Prof. Dr. Bela Gipp2024-04-15T20:39:09+02:00

Prof. Dr. Bela Gipp

Professor for Scientific Information Analytics

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Prof. Bela Gipp (Dr.-Ing.) holds the chair for Scientific Information Analytics at the University of Göttingen, Germany. His research interests lie at the intersection of Information Science and Data Science. His group’s research focuses on developing and applying Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques and methods for retrieving, analyzing, and visualizing information in large datasets. The implications of blockchain technology – for the benefit of both industry and society – is another research domain that Bela is passionate about.

Previously, Bela was full professor at the University of Wuppertal, where he held the chair for Data & Knowledge Engineering from 2018 to 2022. Before that, Bela served as junior professor at the University of Konstanz, where he led the Information Science Group from 2015 to 2018. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science (summa cum laude) at the University of Magdeburg in 2013. He conducted the majority of his doctoral research abroad, while on a 4-year research scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley. While at UC Berkeley, he also made use of the proximity to the Silicon Valley to found the tech start-up SciPlore and co-found Docear. After his Ph.D., he received postdoctoral research fellowships at U.C. Berkeley and at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo.

In his youth, Bela participated in Jugend Forscht, Germany’s premier youth science competition. After winning 1st place at the state-level competition three times, he was honored by the German Chancellor and Germany’s Federal President. Scholarships allowed him to study semesters abroad in Sydney, Beijing, Staffordshire and at UC Berkeley. Today, he is involved as a jury member and mentor for Jugend Forscht.

Bela has published over 150 peer-reviewed conference papers and journal articles, in addition to three books and several patents. He has a h-index of 45. Currently, he is the head of these DFG-funded projects and is a member of the DFG Graduate School 2196 Dokument – Text – Edition. He has secured over 5 million EUR in third-party funding and venture capital investments for his research thus far. Additionally, he maintains active research collaborations with industry. For example, he founded and is the acting CIO of the OriginStamp AG based in Switzerland.

Bela serves as a board member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Machine Learning and Data Analytics. He is also on the board of the University Association for Information Science, and is a member of the scientific advisory board for the DAAD Program offering International Research Stays for Computer Scientists. In his spare time, Bela enjoys photography, designing, building and flying innovative drones and loves to paraglide in the Alps.


Prof. Dr. Bela Gipp

Papendiek 14
37073 Göttingen

Office: SUB Historic Building 0.212

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Since April 2022

Full Professor (W3) for Scientific Information Analytics
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

2018 – 2022

Full Professor (W3) for Data & Knowledge Engineering
Bergische University of Wuppertal, Germany

2015 – 2018

Junior Professor (W1)
Head of the Information Science Group

University of Konstanz, Germany

2014 – 2015

National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan

2013 – 2014

University of California (UC) Berkeley, USA

2009 – 2013

Research Fellowship
UC Berkeley, School of Information & Department of Statistics, USA

Ph.D. defense in 2013 at the University of Magdeburg, Germany


Research cooperation with Human Bios International AG on blockchain-based security technologies

The Human Bios International AG is announcing a research cooperation with our group to explore the use of blockchain technology for security applications. In the scope of the cooperation, Human Bios is providing research stipends for up to four PhD positions within [...]

Talk at the department of computer science at the TUM Research Center Garching

Bela Gipp will give a talk on “Building Applications on the Blockchain of Crypto Currencies”, at the Department of Computer Science, TUM Forschungszentrum Garching on November 5th, 2016, at 11:00 in lecture hall #2. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Media coverage of our CitePlag research

Several media outlets recently covered our research on Plagiarism Prevention and Detection and our prototype system CitePlag. Articles appeared in the national daily newspaper "Die Welt" and the regional daily newspaper "Schwäbische Zeitung". The national public radio broadcaster "Deutschlandradio" covered CitePlag on their website and [...]

Bela’s Jugend forscht project “GSM-Schutzengel” critically discussed in the media

This article, which discusses a "Jugend forscht" project I did more than 10 years ago, originally appeared on Permission of reposting was given. Vorratsdatenspeicherung von Autos: Ab nächstem Jahr durch eCall-System verpflichtend – äh „freiwillig“ von Andre Meister am 03. Juni [...]

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