Our Trainers

Dr. Ivaylo Kostadinov

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Ivaylo Kostadinov is Technical Manager in the consortia NFDI4Biodiveristy and works in the task area Research Data Commons.

He spent the last seven years building a service-oriented infrastructure for supporting scientists in Biodiversity and Ecology with their data management tasks. He co-designed a unified data submission interface, established and coordinated a Help Desk, personally curated molecular sequence datasets and supported the preparation of Data Management Plans.

 

Data Train courses

Starter Track: Data and information management

Operator Track – Data Steward: How to write a data management plan?

Contact

ikostadi(at)gfbio.org

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"I want to change the perception of Research Data Management from necessary evil to something worth doing." –  Ivaylo Kostadinov

    Jimena Linares

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    Jimena Linares is a Data Steward at the German Federation for Biological Data (GFBio e.V.), which is a partner of the NFDI4Bioversity consortium. She works in data curation in the submission service and provides support in research data management services.

    Data have tremendous potential, meaning the data we produce can also provide diverse and unexpected benefits. Jimena Linares is interested in 1) optimizing the relationship we have with data and 2) exploring how to represent data so they are made FAIR to everyone.

     

    Data Train courses

    Operator Track – Data Steward: How to write a data management plan?

    Contact

    jlinares(at)gfbio.org

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    "My motivation is to highlight the importance of Research Data Management in any discipline, also, independently of one’s academic stage or working position." –  Jimena Linares

      Prof. Dr. Sebastian Maneth

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      Sebastian Maneth is Heisenberg Professor at the University of Bremen.

      Sebastian Maneth's research interest lies in efficient storage and querying technology for semi-structured data. He is developing novel methods to compress graph structured data and methods that make possible to directly execute queries on compressed data, without prior decompression. Since recently he is also working on analysing eye tracking data using machine learning methods, for instance for biometrics.

      Data Train courses

      Operator Track – Data Steward Track: Data base skills

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      maneth(at)uni-bremen.de

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      "To meet interested students and teach them about fascinating topics related to relational database management systems and database query languages." –  Sebastian Maneth

        Prof. Dr. Iris Pigeot

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        Professor Iris Pigeot has been the Director of the today’s Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS since March 2004 and has been in charge of the Department of Biometry and Data Management of the institute since September 2001. Furthermore, she has been Professor for Statistics with a focus on Biometry and Methods in Epidemiology at the University of Bremen since 2001. Since 2019, Iris Pigeot has been chairwoman of the U Bremen Research Alliance together with Bernd Scholz-Reiter (president of the University of Bremen).

         

        She initiated the interdisciplinary graduate education program Data Train on “Research data management and data science” in 2019 to serve the upcoming needs in this area.

        This education program is led by Iris Pigeot together with Frank Oliver Glöckner and Rolf Drechsler. As Co- Spokesperson of the consortium to set up a National Research Data Infrastructure for Personal Health Data (NFDI4Health), she links the graduate education program to this German - wide initiative and ensures the implementation of uniform standards for personal health data.

        Data Train courses

        Starter Track: Statistical thinking

        Contact

        pigeot(at)leibniz-bips.de

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          Prof. Dr. Dr. Norman Sieroka

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          Norman Sieroka is Professor for Philosophy at the University of Bremen. He is a member of the Directory Board of the Turing Centre Zurich and of the Governance Board of ETH’s "Rethink" initiative (rethinking design with artificial intelligence).

          He studied philosophy, physics, and mathematics in Heidelberg and Cambridge. In fact, a special trait of his research group is that all members have backgrounds in more than one academic discipline. The group is interested in questions about "how science works" and what values are pursued in science. Here special attention is paid to the role played by data and by artificial intelligence within different disciplines (such as physics and pharmaceutical science) and different research contexts (such as theory development, hypothesis generation, and problem solving).

          Data Train courses

          Starter Track: Philosophical reflections on data science

          Operator Track – Data Scientist Track: Visualization in science: principles & critical reflections

          Contact

          sieroka(at)uni-bremen.de

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          "Being born and raised near Bremen, I am happy to be on board with the U Bremen Research Alliance's program Data Train and to make the region a haven for deliberate data science." – Norman Sieroka

            Björn Tings

             

            Björn Tings Research Associate in the team of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) oceanography at the Remote Sensing Technology Institute of German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Bremen.

