Timo Spinde

Doctoral Researcher

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After finishing a double bachelor’s degree in ”Internet Computing” (Computer Science) and “Media and Communications”, I followed up on my research interest in data science and data driven journalism by pursuing a master’s degree in ”Social and Economic Data Analysis”. I recently started my own project called ”CitizenData”, a platform for crowdsourcing structured data, which will also be a (small) part of my PhD. Mainly, I focus on news analysis and am working on a system to automatically detect media bias.


My research interests are:

  • Media bias analysis
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Network Analysis


Below you can find examples of potential student projects.
If a project interests you, simply send me an email. To see all courses of our group, visit our Students Corner.

Project description for my collaboration with Akiko Aizawa at NII


Timo Spinde

Data & Knowledge Engineering Group

University of Konstanz
Dept. of Computer and Information Science
Building Z, Room 725
Box 76, 78457 Konstanz, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)7531 88 4805


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01/2020 – present

Doctoral Researcher
Bergische Universität Wuppertal

10/2016 – 02/2019

Social and Economic Data Analysis, M.Sc.
University of Konstanz

10/2018 – 02/2019

Visiting Researcher
Technion Haifa & University of Haifa, Israel

04/2016 – 08/2016

Data Scientist (Internship)
Celonis Ltd., München

10/2012 – 02/2019

Scholarship Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung
Journalism support program

04/2012 – 12/2015

Media and Communications, B.A., and Internet Computing, B.Sc.
University of Passau


  • T. Spinde, F. Hamborg, A. Becerra, K. Donnay, and B. Gipp, “Enabling News Consumers to View and Understand Biased News Coverage: A Study on the Perception and Visualization of Media Bias,” in Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), 2020. PDF
  • T. Spinde, F. Hamborg, and B. Gipp, “An Integrated Approach to Detect Media Bias in German News Articles,” in Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), 2020. PDF
  • T. Spinde, F. Hamborg, and B. Gipp, “Media Bias in German News Articles : A Combined Approach,” in Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on News Recommendation and Analytics (INRA), 2020. PDF