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Prof. Dr. Michael Berthold

Professor

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Phone: +49 7531  88-2202
Fax: +49 7531  88-5132

Room: Z 813

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I am interested in everything related to making sense out of (large, heterogeneous) data sources. In particular, I am interested in methods from AI (rule learning, neural networks, fuzzy logic, general machine learning) but always try to keep the models interpretable. Preferred are problems where the user needs to be kept in the loop in order to find truly interesting stuff. I call all of this "Knowledge Discovery Support". More recently, David Krakauer coined the term "Intelligible Data Analysis" (IDA), which captures the essence of what we are after rather well, too. Either way, problems from the life science domain are often the underlying driver since they are enormously good at creating amazing data repositories but have huge problems trying to make sense out of them or even coming up with useful questions to ask. Ultimately, the methods we develop should help to "spark (new) ideas"!

More to the point, we work on topics such as:

  • interactive clustering in parallel universes (HTS data)
  • active learning (High Content Screening data)
  • hierarchical (fuzzy) rule systems
  • (molecular) graph mining (screening and synthesis data)
  • distributed algorithms in data mining

and a bit of text, image and network analysis, but not in the sense of improving those methods but in order to use them to find relations in large, heterogeneous databases (see also the EU FP7 "Bison" project, which we coordinated from 2008-2011).

Dr. Christian Borgelt

Associate Professor

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Phone: +49 7531  88-4885

Room: Z 811

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Research Interests

  • frequent pattern mining
  • association rules
  • clustering algorithms
  • decision and regression trees
  • graphical models
  • neural networks
  • other soft computing and computational intelligence methods.

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Secretariat

Heather Fyson

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Phone: +49 7531  88-4720
Fax: +49 7531  88-5132

Room: Z 813

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Monday09:00-16:30
Tuesday
Wednesday 09:00-16:30
Thursday
Friday09:00-13:00

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Staff

Peter Burger

System Administrator

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5167
Fax: +49 7531  88-5132

Room: Z 813

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  • since October 2004

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Christoph Doell

Research Assistant

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5016

Room: Z 812

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Research Interests

  • Machine learning on brain data
  • Deep neural networks
  • Cognitive Architectures

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Alexander Fillbrunn

Research Assistant

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Phone: +49 7531  88-2510
Fax: +49 7531  88-5132

Room: Z Z814

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Research Interests

  • Widening Greedy Algorithms
  • Ribosome Profiling
  • Workflow Systems

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Dr. Martin Horn

Postdoc

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5018
Fax: +49 7531  88-5132

Room: Z 814

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Research Interests

  • Image Processing
  • Image Segmentation
  • Machine Learning

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Oliver Sampson

Research Assistant

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5075
Fax: +49 7531  88-5132

Room: Z 815

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Research Interests

  • Parallel algorithms
  • GPU parallelization
  • Itemset Mining
  • Bayesian Networks

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Patrick Winter

Research Assistant

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Phone: +49 7531  88-5017
Fax: +49 7531  88-5132

Room: Z 812

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Research Interests

  • Machine learning on molecular structures
  • Deep neural networks
  • Feature learning

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