            He accomplished his Bachelor studies in Scientific Programming at FH Aachen and his simultaneous qualification in Mathematical-technical Software Development in 2010 at RWTH Aachen University. In 2013 he received his Master degree in Artificial Intelligence at Maastricht University. Since 2013 he is employed as research associate in the team of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) oceanography at the Remote Sensing Technology Institute of German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Bremen, Germany. He is responsible for integrating the team’s research and development work into operational prototype software for robust and fast processing of SAR data.

            His research comprises the automatic detection and classification of ship signatures on SAR imagery. As PhD student at Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg he also elaborates on the automatic recognition of ship’s wake signatures of moving vessels.

            Data Train courses

            Starter Track: Data science and big data

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            bjoern.tings(at)dlr.de

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            "I would like to contribute and share my expertise in artificial intelligence in the frame of the Data Train program." –  Björn Tings

              Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Waldmann

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              Hans-Christian Waldmann is Professor of Theoretical Psychology and Psychometrics at FB 11, Human and Health Sciences, of the University of Bremen.

              His research focuses on statistical modeling and programming, but also on philosophy of science and basic questions of psychology.

               

               


              "Instead of focusing on exploring the nature of the data and the questions that concern scientists, statisticians tend to commit errors of the third kind, i.e., giving exact answers to the wrong questions, which is perhaps the most serious of the three kinds of errors."

              Tukey (1962), cited in: Clark, C.A. (1963). Hypothesis testing in relation to statistical methodology (p.469). Review of Educational Research, 33, 455-473.

              Data Train courses

              Starter Track: About the meaningfulness of data

              Contact

              hans-christian.waldmann(at)uni-bremen.de

              thepsy(at)uni-bremen.de

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              "My goal is to illuminate the implicit and hidden presuppositions in data science and to encourage critical thinking when relating data to meaning in your specific discipline." – Hans-Christian Waldmann

                Tanja Weibulat

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                Tanja Weibulat works at the IT Center of the State Natural Science Collections of Bavaria (SNSB), a partner of the NFDI4Bioversity consortium.

                Her scientific areas of interest are Biodiversity Informatics, Database Management, Scientific Data Curation, and Project Management. Over the past 13 years, she has been able to observe and accompany the increasing significance of Scientific Data Management in her work with scientists and collection curators in the field of Biology. By providing support and training in the data management software "Diversity Workbench", as well as the joint development of work and data flows along the data life cycle in the infrastructure project "German Federation for Biological Data" (GFBio), she helped to ensure that data are handled according to FAIR principles. In the last two years, she completed the master's program in Digital Data Management at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, giving her an in-depth insight into Scientific Data Management outside the Natural Sciences, such as Library and Information Sciences.

                Data Train courses

                Operator Track – Data Steward Track: How to write a Data Management Plan?

                Contact

                weibulat(at)snsb.de

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                "The importance of research data management continues to grow in all scientific disciplines. I would like to convey the importance and benefit of transforming a mandatory task, which is currently still often externally prescribed, into an intrinsically motivated and valued discipline." – Tanja Weibulat

                  Dr. Max Westphal

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                  Max Westphal is a Post-Doctoral Researcher for Data Science and Biostatistics at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine (MEVIS) in Bremen.

                  Beforehand, in 2019, he completed his PhD on the topic “Model Selection and Evaluation in Supervised Machine Learning“ within the DFG-funded research training group  π³ at the University of Bremen. His research is concerned with medical diagnosis and prognosis applications, in particular with statistical methods for the evaluation of medical tests and AI-based prediction models. At Fraunhofer MEVIS he also contributes to different applied research projects by developing statistical and predictive models, for instance to enable innovative clinical decision support systems.

                  Data Train courses

                  Operator Track – Data Scientist Track: Evaluating ML/AI algorithms

                  Contact

                  max.westphal(at)mevis.fraunhofer.de

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                  "I am looking forward to contribute to the cross-disciplinary Data Train program which will help to connect and impart all the important concepts from the diverse field of Data Science." – Max Westphal

                    Prof. Dr. Marvin N. Wright

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                    Marvin N. Wright, Computer Engineer and Biostatistician, is the Head of an Emmy Noether Research Group on Interpretable Machine Learning, funded by the German Research Foundation, at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS in Bremen, Germany. Since February 2021, he is also Professor of Machine Learning in Statistics at the University of Bremen.

