research Group Security & Privacy
  • Visualization and Data Analysis
    • Univ.-Prof. Torsten Möller

      Research Group

      Our main focus is Visual Data Analysis. There is a range of topics that deal with how lay people understand data visualizations. We are working together with Data Journalists on design guidelines for good DataVis for broad audiences. We develop measurement instruments on how to quickly assess visual literacy. Collaborations have ranged from different news papers, to the Austrian Parlament and ministries, to UN Agencies and local companies.

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