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Deep Data Lab

Hasso Plattner Institute / University of Potsdam

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, NJ




Welcome to the home page of the Deep Data Lab at the Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, and Rutgers University. We develop novel algorithms to dive deep into data and make sense of it, in the areas of machine learning, natural language processing, data mining, information retrieval, and Big Data.

Our work has received funding from a number of sources, including NSFC, DARPA, Samsung, Google (Woman Techmaker/Anita Borg), Adobe, CSC, DAAD, et al.

This lab was previously known as the Web Mining and Language Technology group at Tsinghua University.

New: As of 2021-05, parts of the group are based at Rutgers, but new hires are being made only at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut / University of Potsdam in Germany, where Gerard de Melo has accepted a new professorship.

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Team Members


Administrative Staff

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Doctoral Candidates

PhD Alumni

Former Visiting Scholars


Projects and Downloads
Our team has developed a number of resources for natural language processing and AI, many of which are available for download.
Source Code
We have published the source code for a number of different research projects. Follow the link for a list of available code bases.
Our research is published in top-tier venues, most of which provide open access.
© 2021 Gerard de Melo