My research interest is in human-centered information systems, and my research explores novel query paradigms like for example analogy queries or similarity queries. I also worked on several other topics in the context of databases, information systems, and Web science like personalization, information extraction, recommender systems, and crowd-intelligence. The core challenge underlying all my research efforts is on how to model and extract the characterizing semantics of data stored in an information system in such a way that the data can be useful to a given user. 

Short CV

2016: Assistant Professor Delft University of Technology
2014-2016: PostDoc at Technische Universität Braunschweig
2012-2014: PostDoc at National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
2011-2012: PostDoc at Technische Universität Braunschweig
2011: Defense of Doctoral Thesis at Technische Universität Braunschweig
2008-2011: Ph.D. Researcher at Technische Universität Braunschweig
2006-2008: Ph.D. Researcher at L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Hannover
2005: Diploma Thesis at Collaborative Software Development Laboratory, University of Hawai’i, Honolulu - Manoa, Certificate issued by University Kaiserslautern
2002-2004: Assistant Researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Kaiserslautern 
2000-2004: Student at University Kaiserslautern

Christoph Lofi