Stefan Dietze is Professor for Data & Knowledge Engineering at the Institute for Computer Science at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (HHU), scientific director of the department Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. In addition, Stefan is affiliated member at the Heine Center for Artificial Intelligence & Data Science (HeiCAD), the Düsseldorf Institute for Internet & Democracy (DIID) and the L3S Research Center of the Leibniz University Hanover, Germany.

Previous positions include the Knowledge Media Institute (KMI) of The Open University (UK) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST, now part of Fraunhofer FOKUS).

Stefan’s interests are at the intersection of information retrieval, semantic technologies and artificial intelligence, and in particular, the extraction, fusion and search of knowledge and data on the Web.

For further details please have a look at previous and current research activities, a list of selected publications, or committee memberships. Beyond being a data scientist, he is a freelance writer for magazines & blogs. To get in touch, please see the contact details below.


E-mail (GESIS): stefan(DOT)dietze(AT)gesis(DOT)org
E-mail (HHU): stefan.dietze@hhu.de
Email (L3S): dietze(AT)l3s(DOT)de
E-mail (private): stefan(DOT)dietze(AT)gmx(DOT)de
LinkedIn: Stefan Dietze
Twitter: @stefandietze