Areas of Work
01 | Research
I'm PD at the Institute of Information Science at the university Regensburg. My research concentrates on understandig informational behaviour and has the goal of developing information systems that are acting natural, just like humans think and behave.
Food recommendation systems:
Two outstanding releases from Trattner and Elsweiler (207) and Elsweiler at. al. (2017a) contain analysis of extensive data collections from the internet and recommendations on algorithmic solutions for users' health when choosing food items.
02 | Dissertation
In 2007 I recieved a doctor's degree at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. In my work I explored the role of memory in management of personal information by testing human abilities, what they remember when looking for documents and which factors influenced their memories. I developed new systems that show how different memories can be supported. Since my graduation I worked in different areas, e.g. leisure information behaviour or credibility and trust in search- and health system recommendations. The core thought of my work is the wish of understanding how humans interact with information and why, further how to develop systems that support the user in reaching their goals.
03 | Teaching
Advanced Seminar Information Science
Winter 2016/17 | Summer 2017 | Summer 2018 | Winter 2017/18 | Winter 2018/19 | Summer 2019 | Winter 2019/20 | Winter 2020/21
Analysis of Searchlogs I
Summer 2012 | Winter 2014/15 | Winter 2015/16
Analysis of Searchlogs II
Building Information Retrieval Systems
Case Studies I
Human Activity Recognition
Human Information Behaviour
Winter 2012/13 | Winter 2014/15 | Winter 2015/16 | Winter 2016/17 | Winter 2017/18
Summer 2014 | Summer 2015
Introduction to Information Science
Winter 2016/17 | Winter 2018/19
Introduction to Methods of Empiric Research
Winter 2010/11 | Summer 2011 | Winter 2011/12 | Summer 2012 | Winter 2012/13 | Summer 2013 | Summer 2014 | Summer 2015 | Summer 2016 | Summer 2017
Persuasion with Lingual Methods
Research Practics of Information Retrieval
Winter 2012/13 | Winter 2014/15 | Winter 2015/16 | Winter 2016/17 | Winter 2017/18 | Summer 2019 | Winter 2020/21
Survey and Experimental Design
Summer 2018 | Summer 2019
Tutorial to Experimental Design
Tutorial to Research Practice of Information Retrieval
Tutorial to Understanding Information Behavior
Understanding Information Behavior
Web and Data Science
Summer 2017 | Summer 2018 | Summer 2019 | Summer 2020
I am a lecturer and post-doctoral researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Chair for Information Science. In my research I use a variety of different techniques to learn about how people behave with information and use what I learn to design tools to assist them and work in a way that aligns with how they think and behave.
I have done some work, including a PhD, on managing and re-finding personal information. I am interested in how people search for fun because current systems don't really support this well. I have also recently become interested in information systems that help people lead more healthy lifestyles. You can read more about this work on my homepage and in my publications. You can also find information about the classes I teach at Regensburg.
I was previously an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and then lecturer at the University of Erlangen.