                    He has a research focus on statistical learning and interpretable machine learning and is interested in epidemiological applications to high-dimensional genetic data and longitudinal register data. Marvin is author of several machine learning R packages, e.g. for random forests and neural networks. He taught several machine learning courses at international conferences and at international universities.

                    Data Train courses

                    Operator Track – Data Scientist Track: Machine learning

                    Contact

                    wright(at)leibniz-bips.de

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                    "Understanding the general principles of machine learning is the key to successfully apply it in practice. That’s why I want to teach machine learning beyond buzzword bingo." – Marvin N. Wright

                      Dr. Stephan Kloep

                      Head of Data Management of the Competence Center for Clinical Trials at the University of Bremen

                       

                      Dr. Daniel Otero Baguer

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                      Daniel Otero Baguer is a Post-doctoral Researcher and Head of Digital Pathology Group at the Faculty Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Bremen.

                      In his research he deals with inverse problems, machine learning, image and signal processing, computational engineering, parameter indentification and computational pathology.

                       

                       

                      Data Train courses

                      Operator Track - Data Scientist:  Deep learning

                      Contact

                      otero(at)math.uni-bremen.de

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                      "I enjoy showing young researchers the amazing field of deep learning and its amazing applications. Also, I always try to find the easiest way to for students to learn the concepts, and this is often times a great challenge." – Daniel Otero Baguer

                        Prof. Dr. Benedikt Buchner

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                        Benedikt Buchner is Professor of Civil Lawand the Director of the Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law (IGMR) at the University of Bremen.

                        His research focuses on data protection and information law: Research depends on the free use of research data while the (exclusivity) interests of those whose personal data are to be processed for research purposes or those who own the copyright for study or similar data are opposed to this. In this context, it is task of the law to resolve this conflict.

                         

                        Data Train courses

                        Starter Track:  Data protection and licenses

                        Contact

                        bbuchner(at)uni-bremen.de

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                        "Research Data Management is an important as well as difficult challenge, which can only be met if all the disciplines concerned closely cooperate." –  Benedikt Buchner

                          Dr. Arjun Chennu

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                          Arjun Chennu is Group Leader of the team Data Science and Technology at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen.

                          His research explores ways to leverage the diverse and rapidly growing techniques in data science, machine learning and statistical modelling towards data-driven analytics for the benefit of tropical marine sciences.

                           

                           

                          His team bring together expertise across domains of habitat mapping, computer vision, machine learning, neural networks, biogeochemistry, benthic ecology, probabilistic analyses, stakeholder utility networks, software development, optical physics, sensor systems and platforms, engineering of data acquisition and analytical workflows.

                          Data Train courses

                          Operator Track – Data Steward: Reproducibility in science: How and why?

                          Contact

                          arjun.chennu(at)leibniz-zmt.de

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                          "Data is the currency of the 21st century. We need to invest this currency better to manage and grow our wealth of knowledge." –  Arjun Chennu

                            Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dickhaus

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                            Thorsten Dickhaus is Professor for Mathematical Statistics at Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences (FB 3) at the University of Bremen.

                            Thorsten Dickhaus studied mathematics in Aachen and Düsseldorf, and he received his Dr. rer. nat. degree in mathematics and application areas from Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf in 2008. Afterwards, he worked in Berlin, first as a PostDoc at the Berlin Institute of Technology, then as a junior professor at the Humboldt-University and finally as a scientific staff member at the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics. Since March 2015, Thorsten Dickhaus is Full Professor and Head of the Working Group “Mathematical Statistics” at Faculty 3: Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Bremen. Since 2018 he is the Vice Dean of Academics of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. His research interests include the development of statistical methods and their applications, in particular to high-dimensional and complex structured data from the life sciences and from economics.

