"Career"

2015 - nowGerman Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Berlin
Project manager and researcher focus on information extraction from clinical data; projects: vALID (Artificial-Intelligence-Driven Decision-Making in the Clinic: Ethical, Legal and Societal Challenges), Big Data for Medical Analytics (BigMedilytics), Medical Allround-Care Service Solution (MACSS)
2012 - 2015University of Sheffield, England
PhD student in the natural language processing group, focus on self-supervised relation extraction using UMLS
2011NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Kyoto/Japan
Research intern in the lab for digital signal processing
2008 - 2011German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Berlin
Software Engineer, working in the projects SpeechEval, SmartSenior and DiaSim
2006 - 2008Comlet Verteilte Systeme GmbH, Zweibrücken/Germany
Software Engineer in the field of Embedded/Automotive Systems

Other Working Experiences

since 2018Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Guest researcher working on information extraction from clinical text and risk prediction models
2015IXA Research group, San Sebastian
One month visit of the IXA research group, focussing on inference learning in context of distantly supervised relation extraction.
2011NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Kyoto/Japan
Research intern in the lab for digital signal processing
2005 - 2006IWI - Institute for Information Systems, Saarbrücken/Germany
Student assistent in the field software development, focus eLearning
2004 - 2005CLT - Sprachtechnologie GmbH, Saarbrücken/Germany
Student assistent in the field software development, focus spoken dialog systems
2003Laboroxx GmbH, Trier/Germany
Internship in the field of web applications

Teaching Activities

2021TU Berlin: Natural Language Processing Seminar
2019TU Berlin: Natural Language Processing Seminar
2018TU Berlin: Natural Language Processing Seminar
2014University of Sheffield:
Demonstrator for Devices and Networks for Dr. Dirk Sudholt
Demonstrator for Automata, Logic and Computation for Dr. Mark Stevenson
2013University of Sheffield:
Demonstrator for Devices and Networks for Dr. Dirk Sudholt
Demonstrator for Automata, Logic and Computation for Dr. Mark Stevenson
2012University of Sheffield:
Demonstrator for Devices and Networks for Dr. Dirk Sudholt
Demonstrator for Foundations of Computer Science for Dr. Georg Struth

Supervision

2021Master Thesis of Elif Kara "Correlations between depression and pronoun use: A collostructional case study on the copula construction"
2021Bachelor Thesis of Gerhard Hass "Extraktion von Medikamentennebenwirkungen aus Texten: Ein Ansatz mit Distant Supervised Learning"
2020Master Thesis of Necip Oguz Serbetci "Self-supervised pre-training for learning distributed representations for electronic health records"
2020Master Thesis of Priya Sivasubramanian "Clustering as a means to support decision making in artificial intelligence - Medical use case: Sepsis Prediction"
2019Master Thesis of Gaurav Vashisth "Exploring Diachronic Changes of Biomedical Knowledge"
2019Master Thesis of Rupali Sinha "Improved Transfer Learning Methodologies for Clinical Prediction Modelling" (Co-Supervision)
2019Master Thesis of Oliver Marten "Nonfaktizität in deutschen, klinischen Texten"
2019Diploma Thesis of Arne Binder "Training recursive compositional models with hierarchical linguistic information for semantic tasks in NLP"
2018Master Thesis of Laura Seiffe "Linguistic Modeling for Text Analytic Tasks for German Clinical Texts"

Other

- Since 2020, I am co-organizing the colloquium in the Speech and Language Technology group at DFKI.
- In the past I was reviewing for ACL (2021), Coling (2020, 2018), AMIA (2021, 2020), EACL (2017), IWCS (2019), BioNLP (2021, 2020, 2019), Qurator (2021), Methods of Information in Medicine (2021).
- Co-organization of following shared tasks: SpRadIE - Information Extraction from Spanish radiology reports, at CLEF eHealth 2021, Biomedical Translation Shared Task in 2021, 2020 and 2017 at WMT.