I am a researcher and project manager in the Text Analytics (LT) group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). I focus on topics related to natural language processing and machine learning with a high interest in the biomedical and clinical domain. Currently I am working within the research projects MACSS ( Medical Allround-Care Service Solutions) and BigMedilytics (Big Data for Medical Analytics).
The last years, me and my collegues were developing resources and tools to process German medical text. We created various datasets and trained models for syntactic analysis and to extract relevant medical information from clinical text. Within the MACSS project we developed methods and models to cover the complete NLP pipeline to be able to process text of the nephrology domain. If possible we try to make our work (data and models) available for the community.
Currently I am focussing particularly on methods to support clinicians in their daily routine. In BigMedilytics we develop methods to detect high risk patients in context of kidney transplants. We work with longitudinal data including information such as demographics, vital parameter, lab values, medications (adherence) and clinical notes.
Beside that I have got a high interest in the generation, exploration and usage of knowledge graphs and biomedical ontologies to support NLP tasks, as well as the analysis of social media in context of health related topics.
|22.11.2018||How beer-related tweeting climaxed during the World Cup in Technology Review|
|12.11.2018||Talk together with Wiebke Düttmann-Rehnolt at European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) 2018 in Vienna: "Optimizing the care of kidney transplant patients using Big Data"|
|7.11.2018||Talk at Future Medicine 2018 in Berlin: "Early detection of complications in patients after kidney transplant"|
|16.10.2018||Talk at Smart Data Forum in Berlin: "Medical Data Analytics for Chronic Kidney Disease"|
|8.10.2018||Talk at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften in context of Medizindiagnostik und KI: "Informationszugriff und Medizindiagnostik in der Nephrologie"|
|October 2018||Accepted paper "mEx - An Information Extraction Platform for German Medical Text" for Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Healthcare and Life Sciences (SWAT4HCLS'2018)|
|August 2018||Accepted paper "Football and Beer - a Social Media Analysis on Twitter in Context of the FIFA Football World Cup 2018" for SMM4H 2018|
|July 2018||Accepted paper "A Domain-adapted Dependency Parser for German Clinical Text" for KONVENS 2018|
|June 2018||Our book article "Integrierte Versorgung chronisch kranker Patienten am Beispiel von MACSS" is published as open access in IT für soziale Inklusion|
|11.06.2018||Language Technology Seminar at TU Berlin: Knowledge Graphs|
|08.05.2018||Talk at MultilingualBIO in Miyazaki: Cross-lingual Candidate Search for Biomedical Concept Normalization|
|30.04.2018||Language Technology Seminar at TU Berlin: Data & Language Resources|
|April 2018||Article Ärzteblatt|
|23.03.2018||Panel Discussion XPOMET in Leibzig: "Healthcare for all: The transformative potential of artificial intelligence"|
|6.-7.03.2018||BigMedilytics KickOff in Eindhoven|
|February||Accepted paper at MultilingualBIO in Miyazaki|
|29.01.2018||MACSS Milestone Meeting in Berlin|