Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik
Dr. Gjergji Kasneci

Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann

Hasso-Plattner-Institut
für Softwaresystemtechnik
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
D-14482 Potsdam, Germany

Dr. Gjergji Kasneci

Senior Researcher in Information Systems 

Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik

Contact Information

gjergji.kasneci(at)hpi.uni-potsdam.de

Prof.-Dr.-Helmert Str. 2-3, 14482 Potsdam

Phone: +49 331 5509 178
Fax: +49 331 5509 287

Office: A-1.9

 


Consultation Hours

  • Thursdays: 13:00 -15:00 or by appointment

Research Interests

  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Web Mining
  • Probabilistic Reasoning
  • Crowdsourcing

Lectures

Projects

Supervisions

  • Bachelor projects:
  • Master projects:
  • Master theses:
    • Ongoing: "Developing a Content-focused Serendipity Model for Recommendations" by Thorben Lindhauer, 2014
    • Ongoing: "Large-Scale Hashtag Recommendation for Arbitrary Texts" by Gary Yao, 2014
    • "Analyzing and Predicting Viral Tweets" by Maximilian Jenders, 2012
    • "Expert Search in Heterogeneous Bibliographic Networks" by Stefan George, 2013

Recent Publications

  • Philipp Langer, Patrick Schulze, Stefan George, Matthias Kohnen, Tobias Metzke, Ziawasch Abedjan, Gjergji Kasneci: Assigning Global Relevance Scores to DBpedia Facts. DESWeb 2014.
  • Enkelejda Kasneci, Gjergji Kasneci, Ulrich Schiefer, Wolfgang Rosenstiel: Rule-Based Classification of Visual Field Defects. HEALTHINF 2014 (nominated for best paper award).
  • Toni Gruetze, Gjergji Kasneci, Zhe Zuo, and Felix Naumann: Bootstrapping Wikipedia to Answer Ambiguous Person Name Queries. IIWeb 2014.
  • Enkelejda Kasneci, Gjergji Kasneci, Thomas Kübler, Wolfgang Rosenstiel: The Applicability of Probabilistic Methods to the Online Recognition of Fixations and Saccades in Dynamic Scenes. ETRA 2014.
  • Enkelejda Tafaj, Thomas Kübler, Gjergji Kasneci, Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Martin Bogdan: Online Classification of Eye Tracking Data for Automated Analysis of Traffic Hazard Perception. ICANN 2013.
  • Simon Lacoste-Julien, Konstantina Palla, Alex Davies, Gjergji Kasneci, Thore Graepel, Zoubin Ghahramani: SiGMa: Simple Greedy Matching for Aligning Large Knowledge Bases. KDD 2013.
  • Maximilian Jenders, Gjergji Kasneci, Felix Naumann: Analyzing and Predicting Viral Tweets. MSND@WWW 2013.
  • Gjergji Kasneci: Reasoning about Knowledge from the Web, Extended Abstract. Overview of invited talk at ICWE workshop, QWE 2012.
  • Michal Kosinski, Yoram Bachrach, Gjergji Kasneci, Jurgen Van Gael, Thore Graepel: Measuring the Intelligence of Crowdsourcing Platforms. Web Science 2012 (nominated for best paper award).
  • Enkelejda Tafaj, Gjergji Kasneci, Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Martin Bogdan: Bayesian Online Clustering of Eye-Tracking Data. ETRA 2012.
  • Yoram Bachrach, Thore Graepel, Gjergji Kasneci, Michal Kosinski, Jurgen Van Gael: Crowd IQ - Aggregating Opinions to Boost Performance. AAMAS 2012.
  • Weiwei Cheng, Gjergji Kasneci, Thore Graepel, David H. Stern, Ralf Herbrich: Automated Feature Generation from Structured Knowledge. CIKM 2011.
  • Gjergji Kasneci, Jurgen Van Gael, David H. Stern, Thore Graepel: CoBayes: Bayesian Knowledge Corroboration with Assessors of Unknown Areas of Expertise. WSDM 2011.

Recent Professional Activities

  • 2014: Committee member of SIGMOD 2015
  • 2014: Reviewer for the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality
  • 2014: Reviewer for the Elsevier Information Systems Journal
  • 2014: Reviewer for the Elsevier Journal of Web Semantics
  • 2014: Committee member of VLDB 2015
  • 2014: Committee member of ICANN 2014
  • 2013: Reviewer for the Elsevier Information Systems Journal
  • 2013: Reviewer for the Elsevier Journal of Web Semantics
  • 2013: Demo committee member of EDBT 2014
  • 2013: Reviewer for VLDB 2013
  • 2012: Reviewer for the Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme
  • 2011: Committee member of WWW 2012
  • 2011: Committee member of EDBT 2012
  • 2011: Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering (TKDE)
  • 2011: Reviewer for the Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Programme
  • 2010: Committee member of EDBT 2011
  • 2010: Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering (TKDE)
  • 2010: Panel member for the ECIR Industry Day 2010, on leveraging semantics for better search experience
  • 2010: Organizer of reading group on Information Extraction and Semantic Technologies at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, (12 weeks)

Presentations and Invited Talks

  • 2013: Invited talk at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken: Knowledge Corroboration with Logical Rules and User Feedback
  • 2013: Invited talk at the Institute of Computer Science, Humboldt University, Berlin: Scalable Reasoning with Knowledge from the Web
  • 2012: Invited talk at the 3rd International Workshop on Quality in Web Engineering (colocated with ICWE 2012)
  • 2011: Invited talk at the Computing Laboratory of the University of Oxford: Knowledge from the Web: Understanding and Reasoning
  • 2011: Invited talk at the Computer Science Department of the University of Washington: Bayesian Knowledge Corroboration with Logical Rules and User Feedback
  • 2011: Lab Tutorial on large-scale information extraction, knowledge representation, and knowledge search at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
  • 2010: Invited talk at the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge: Searching for Knowledge Instead of Web Pages
  • 2010: TAB talk at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK: Bayesian Knowledge Corroboration, Learning from Crowds
  • 2010: Invited talk at True Knowledge, Cambridge, UK: Searching for Knowledge Instead of Web Pages
  • 2008: Invited talk at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK: The YAGO-NAGA Project: From Web Pages to Knowledge
  • 2007: Invited talk at the Informatics Department of the University of Dortmund: The Complexity of Reasoning about Pattern-Based XML Schemas

Education & Professional Experience

  • 2009 - 2011: Post-Doc Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
  • 2009: 3-months internship with Microsoft Research Redmond, US
  • 2006 - 2009: PhD student at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 2004: 3-months internship with Siemens Medical Solutions, Germany
  • 2000 - 2005: Student of Computer Science and Math at the University of Marburg, Germany

Scholarships, Prizes & Awards

  • 2011: Runner-Up for Best Poster Award at the 4th International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2011)
  • 2010 - 2011: Grant of $130.000 by Microsoft Research for co-leading a research project on probabilistic inference and knowledge representation (with Prof. Zoubin Ghahramani)
  • 2006 - 2009: Scholarship from e-fellows.net (private sector online scholarship, supported by Deutsche Telekom, McKinsey et al.)
  • 2006 - 2009: Fellowship from the International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (full funding of PhD studies)
  • 2003 - 2006: Scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation (Deutche Studienstiftung)