Consortium

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max.recall information systems GmbH is a Vienna, Austria based company offering consulting and development services for search and content analytics solutions such as vertical search or social media analysis. max.recall has been founded in 2010 by a team of highly skilled experts in the fields of information retrieval, machine learning and natural language processing. The founders of max.recall have gained more than 12 years of experience in managing and executing complex R&D projects and applied research. This has led to over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications. max.recall operates worldwide with international customers from diverse sectors such as news agencies, intellectual property, market research, IT services, etc.

isis

The Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems  (ISIS) at the Vienna University of Technology  consists of four research groups:  Information & Software Engineering, Interactive Media Systems, Business Informatics, and E-Commerce. The ISIS institute investigates the engineering and science dimensions topics such as Data Engineering, Information and Knowledge Engineering, Process Engineering, Software Engineering, Web Engineering, Model Engineering, Media Processing, Privacy and Security as well as Business Informatics. It comprises 12 Professors and Assoc. Professors and more than 70 members of research staff. The ISIS Institute successfully applied and runs numerous national and international research projects.

Team

Dr. Michael Dittenbach (Researcher)

  • Co-founder of and Information Access Engineer at max.recall GmbH.
  • Expert in Search Technologies and Content Analytics
  • Study of Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology (2000)
  • Doctoral Studies in Technical Sciences, Vienna University of Technology (2003)
  • Research areas: Neuro Computing, Content Analytics and Information Retrieval
  • Substantial project management experience and more than 60 publications
  • Lecturing at the Vienna University of Technology
  • Professional Services Consultant for Patent Information Retrieval

Dr. Marita Haas (Researcher)

  • Gender Research Consultant at max.recall GmbH
  • Expert in Gender Research
  • Hertha Firnberg Stipendium,  Vienna University of Technology
  • International Business Administration (2003)
  • Doctoral Studies in Economics and Social Sciences (2006)
  • Research areas: Biography Research, Female Biographies, Life Stories, Gender, Work & Life Balance
  • Substantial project experience and more than 20 publications

Dr. Helmut Berger (Project Coordinator)

  • Co-founder and CEO of max.recall GmbH.
  • Expert in Search Technologies and Content Analytics
  • Head of Research, IP Service Provider (2008-2010)
  • Study of Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology (2001)
  • Doctoral Studies in Technical Sciences, Vienna University of Technology (2003)
  • PostDoc at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia (2004)
  • Research areas: Semantic Information Systems, Content Analytics
  • Substantial project management experience and more than 60 publications
  • IT Consultant (1997-2003)

Dr. Florina Piroi (Researcher)

  • Expert in Information Retrieval and IR Evaluation
  • Study of Computer Science in Timişoara, Rumania(1998)
  • Doctoral Studies, Johannes Kepler University Linz (2004)
  • Research areas: Vertical Search, IR Evaluation
  • Substantial project experience and more than 20 publications

Dr. Mihai Lupu (Researcher)

  • Expert in Information Retrieval and Peer-to-Peer Computing
  • Study of Computer Science in Iaşi, Rumania(2003)
  • Doctoral Studies Singapore-MIT Alliance (2008)
  • Research areas: Vertical Search, Multi-modal Search, IR Evaluation
  • Substantial project experience and more than 25 publications
  • Lecturing at the Vienna University of Technology

Dr. Ralf Bierig (Researcher)

  • Expert in Information Retrieval
  • Study of Computer Science in Furtwangen, Germany (2002)
  • Doctoral Studies at the Robert Gordon University, UK (2008)
  • PostDoc in the US and Denmark
  • Industry experience
  • Research areas: Interactive Search, Multi Modal Search
  • Substantial project experience and more than  20 publications

PD Dr. Allan Hanbury (Team Lead TU)

  • Expert in Multi-Modal Search, IR Evaluation, Big Data, eScience and Image Analysis
  • Study of Physics in Cape Town, South Africa (1998)
  • Doctoral Studies in Applied Mathematics, Mines ParisTech, France (2002)
  • Habilitation in Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology (2008)
  • Research areas: Vertical Search, Multi-Modal Search and IR Evaluation
  • Substantial project experience; project lead and management of international (EU, CHIST-ERA) and national (FWF, FFG) research projects
  • More than 130 publications
  • Lecturing at the Vienna University of Technology