Maral Dadvar contributes to the IPBES Values Assessment

    Mon, Mar 1, 2021

    Dr Maral Dadvar has been invited to be a Contributing Author for the IPBES Values Assessment.

    Maral Dadvar elected as an Executive Board member of YASAS

    Mon, Mar 1, 2021

    Dr Maral Dadvar has been elected as an Executive Board member of the Young Academies Science Advice Structure (YASAS).

    Consequences of Artificial Intelligence for Urban Societies

    Thu, Dec 24, 2020

    The project “Consequences of Artificial Intelligence for Urban Societies: Using Impact-Aware AI to Make Smart Cities Socially Equitable (CAIUS)” is exploring the benefits and risks of using AI systems in the context of smart cities. It is funded by the Volkswagen Foundatation and is conducted together with researchers from Mannheim University. The funding amount is 1.5 million Euros. Prof. Dr. Kai Eckert leads the project for Stuttgart Media University.

    WISS at DaWaK2020

    Thu, Oct 1, 2020

    DaWak, the annual International Conference on Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery, is a high-quality forum for researchers, practitioners and developers in the field of Big Data Analytics, in a broad sense. This year, at DaWak2020, WISS contributed with a paper co-authord by Dr Maral Dadvar and Prof. Dr. Kai Eckert on Cyberbullying Detection in Social Networks Using Deep Learning Based Models .

    How is your mood during the Corona Crisis?

    Tue, May 12, 2020

    Our third semester information science students develped a barometer app within the lecture “Web Programming” by Prof. Eckert. It is publicly available and can be used to get a quick feedback to a question like “How are you today?”.

    Benjamin Schnabel joins WISS

    Wed, Apr 15, 2020

    We welcome Benjamin Schnabel as new doctoral student in our group. He aims at conducting a doctoral thesis in Digital Humanities, at the intersection of Jewish Studies and Information Science/Computer Science.

    Data analysis and visualisation for Deutsche Welle

    Wed, Apr 15, 2020

    Within a research collaboration with Deutsche Welle (DW), our student assistants Max Botta, Marcel Pleyer and Tobias Reumann developed under supervision of Prof. Dr. Kai Eckert a data analysis and visualisation tool that helps DW editors to manage and optimise the website with a high volume of daily articles in 30 languages.

    Marco Rovera joins WISS

    Sat, Jun 1, 2019

    We welcome Marco Rovera as new postdoctoral research fellow in our group. Currently he is supporting us in the preparation of the new Institute for Artificial Intelligence, from September, he will work on our FID Judaica project.

    Grand Opening of Institute for Applied AI

    Wed, Apr 3, 2019

    At Thursday, April 25th, 2019, we launch our new institute: The HdM Institute for Applied Artificial Intelligence.

    WISS Research Group will become part of this institute, Prof. Dr. Kai Eckert is one of the chairmen.

    The opening takes place from 14:00 - 17:30 at Nobelstraße 8 - 70569 Stuttgart.

    Please register here:

    Japanese Visual Media Graph

    Mon, Jan 7, 2019

    The project proposal “Japanese Visual Media Graph” got accepted for funding by the German Science Foundation (DFG).

    Workshop on Linked Open Citations

    Wed, Sep 12, 2018

    On November 6th, 2018, there will be the second public workshop where we present the results of our DFG funded “Linked Open Citations Database” project.

    Maral Dadvar joined LIBER

    Thu, Sep 6, 2018

    Dr Maral Dadvar has become a member at Association of European Research Libraries (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche, LIBER).

    Open Positions at Bosch

    Mon, Aug 27, 2018

    Bosch currently has the following job openings which might be of interest to you.

    Dr Dadvar at Parlamentarischer Abend; Digitalization in Science and Society

    Tue, Feb 27, 2018

    Dr Maral Dadvar will be delivering a keynote talk “Provision of Specialized Literature through Innovative Information Technologies” at the Parlamentarischer Abend in Magdeburg on 07th March.


    Tue, Nov 7, 2017

    On November 6th, 2017, Dominique Ritze successfully defended her PhD thesis “Web-Scale Web Table to Knowledge Base Matching” at University of Mannheim magna cum laude.

    Workshop on Linked Open Citations

    Wed, Sep 27, 2017

    On November 7th, 2017, there will be the first public workshop where we present the results of our DFG funded “Linked Open Citations Database” project.