                            Data Train courses

                            Operator Track – Data Scientist Track: Quantitative analyses for data science

                            Contact

                            dickhaus(at)uni-bremen.de

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                            "I want to contribute to the Data Train education program for a better mathematical understanding about data science applications and, because data science crucially relies on the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and competences." –  Thorsten Dickhaus

                              Prof. Dr. Vanessa Didelez

                               

                              Vanessa Didelez is Deputy Head of the Department of Biometry and Data Management at the Leibniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS and Professor of Statistics with focus on Causal Inference at the University of Bremen.

                              Her research deals with the statistical modelling of and methods for data analysis. Specifically, she aims at developing statistical approaches to address questions about the consequences of (possibly hypothetical) interventions, e.g. by how much would a given increase in physical activity reduce childhood obesity? This kind of inference is known as causal inference. The particular statistical challenge consists of adequately addressing weaknesses and limitations of the data, such as lack of, or imperfect, randomization, systematic selection or drop-out etc. These need to be accounted for by suitable models and methods. A key prerequisite is the in-depth understanding and scrutinizing of the underlying assumptions so that these can be made plausible, either empirically or based on subject matter knowledge. Furthermore, Prof Didelez focusses on time-structured data, such as cohort data or event-history or survival data. She has developed new approaches for causal path analysis, dynamic graphical models and causal discovery. The new methods have applications in epidemiology or public health, such as for analysing the causes and effects of childhood obesity, or for cancer prevention or dementia research.

                              Data Train courses

                              Starter Track: Asking the right research questions in data science

                              Operator Track – Data Scientist Track: Causal learning

                              Contact

                              didelez(at)leibniz-bips.de

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                              "I believe that data science can make an enormous contribution to evidence-based decision making. This requires the ability to carefully and critically analyse data, which is what I strive to teach on the Data Train." –  Vanessa Didelez

                                Dr. Martin Dörenkämper

                                © Martin Dörenkämper

                                Martin Dörenkämper is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Fraunhofer institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) in the Department of Aerodynamics, CFD and Stochastic Dynamic in Oldenburg.

                                Martin Dörenkämper has been working on evaluation of weather and wind farm data in the context of wind energy research since more than 10 years. After his undergraduate and graduate studies in meteorology at the Universities of Hamburg and Oklahoma, his PhD research at the University of Oldenburg focused on energy meteorology. His current research addresses the improvement and validation of industry-suited models for wind energy siting and wind farm yield analysis applications. This work includes working with multi-dimensional as well as time-series based data of various complexity and confidentiality levels. At Fraunhofer IWES Martin coordinates joint research projects with industrial and academic partners.

                                Data Train courses

                                Starter Track: Managing confidential data

                                Contact

                                martin.doerenkaemper(at)iwes.fraunhofer.de

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                                "Within Data Train, we would like to share our experience from applied R & D and work with confidential data especially in close exchange with the industry." –  Martin Dörenkämper

                                  Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler

                                  Foto von Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler
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                                  Rolf Drechsler received the Diploma and Dr. phil. nat. degrees in computer science from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He worked at the Institute of Computer Science, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, from 1995 to 2000, and at the Corporate Technology Department, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany, from 2000 to 2001. Since October 2001, Rolf Drechsler is Full Professor and Head of the Group of Computer Architecture, Institute of Computer Science, at the University of Bremen, Germany. In 2011, he additionally became the Director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Bremen.

                                  His current research interests include the development and design of data structures and algorithms with a focus on circuit and system design. He is an IEEE Fellow.

                                  From 2008 to 2013 he was the Vice Rector for Research and Young Academics at the University of Bremen. Since 2018 he is the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. He is one of the founders and currently the spokesperson of the Data Science Center at University of Bremen (DSC@UB).

                                  Data Train courses

                                  Starter Track: Computer science basics for data science

                                  Contact

                                  drechsler@uni-bremen.de

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                                    PD Dr. Christian Fieberg

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                                    Christian Fieberg is Post-Doctoral Researcher for the field of Business Administration, especially Empirical Capital Market Research and Derivatives at the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics at the University of Bremen.

                                    Working with large data sets, the use of complex methods (especially from the areas of statistics, econometrics, optimization, operations research, simulation and machine learning), the use of statistical software (especially Matlab / Octave / Freemat, R, Stata, Python, Excel / VBA) and the transfer of research results to software tools that can be used in practice is part of his research.

