Tuan A. Tran

Ph.D candidate
L3S Research Center | Leibniz Universität Hannover
Room 010, Appelstr. 4, 30167 Hannover, Germany
+49 (0511) 762 - 17778
+49 (0511) 762 - 17779
ttran (AT) L3S dot de

UPDATE: I have finished my PhD and now am working in Bosch as a research engineer. This page will be moved soon !

I am a Ph.D candidate at L3S Research Center and Institute of Distributed Systems, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Nejdl, and the mentoring of Asst. Prof. Dr. Nattiya Kanhabua and Dr. Claudia Niederée. I earned my Master's degree in Computer Science from the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Gerhard Weikum. My PhD is about temporal and cogntive models in social media and news analysis.

Research Interests:
My broad research areas of interest are:
  • Information Extraction and Natural Language Processing
  • Entity-centric Web and Social Media Analysis
  • Temporal Indexing and Information Retrieval
  • Large-scale Machine Learning

  • Education:
  • Aug 2011 - Present: Ph.D candidate, L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.
  • Apr 2009 - Apr 2011: M.Sc. in Computer Science, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarland University, Germany.
  • Sep 2005 - May 2008: B.Eng. in Information Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam.

  • Activities:
  • Summer 2016: Research Intern in IBM Research Dublin, Ireland
  • Teaching:
  • Summer Semester 2015: Web Technologies Laboratory (programming course, with Prof. Robert Jäschke)
  • Winter Semester 2013: Machine Learning (advanced course, with Dr. Ernesto Diaz-Aviles. I gave lectures on "Learning to Rank")
  • Invited Talks:
  • (Upcoming) "Semantic Annotations of Past Trending Topics in Twitter", 2nd International Alexandria Workshop on Foundations for Temporal Retrieval, Exploration and Analytics in Web Archives. Hannover, Germany. November, 2015.
  • Review activities:
  • WSDM 2016
  • ACM Recsys 2013
  • Students:
  • Marius Bittner (WebTech lab, topic: "Scalable Wikipedia Revision History Processing Using Apache Spark")
  • Sudhir Kuma Sah (ITIS research project, topic: "Policy-based Preservation Framework")
  • Tetiana Tolmachova (Erasmus student, Bachelor thesis, topic: "Entity Disambiguation for Big Text Data")