    Big Data and Data Science Day 2017

    Sat, Jul 1, 2017

    On July 25th, there will be the 2017 Big Data and Data Science Day in the context of our Master program “Data Science and Business Analytics”.

    GameJam: Code for Culture

    Fri, May 19, 2017

    With 25 students, we participate in the Code for Culture GameJam. The GameJam takes place from June 16-18 at the shackspace Stuttgart.

    Featured Project: JudaicaLink

    Wed, Mar 1, 2017

    JudaicaLink is a project of our research group that has been established in 2013. The original goal was the creation of data representation from online encyclopediae.

    Since the publication of the first data versions of encyclopediae, the project had been quite dormant. Now, in the context of our FID Judaica project, JudaicaLink got a new mission statement to create a rich knowledge graph for the domain of Jewish studies.

    For starters, the whole technical setup has been changed to become more stable and better manageable. Furthermore, the project moved to a new and more powerful server.

    Invitation to Global Young Academy

    Tue, Feb 28, 2017

    Dr Maral Dadvar has been officially invited to join the Global Young Academy.

    Prof. Eckert appointed to DFG AWBI Committee

    Fri, Jan 20, 2017

    Prof. Dr. Kai Eckert has been appointed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) to the Committee for Scientific Libraries and Information Systems (Ausschuss für Wissenschaftliche Bibliotheken und Informationssysteme, AWBI).

    IBM Faculy Award 2016

    Fri, Dec 16, 2016

    Prof. Dr. Kai Eckert received the IBM Faculty Award 2016 for innovative teaching concepts in the Data Science and Business Analytics Master program.


    Mon, Jul 11, 2016

    On July 8th, 2016, Thomas Hartmann successfully defended his PhD thesis “Validation Framework for RDF-based Constraint Languages” at KIT, Karlsruhe summa cum laude.

    New research assistant

    Fri, Jul 1, 2016

    We welcome Anh Duc Nguyen in our group as new student research assistant (Hiwi). He supports us in the InFoLiS project on various tasks and is concerned with the application of IBM Watson technologies in data mining and data integration.

    Journal article accepted

    Wed, Jun 22, 2016

    Dr. Maral Dadvar joins WISS

    Mon, Jun 6, 2016

    New Master Program: Data Science and Business Analytics

    Wed, Jun 1, 2016

    Part-Time, Extra-Occupational Master Program (M.Sc.) German English Data Science and Business Analytics.

    PhD defense of Thomas Hartmann

    Mon, May 9, 2016

    On July 8th, 2016, Thomas Hartmann will defend his PhD thesis at KIT, Karlsruhe. His thesis has the title “Validation Framework for RDF-based Constraint Languages” and is supervised by Kai Eckert and York Sure-Vetter from KIT.

    LIS International Summer School 2016

    Mon, May 2, 2016

    Stuttgart Media University is pleased to announce the 2016 LIS Summer School which will be held at the Stuttgart Media University, Germany, on 19 - 24 September 2016.

    New research assistant

    Fri, Apr 1, 2016

    We welcome Jens Steilen in our group as new student research assistant (Hiwi). He supports us in the InFoLiS project on various tasks regarding data preparation and integratioon and software and content management.

    We are hiring!

    Thu, Mar 17, 2016

    Are you interested in a research position in our group? Would you like to pursue a PhD? If you love to work with data to drive innovative research applications, apply here.

    Update (2016-04-19): The application period is over.

    BibCamp 2016

    Fri, Feb 19, 2016

    BibCamp 2016 takes place April 8th and 9th 2016 at Stuttgart Media University and is organized by our students. BibCamp is a barcamp or unconference, where practitioners and researchers from the field of information science gather to discuss various topics. The registration is open at Eventbrite!

    DFG grant for FID Judaica

    Wed, Feb 17, 2016

    Winter Break 2016

    Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    We wish all our student all the best for the upcoming exams and of course a happy winter break! We hope to welcome you back in our summer semester lectures.

    InFoLiS at SWIB conference

    Tue, Dec 1, 2015

    At the upcoming Semantic Web in Libraries (SWIB) conference in Hamburg, we will present the RESTful JSON-LD Architecture deveoped within the InFoLiS project.

    InFoLiS at ELAG 2015

    Thu, May 21, 2015

    At the upcoming ELAG conference in Stockholm, we will present the InFoLiS project.