Professorship of Media Computer Science


"The prize is the pleasure of finding things out, the kick in the discovery, the observation other people use it – those are the real things, the honors are unreal to me.” Richard Feynman, in the 1981 BBC TV interview

Following Richard Feynman in spirit, our pleasure is devoted to new-media and its technological impact on humanity. Although the so called “new-media” advances fast, there remains an unsatisfied need on making web-based media systems smarter and more intelligent, especially in the interaction with us, the user. Our research strives to overcome the media and information deluge by researching new, innovative technologies that empower individual users in exploiting the full potential of web-based media.

Research topics

  • Large-Scale Knowledge Discovery in Media
  • Interactive Information Retrieval
  • Visual Analytics
  • Collective Intelligence