Data & Knowledge Engineering Group
The main focus of the research group Data & Knowledge Engineering is the development of methods for interactive information retrieval and exploration. Besides the design of adaptive user interfaces, one research topic is the development of methods to adapt a retrieval system dynamically to the needs and interests of the user. This involves the development of methods, that monitor and analyse the behaviour of individual users to obtain information about their needs and interests. This information will be used to reorganise the structure and the presentation of the considered document collection and search results in order to support users individually. In our offered courses we convey students a basic introduction in used technologies and offer manifold possibilities for collaboration in current research projects.
On 1 August 2022, the new Mittelstand Digital Centre Magdeburg will open in the Experimental Factory. The funding of 5.5 million euros is provided by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection. The new centre benefits from the experience gained from the Mittelstand 4.0 Competence Centre Magdeburg, which will expire on 31.07.2022. The new funding phase begins on 01.08.2022 and will initially last three years. Five partners are pooling their digitalisation expertise to support small and medium-sized enterprises and craft enterprises in Saxony-Anhalt in their digital transformation. One of the partners is the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg with the Data and Knowledge Engineering goup led by Prof. Andreas Nürnberger. The DKE workgroup contributes its knowledge and experience in the field of artificial intelligence to improve existing processes, projects, products and business models. It participates in the design and offer of free and practice-oriented formats that cover the basics of the topics of digitalisation and artificial intelligence, advanced training and the implementation of concrete solutions.
For more information, please visit: https://www.vernetzt-wachsen.de/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/PM_01-22_Mittelstand_Digital_Zentrum_Magdeburg.pdf.
The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Human-Machine Systems (ICHMS) will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA during November 17-19, 2022 as a hybrid event. ICHMS will provide opportunities for the academic and industrial communities to address new challenges, share solutions, and discuss future research directions in the important area of Human-Machines Systems. ICHMS specifically covers contributions on research related to integrated human/machine systems at multiple scales, and includes areas such as human/machine interaction; cognitive ergonomics and engineering; assistive/companion technologies; human/machine system modeling, testing and evaluation; and fundamental issues of measurement and modeling of human-centered phenomena in engineered systems.
On 24.02.2022 we had the third dissertation defense this year: Michael Kotzyba defended his research on "User Behavior Models for Exploratory Information Seeking" in a hybrid session. We had all members of the dissertation committee on-site: chairwoman Prof. Dr. Sanaz Mostaghim, the reviewers Prof. Dr. Andreas Nürnberger, Prof. Dr. Ernesto De Luca and Prof. Dr. Birger Larsen from Denmark as well as Prof. Dr. Bernhard Preim as further member. All others, unfortunately, had to participate online. We congratulate you sincerely, Michael. Thanks a lot also for the nice barbecue afterwards!
On 21.01.2022, Thomas Low has successfully defended his disseration with the topic "Towards Combining Search and Exploration - Escaping the Filter Bubble through Map-based Exploration". The dissertation committee was as follows: chairwoman Prof. Dr. Myra Spiliopoulou, the reviewers Prof. Dr. Andreas Nürnberger, Ass. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hürst and Prof. Dr. Stéphane Marchand-Maillet as well as Prof. Dr. Stefan Schirra as further member. We congratulate you sincerely, Thomas!
On 19.01.2022, Jiahua Xu has successfully defended his dissertation with the topic "Noninvasive Brain Stimulation and Visual Field Decoding for Vision Recovery in Patients with Occipital Brain Damage". The dissertation committee was as follows: chairwoman Prof. Dr. Sanaz Mostaghim, the reviewers Prof. Dr. Andreas Nürnberger, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Sabel and Prof. Dr. Huiguang He as well as Prof. Dr. Bernhard Preim as further member. We congratulate you sincerly, Jiahua!