INSIDE DATA SCIENCE

OUR INTERVIEW SERIES ON DATA SCIENCE

Our members talk about their research activities and interests in the field of data science. What are their current research topics? How important are data and data science in their research? And what are actually their biggest challenges in dealing with data?

28.06.2021
Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Döbereiner
Professor of Biological Physics
FB 01 – Physics and Electrical Engineering
Spokesperson NFDI4Phys


“The main challenge is to do research data management without being a burden to the researcher. RDM needs to become helpful to researchers at all stages of a particular project in order to be accepted by research groups.“



10.06.2021
Dr. Juliane Jarke
Senior researcher at the Institute for Information Management Bremen (ifib)
FB 03 – Mathematics and Computer Science


“I am currently working on a number of projects that examine the increasing importance of data and data science for decision- and meaning-making in education and the public sector.“



27.05.2021
Prof. Dr. Vanessa Didelez
Professor of Statistics and Causal Inference
FB 03 – Mathematics and Computer Science


“My research deals with (statistical) methods for analysing data – I would say that this is certainly a core element of data science.“



19.05.2021
Dr. Iris Grothe
Staff scientist at the Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab
FB 02 – Biology / Chemistry


“The brain is the ultimate data scientist, it continuously tries to extract useful knowledge from the information, the data, that it is given. Maybe understanding the brain better can help us towards explainable AI as well.“



29.04.2021
Prof. Dr. John Bateman
Professor of English Applied Linguistics
FB 10 – Linguistics and Literary Studies


“Accessing and organizing diverse forms of communication at a larger scale requires methods and approaches to analysis that are core to data science.“



01.04.2021
Prof. Dr. Dr. Norman Sieroka
Professor of Philosophy
FB 09 – Cultural Studies


“A major area of my research is the philosophy of individual scientific disciplines: How do sciences work? How do we gain knowledge? For these questions, the handling and understanding of data is particularly important.“



18.03.2021
Prof. Dr. Anna Förster
Professor of Sustainable Communication Networks
FB 01 – Physics and Electrical Engineering


“I love interdisciplinary research – you learn a lot from other colleagues, you can combine innovative approaches and solve complex problems.“



04.03.2021
Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf
Professor of Business Administration, esp. Financial Services and Financial Technology
FB 07 – Business Studies and Economics


“It is important to not only blindly apply empirical methods, but also to understand which insights can be drawn from the results and which cannot.“



24.02.2021
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dickhaus
Professor of Statistical Mathematics
FB 03 – Mathematics and Computer Science


“Statistical methods must demonstrate their worth when applied to real data. That’s why data are an indispensable part of my research.“