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Magdalena Kaiser

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Magdalena Kaiser

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
D5: Databases and Information Systems
 office: Campus E1 4, Room 428
Saarland Informatics Campus
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
 email: Get my email address via email
 phone: +49 681 9325-5028

About

Magdalena Kaiser is a PhD Student in the Databases and Information Systems Group at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII), Saarbrücken, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Gerhard Weikum and Dr. Rishiraj Saha Roy. Her research focuses on conversational question answering over heterogenous web sources. Prior to joining MPII, she worked for two years as a researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). She obtained her Master's degree from Saarland University and her Bachelor's degree from University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

Research Interests

News

  • 2 May 2020: My Doctoral Consortium Paper "Incorporating User Feedback in Conversational Question Answering over Heterogeneous Web Sources" is accepted at SIGIR '20, Xi'an, China
  • 23 April 2020: Our demo "Conversational Question Answering over Passages by Leveraging Word Proximity Networks" is accepted at SIGIR '20, Xi'an, China (with Rishiraj Saha Roy and Gerhard Weikum)
  • April 2020: I will be TA for the advanced Lecture Question Answering Systems at Saarland University
  • October 2019 - February 2020: TA for Lecture Information Retrieval and Data Mining at Saarland University
  • January 2020: Our demo on conversational passage ranking is now online
  • 13 - 15 November 2019: Presented our work CROWN at TREC 2019, Washington, USA

Publications

Teaching

  • Teaching Assistant for Question Answering Systems (Advanced Lecture, 6 ECTS) at Saarland University, Summer Term 2020
  • Teaching Assistant for Information Retrieval and Data Mining (Core Lecture, 9 ECTS) at Saarland University, Winter Term 2019/2020
  • Bachelor Thesis supervisor, Adina Pohle, Title: Teaching Object Properties to a Robot Multimodally at Saarland University (10/2018-10/2019)
  • Co-Teaching Assistant for Artificial Intelligence (Core Lecture, 9 ECTS) at Saarland University, Summer Term 2018
  • Teaching Assistant for AI for the Transfer of Control from Autonomous Systems to Humans (Seminar, 6 ECTS) at Saarland University, Summer Term 2018

Positions

  • July 2017 - June 2019: Researcher at the Cognitive Assistants Department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken
  • October 2015 - December 2016: Research Assistant at the Cognitive Assistants Department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken
  • October 2012 - September 2014: Working Student at the Digital Factory Division, Technology and Innovations, Production Automation, Siemens AG, Nuremberg

Education

  • July 2019 - present: PhD student in Computer Science at Saarland University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (supervisors: Prof. Gerhard Weikum and Dr. Rishiraj Saha Roy)
  • October 2014 - May 2017: Master in Computer Science at Saarland University, Title of Master's Thesis: Multimodal Fission with a Focus on Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster)
  • October 2011 - September 2014: Bachelor in Computer Science at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Title of Bachelor's Thesis: Combinatorial Auction for Resource Allocation on Multicore Processors (supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich)