Mathias Niepert

Chief Researcher
NEC Labs Europe
Heidelberg, Germany

mathias dot niepert at neclab dot eu

MSc, PhD in Computer Science, Indiana University

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I am a chief research scientist of the Systems and Machine Learning (SysML) group at NEC Labs Heidelberg. From 2012-2015 I was a postdoctoral research associate at the Allen School of Computer Science, University of Washington, working primarily with Pedro Domingos. I was also a member of the Data and Web Science Research Group at the University of Mannheim.

My research interests include representation learning for graph-structured data, unsupervised and semi-supervised learning, probabilistic graphical models, and statistical relational learning. My group's methods are concerned with learning, inducing, and leveraging relational structure with applications in vision, natural language processing, and the (bio-)medical domain.

I am also co-founder of several open-source digital humanities projects such as the Indiana Philosophy Ontology Project and the Linked Humanities Project.