DMIR Research Group

    Martin Becker

    University of Würzburg
    Department for Artificial Intelligence
    and Applied Computer Science
    Am Hubland
    D-97074 Würzburg

    Room:  A102
    Phone: +49 931 / 31 - 86325
    Fax:    +49 931 / 31 - 86732

    Twitter: @mgbckr

    After a stay at the University of Texas, Austin, I have received my diploma degree in Computer Science in 2011 at the University of Würzburg. Since then, I have been part of the DMIR Research Group lead by Andreas Hotho. As one of the first PhD students in the DMIR Group, I was strongly involved in building the DMIR Group from the ground up. It is now consisting of nine motivated researchers; with a strong tendency to quickly grow even further. In the process I was working on a variety of interesting research subjects including behavioral change in participatory sensing campaigns and the internet of things (EveryAware), semantics (Posts II), digital humanities (Kallimachos), and sport analytics. Currently, my main interest are navigational behavior models in different contexts such as human mobility as well different forms of web navigation, e.g., in crowdsourcing environments, social bookmarking systems like BibSonomy, or Wikipedia. On a methodological level I am strongly interested in Bayesian methods such as model comparison via Bayes factors or Bayesian models for explaining sequential data. Currently, my focus shifts a little towards neural networks and their relation to Bayesian approaches.

    Finally, my time as a PhD student is coming to an end and I am looking for a PostDoc position (preferably in an English speaking country), with interesting folks and awesome methodology. 


    For an overview of all projects, click here.

    • EveryAware
    • Posts II
    • Kallimachos
    • p2map

    Workshop PC Member


    [ 2017 ] [ 2016 ] [ 2015 ] [ 2014 ] [ 2013 ] [ 2012 ] [ 2011 ]

    2017 [ nach oben ]

    • Learning Semantic Relatedness from Human Feedback Using Relative Relatedness Learning. Niebler, Thomas; Becker, Martin; Pölitz, Christian; Hotho, Andreas (2017).
    • fphys-08-00515.pdf
      Eleven-Week Preparation Involving Polarized Intensity Distribution Is Not Superior to Pyramidal Distribution in National Elite Rowers. Treff, Gunnar; Winkert, Kay; Sareban, Mahdi; Steinacker, Jürgen M.; Becker, Martin; Sperlich, Billy in Frontiers in Physiology (2017). 8 515.
    • becker2017mixedtrails.pdf
      MixedTrails: Bayesian hypothesis comparison on heterogeneous sequential data. Becker, Martin; Lemmerich, Florian; Singer, Philipp; Strohmaier, Markus; Hotho, Andreas in Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (2017).
    • 2016-EveryAware-Book-part_I_ch_6_Atzmueller.pdf
      Collective Sensing Platforms. Atzmueller, Martin; Becker, Martin; Mueller, Juergen in Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness (2017). 115--133.
    • document.pdf
      Experimental Assessment of the Emergence of Awareness and Its Influence on Behavioral Changes: The Everyaware Lesson. Gravino, Pietro; S^irbu, Alina; Becker, Martin; Servedio, Vito DP; Loreto, Vittorio in Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness (2017). 337--362.
    • document.pdf
      Applications for Environmental Sensing in EveryAware. Atzmueller, Martin; Becker, Martin; Molino, Andrea; Mueller, Juergen; Peters, Jan; S^irbu, Alina in Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness (2017). 135--155.
    • fphys-08-00655.pdf
      Sedentary Behavior among National Elite Rowers during Off-Training—A Pilot Study. Sperlich, Billy; Becker, Martin; Hotho, Andreas; Wallmann-Sperlich, Birgit; Sareban, Mahdi; Winkert, Kay; Steinacker, Jürgen M.; Treff, Gunnar in Frontiers in Physiology (2017). 8 655.

    2016 [ nach oben ]

    • p17-becker.pdf
      SparkTrails: A MapReduce Implementation of HypTrails for Comparing Hypotheses About Human Trails. Becker, Martin; Mewes, Hauke; Hotho, Andreas; Dimitrov, Dimitar; Lemmerich, Florian; Strohmaier, Markus in WWW '16 Companion (2016). 17--18.
    • zehe2016prediction.pdf
      Prediction of Happy Endings in German Novels. Zehe, Albin; Becker, Martin; Hettinger, Lena; Hotho, Andreas; Reger, Isabella; Jannidis, Fotis P. Cellier, Charnois, T., Hotho, A., Matwin, S., Moens, M. -F., Toussaint, Y. (eds.) (2016). 9-16.
    • folktrails.pdf
      FolkTrails: Interpreting Navigation Behavior in a Social Tagging System. Niebler, Thomas; Becker, Martin; Zoller, Daniel; Doerfel, Stephan; Hotho, Andreas in CIKM '16 (2016).
    • 2016_KDD16_Subtrails.pdf
      Mining Subgroups with Exceptional Transition Behavior. Lemmerich, Florian; Becker, Martin; Singer, Philipp; Helic, Denis; Hotho, Andreas; Strohmaier, Markus B. Krishnapuram, Shah, M., Smola, A. J., Aggarwal, C., Shen, D., Rastogi, R. (eds.) (2016). 965-974.
    • niebler2015extractingsemantics.pdf
      Extracting Semantics from Unconstrained Navigation on Wikipedia. Niebler, Thomas; Schlör, Daniel; Becker, Martin; Hotho, Andreas in KI - Künstliche Intelligenz (2016). 30(2) 163--168.

