Johannes Kiesel

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Bauhausstraße 11 · Room 109
99423 Weimar, Germany

Email: johannes.kiesel[at]
Phone: +49 (0)3643 - 58 3720
Twitter: @KieselJohannes
ORCID: 0000-0002-1617-6508

Short Curriculum Vitae

I studied computer science at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. I then joined the Webis group as a PhD student in 2014 after successfully defending my master thesis.

Professional Activities

My main areas of interest are conversational search and web archives. I'm the main developer of publicly available tools for web archiving, web page content extraction, historical IP geolocation, and collecting human annotations. I have been the main responsible person for the SemEval/PAN 2019 Task for Hyperpartisan News Detection.

At the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, I have served as member of the search committee for the professorship Intelligent Software Systems (2015). I have been repeatedly teaching assistant for the lectures Search Algorithms (2014), Databases (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), and Web Technology (foundations: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). I mentored several student theses and supervised student projects on "Big Data and Cryptography" (2014), "Linking Discussions", "Advanced Web Search Methods" (2015), "Search by Voice", "Interactive Argument Search" (2017), "Large-scale Web Archiving and Analysis", "Voice-based Argument Search" (2018), and "Conversational News" (2019).

I have served on the program committees of CHI (2019) and on the Web Conference alternate track on Journalism, Misinformation, and Fact Checking (2018).