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Dr. Ralf Krestel

Head of Web Science Research Group (MTCon Speaker)
Dr. Ralf Krestel is Senior Researcher and head of the Web Science Group at Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering at University of Potsdam. His research centers around text mining, information retrieval, recommender systems, natural language processing, and machine learning. He studied computer science at University of Karlsruhe and Concordia University in Montreal. In 2012, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Hannover for his work "On the Use of Language Models and Topic Models in the Web". Afterwards he  spent two years as a postdoctoral research fellow at University of California, Irvine. He co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and is reviewer for various journals and conferences.