                                    Data Train courses

                                    Operator Track – Data Steward: Getting started in R

                                    Operator Track – Data Steward: Erste Schritte mit MATLAB

                                    Contact

                                    cfieberg@uni-bremen.de

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                                    "I am interested in a strong collaboration between all U Bremen Research Alliance members to drive qualification in research data management and data science forward." – Christian Fieberg

                                      Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner

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                                      Frank Oliver Glöckner is Professor of Earth System Data Science at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Bremen. He is head of Data at the Computing and Data Center of the Alfred Wegener Institute Bremerhaven and Adjunct Professor for Bioinformatics at the Jacobs University Bremen. He is head of the Data Publisher for Earth and Environmental Science PANGAEA at MARUM and speaker of the NFDI4BioDiversity consortium.

                                      His interdisciplinary team of geologists, biologists, engineers, and software developers located at the AWI and MARUM has a national and international proven track record in research data management, data logistics and data science.

                                      Data Train courses

                                      Starter Track: Data and information management

                                      Operator Track – Data Steward Track: How to write a data management plan?

                                      Contact

                                      frank.oliver.gloeckner(at)awi.de

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                                      "In the U Bremen Research Alliance I would like interested in a strong collaboration between all members to drive qualification in research data management and data science forward. He will contribute his network and experience to establish the city and state of Bremen as a center of excellence in these fields." – Frank Oliver Glöckner

                                        Dr. Julia Gottschall

                                        © Julia Gottschall

                                        Julia Gottschall is Chief Scientist at Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy System (IWES) in the Section Wind Farm Development in Bremerhaven and Bremen.

                                        Julia Gottschall has been working on the acquisition and evaluation of wind data in the context of wind energy research for more than 15 years. After completing her doctorate in applied physics at the University of Oldenburg, she worked at various research institutes in Germany and abroad, particularly in applied and industry-related research and development. Her work includes the application of mathematical models for the reconstruction of wind field parameters as well as the management of complex data sets, which are often subject to confidentiality requirements. One focus of her work is the application of wind lidar measurement technology, which in recent years has provided a completely new approach to the description of wind fields relevant to wind energy use and at the same time represents a new challenge with regard to the handling of the data obtained in this way. Julia Gottschall represents IWES on these topics in various international committees (including IEC – International Electrotechnical Commission, IEA Wind TCP – International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme).

                                        Data Train courses

                                        Starter Track: Managing confidential data

                                        Contact

                                        Julia.gottschall(at)iwes.fraunhofer.de

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                                        "Within Data Train, we would like to share our experience from applied R&D and work with confidential data especially in close exchange with the industry." –  Julia Gottschall

                                          Dr. Nikolitsa Grigoropoulou

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                                          Nikolitsa Grigoropoulou is a Sociologist with a background in Social Psychology at the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Bremen.

                                          She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Texas in 2019, with the support of the Fulbright Foundation and the Institute of International Education. Substantively, her research is focused on interreligious communications online, (ir)religious minorities, xenophobia, and social inequalities writ large. Methodologically, she is trained in quantitative empirical methods, big data analytics, and computational social science, particularly text analytics, such as text classification, topic modeling, and sentiment analysis. At SOCIUM, she is currently working on the research project “Large-scale data and field research in the study of social networks,” linking quantitative and qualitative social science methods with big data to address methodological issues with big data and improve research inferences.

                                          Data Train courses

                                          Operator Track – Data Scientist Track: Computational social sciences

                                          Contact

                                          nikolitsa.grigoropoulou(at)uni-bremen.de

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                                          "Data scientists and social scientists have a few established venues of communication. As a result, there are limited opportunities for collaboration and cross-fertilization. Computational social science acts as a bridge between fields. I believe it is necessary to promote it among young scientists." –  Nikolitsa Grigoropoulou

                                            Dr. Antonie Haas

                                            © Antonie Haas

                                            Antonie Haas is Senior GIS Scientist at the Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research, Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Bremerhaven.

                                            In her work, she often experiences that scientific data and research results are often understandable for experts only. Here, visualization is key: it transforms numbers in symbols or graphics and has the ability to decode complex interrelations even to non-experts.