    2015 [ nach oben ]

    • journal.pone.0136763.pdf
      Participatory patterns in an international air quality monitoring initiative. Sîrbu, Alina; Becker, Martin; Caminiti, Saverio; De Baets, Bernard; Elen, Bart; Francis, Louise; Gravino, Pietro; Hotho, Andreas; Ingarra, Stefano; Loreto, Vittorio; Molino, Andrea; Mueller, Juergen; Peters, Jan; Ricchiuti, Ferdinando; Saracino, Fabio; Servedio, Vito D. P.; Stumme, Gerd; Theunis, Jan; Tria, Francesca; Van den Bossche, Joris in PLoS ONE (2015). 10(8) e0136763.
    • ConDist_Final.pdf
      ConDist: A Context-Driven Categorical Distance Measure. Ring, Markus; Otto, Florian; Becker, Martin; Niebler, Thomas; Landes, Dieter; Hotho, Andreas A. Appice, Rodrigues, P. P., Costa, V. S., Soares, C., Gama, J., Jorge, A. (eds.) (2015).
    • atzmueller2015exploratory.pdf
      Exploratory subgroup analytics on ubiquitous data. Atzmueller, Martin; Mueller, Juergen; Becker, Martin in Mining, Modeling and Recommending 'Things' in Social Media (2015). (Vol. 8940) 1--20.
    • hettinger2015genre.pdf
      Genre classification on German novels. Hettinger, Lena; Becker, Martin; Reger, Isabella; Jannidis, Fotis; Hotho, Andreas (2015).
    • p319-becker.pdf
      VizTrails: an information visualization tool for exploring geographic movement trajectories. Becker, Martin; Singer, Philipp; Lemmerich, Florian; Hotho, Andreas; Helic, Denis; Strohmaier, Markus in HT '15 (2015). 319--320.
    • becker2015microtrails.pdf
      MicroTrails: Comparing Hypotheses About Task Selection on a Crowdsourcing Platform. Becker, Martin; Borchert, Kathrin; Hirth, Matthias; Mewes, Hauke; Hotho, Andreas; Tran-Gia, Phuoc in i-KNOW '15 (2015). 10:1--10:8.
    • chp%3A10.1007%2F978-3-319-27433-1_16.pdf
      Photowalking the City: Comparing Hypotheses About Urban Photo Trails on Flickr. Becker, Martin; Singer, Philipp; Lemmerich, Florian; Hotho, Andreas; Helic, Denis; Strohmaier, Markus in Social Informatics: 7th International Conference, SocInfo 2015, Beijing, China, December 9-12, 2015, Proceedings, T. -Y. Liu, Scollon, C. N., Zhu, W. (eds.) (2015). 227--244.

    2014 [ nach oben ]

    • poster-final.pdf
      Subjective vs. Objective Data: Bridging the Gap. Becker, Martin; Hotho, Andreas; Mueller, Juergen; Kibanov, Mark; Atzmueller, Martin; Stumme, Gerd (2014).
    • atzmueller2014ubicon.pdf
      Ubicon and its applications for ubiquitous social computing. Atzmueller, Martin; Becker, Martin; Kibanov, Mark; Scholz, Christoph; Doerfel, Stephan; Hotho, Andreas; Macek, Bjoern-Elmar; Mitzlaff, Folke; Mueller, Juergen; Stumme, Gerd in New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia (2014). 20(1) 53--77.

    2013 [ nach oben ]

    • journal.pone.0081638.pdf
      Awareness and learning in participatory noise sensing. Becker, Martin; Caminiti, Saverio; Fiorella, Donato; Francis, Louise; Gravino, Pietro; Haklay, Mordechai (Muki); Hotho, Andreas; Loreto, Vittorio; Mueller, Juergen; Ricchiuti, Ferdinando; Servedio, Vito D. P.; Sîrbu, Alina; Tria, Francesca in PLOS ONE (2013). 8(12) e81638.
    • p1175.pdf
      A generic platform for ubiquitous and subjective data. Becker, Martin; Mueller, Juergen; Hotho, Andreas; Stumme, Gerd in UbiComp '13 Adjunct (2013). 1175--1182.
    • Paper9.pdf
      Tag Recommendations for SensorFolkSonomies. Mueller, Juergen; Doerfel, Stephan; Becker, Martin; Hotho, Andreas; Stumme, Gerd in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (2013). (Vol. 1066)
    • 432.pdf
      Difference-Based Estimates for Generalization-Aware Subgroup Discovery. Lemmerich, Florian; Becker, Martin; Puppe, Frank in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, H. Blockeel, Kersting, K., Nijssen, S., Zelezný, F. (eds.) (2013). (Vol. 8190) 288-303.

    2012 [ nach oben ]

    • ubicon2012.pdf
      Ubicon: Observing Social and Physical Activities. Atzmueller, Martin; Becker, Martin; Doerfel, Stephan; Kibanov, Mark; Hotho, Andreas; Macek, Björn-Elmar; Mitzlaff, Folke; Mueller, Juergen; Scholz, Christoph; Stumme, Gerd (2012).
    • 20120829_lemmerich_generic-pattern-trees-for-exhaustive-exceptional-model-mining.pdf
      Generic Pattern Trees for Exhaustive Exceptional Model Mining. Lemmerich, Florian; Becker, Martin; Atzmueller, Martin (2012).

    2011 [ nach oben ]

    • 20110713_becker_constraint-based-descriptive-pattern-mining_diplomathesis.pdf
      Constraint Based Descriptive Pattern Mining. Technical Report (Master thesis), Becker, Martin PhD thesis, University of Wuerzburg. (2011).


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