                                             

                                             

                                            Data Train courses

                                            Operator Track – Data Scientist Track: Visualization in science: Principles & critical reflections

                                            Operator Track – Data Scientist Track: Visual analytics using GIS

                                            Contact

                                            antonie.haas(at)awi.de

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                                            "Data-driven science is an ongoing process and requires beside excellent scientific expertise, expertise in standardized data management as well as the knowledge and application of analyses methods to work with high data volumes (e.g. Big Data). The training of required capabilities is key to excellent scientific results, and focus of the U Bremen Research Alliance training program." –  Antonie Haas

                                              Björn Haferkamp

                                               

                                              Björn Hafercamp is IT-Analyst, Public administration, Niedersachsen and in the Working Group Philosophy and Ethics of Digitization, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bremen.

                                              His research interests are Ethics, Digital Ethics, Ethics of Technology, History of Philosophy, Cultural History.

                                              Data Train courses

                                              Starter Track: Digital ethics

                                               

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                                              bhaferkamp(at)uni-bremen.de

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                                                Dr. Jan-Ocko Heuer

                                                © Jan-Ocko Heuer

                                                Jan-Ocko Heuer is Postdoctoral Researcher at Research Data Center (RDC) Qualiservice and SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy at University of Bremen.

                                                He is a sociologist (Dipl.-Soz.) who obtained a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences (Dr. rer. pol.) in 2014 from the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) at the University of Bremen. He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in several international research projects at the University of Bremen and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and published extensively on the topics of social policy and consumer bankruptcy. Since 2018 he works as a domain expert for social sciences at the Research Data Center (RDC) Qualiservice at the University of Bremen. At Qualiservice he is responsible for various aspects of data management and data curation and he is teaching in the areas of empirical research methods and data management. Since January 2021 he is also coordinating the measure “Generation of qualitative data – RDM portfolio für qualitative social research” as part of the KonsortSWD within the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI).

                                                Data Train courses

                                                Starter Track: Managing qualitative data

                                                Operator Track – Data Steward: Data preparation

                                                Contact

                                                jheuer(at)uni-bremen.de

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                                                "A proper understanding of research data management and data science is nowadays essential for researchers in all scientific disciplines. I want to contribute my knowledge and experiences from social science research and the management of (qualitative) research data to offer a fundamental education in those fields for young researchers." –  Jan-Ocko Heuer

                                                  Prof. Dr. Betina Hollstein

                                                  © Betina Hollstein

                                                  Betina Hollstein is Professor for Microsociology and Qualitative Methods at the University Bremen. She is Head of Qualiservice, national data service center for social science qualitative research data, located at the SOCIUM Research Center at University of Bremen.

                                                  She is member of the German Data Forum (RatSWD), advisory council to the federal government, and co-spokesperson of the Consortium for the Social, Behavioural, Educational, and Economic Sciences (KonsortSWD).

                                                   

                                                  Data Train courses

                                                  Starter Track: Managing qualitative data

                                                  Operator Track – Data Steward: Data preparation

                                                  Contact

                                                  betina.hollstein(at)uni-bremen.de

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                                                  "Within Data Train I am interested in fostering interdisciplinary bonds in research data management and data science across different methodological approaches and data types, with special emphasis on sensitive personal data and research ethics." –  Betina Hollstein

                                                    Prof. Dr. Dieter Hutter

                                                    © Dieter Hutter

                                                    Dieter Hutter is Vice Director of the Cyber-Physical-System Department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and Honorary Professor at the University of Bremen.

                                                    He received his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe working on automating inductive theorem proving. In 1991 he moved to the Saarland University and joined the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in 1993. He guided various projects in Formal Methods and Security. Moving to Bremen in 2008, Dieter Hutter is now vice director of the Cyber-Physical-System Department at DFKI and honorary professor at Bremen University. He was co-initiator of the German DFG Priority Program on Reliably Secure Software Systems and speaker of the section on Formal Methods and Software Engineering for Safety and Security in the German Informatics Society. He is working in the areas of security, formal methods and change management. In particular, he is working on structuring mechanisms for information flow control supporting a formal notion of security in the large.

                                                    Data Train courses

                                                    Starter Track: Cryptography basics

                                                    Starter Track: Security & Privacy

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                                                    dieter.hutter(at)dfki.de

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                                                    "Basic knowledge of IT security and data protection has become an indispensable part of a computer science education in recent years. This course is designed to provide an introduction to this domain." –  Dieter Hutter

                                                      Prof. Dr. Dennis-Kenji Kipker

                                                      © Dennis-Kenji Kipker

                                                      Dennis-Kenji Kipker is Professor of IT Security Law at the HSB City University of Applied Sciences, Research Manager at the Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law (IGMR) situated at the University of Bremen and board member of the  European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID) located in Berlin.

                                                      Data security is one of the central requirements and at the same time challenges for the secure handling of research data. In this context, his research focuses on the legal requirements for secure data storage and management principles to be implemented accordingly. He believes research data management is an important as well as difficult challenge, which can only be met if all the disciplines concerned closely cooperate.

                                                      Data Train courses

                                                      Starter Track: Data protection and licenses

                                                      Contact

                                                      kipker(at)uni-bremen.de

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                                                      "My goal is to create a higher level of data security in research contexts." –  Dennis-Kenji Kipker

                                                        Prof. Dr. Kristina Klein

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                                                        Kristina Klein is Professor of Business Administration, particularly Marketing and Consumer Behavior (non-tenured) at the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics at the University of Bremen.

                                                        She received her Doctoral Degree (Dr.’in rer. pol.) with distinction (summa cum laude) at the University of Cologne. Afterwards, she was Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Marketing and Brand Management (Prof. Dr. Franziska Völckner) at the University of Cologne.

                                                         

                                                        Her research is empirical-quantitative, i.e., in all her projects she works with data (primary or secondary data) and deals with:

                                                        • Digital technologies to improve customer experience (gamification)
                                                        • Digital technologies for customer interaction (chatbot design, voice applications)
                                                        • Serious games (in employer branding)
                                                        • Influencer Marketing
                                                        • Sensory marketing and emotions
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                                                        Data Train courses

                                                        Operator Track – Data Steward Track: Data extraction from external online platforms using R

                                                        Contact

                                                        kklein(at)uni-bremen.de

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                                                        "To deal with data, to collect data oneself and to know exactly, what one is doing, is the basic requirement for science and business in the future. Therefore, I contribute to “Data Train” with pleasure, supporting doctoral students along the way." –  Kristina Klein

                                                          Dr. Nikolay Koldunov

                                                          © Nikolay Koldunov

                                                           

                                                          Nikolay Koldunov is Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research, Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Bremerhaven.

                                                          He works on very high-resolution ocean and climate modelling, pre- and post processing of large amounts of geophysical data and interactive data analysis and visualization.

                                                           

                                                           

                                                          Data Train courses

                                                          Operator Track – Data Steward Track: Getting started with Python

                                                          Operator Track – Data Steward Track: Data preparation

                                                          Contact

                                                          nikolay.koldunov(at)awi.de

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                                                          "Data literacy is necessary to do most of the science nowadays, but this is not something most of us learned in the University. I believe that the new generation of scientists should be given an opportunity to quickly and efficiently acquire information about different aspects of data related topics, select what is useful for their research and build further self-education on this solid basis. This will leave more time for doing science on the one hand and help to open new scientific directions on the other. I hope my experience on working with large amounts of data will be useful for others, and I am also going to use this opportunity to learn from fellow lectures and students." –  Nikolay Koldunov

                                                            Karl Kortum

                                                            © Karl Kortum

                                                            Karl Kortum is Doctoral Researcher at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

                                                            Development of autonomous algorithms for the characterisation and discrimination of arctic sea ice using satellite-borne radar systems, as well as the fusion of data from various instruments towards purely data driven analysis and the extrapolation of ground measurements to the scope of satellite acquisitions are part of his research.

                                                             

                                                             

                                                            Data Train courses

                                                            Operator Track – Data Steward Track: Data preparation

                                                            Contact

                                                            karl.kortum(at)dlr.de

                                                            "Data and its derivative information are exploding resources in times of rapid change in climate and society. Presented with a mounting challenge of data management as well as the opportunity of exploitation, I believe it is fruitful to invest in researchers able to assess and navigate these new waters to tackle the obstacles that lie ahead." –  Karl Kortum