Student Assistants

SUMA-Kongress 2015 Vorbereitung

are a crucial part of the team. The responsibilities range from web design to event planning. However, brewing coffee and photocopying are also part of the job.

Sebastian Schultheiß, B.A.

Main parts of his job are to support the research team by doing scientific research, preparing data from studies and contributing to organise events like the annual SUMA Congress.
Sebastian is currently studying the Master’s programme Information, Media, Library. He received his B.A. degree in Library and Information Science in 2016 from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Before that, he did an apprenticeship as a Specialist in Media and Information Services at the German National Library of Economics (ZBW).

Nico Lakiewicz

is responsible for analyzing as well as the evaluation of data provided by this project using the analytic platform KNIME. As a student assistant he also is responsible for minor tasks.

Currently he is in the 6th semester of his library and information science studies and writing his bachelor theses.

Sven Konstantin

is an undergraduate student and has been working as a student assistant since the first semester. After Sebastian Sünkler, he is the responsible person for the website He also takes care of the course materials for the University’s online learning platform, as well as general office duties. Recently he has also been responsible for the creation of Information Retrieval explainer videos.

Tobias Splett

is also responsible to create explainer videos for Information Retrival topics. As of this Semester, the explainer video Project is part of the Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU). The project focuses on making course material available for the general public.

Former Student Assistants

Alexandra Linhart

In her two and a half years as student assistant Alexandra supported the
team in multiple projects with preparation of data for analysis and
research for different subjects. She also prepared a state-of-the-art
report on automatic topic identification in digital documents for a
research project application. Additionally she helped to organize the
SUMA-Congress and contributed to the website She left
the team in 2016, when she graduated as M.A. in Information, Media and
Library studies.

Markus Günther

Markus Günther joined the team in 2015 when he was a master’s student. His main job was to support an application for third party funds for a research project concerning news aggregators. That meant the research and identification of relevant literature, the processing and structuring of already existing approaches regarding the topic, and the creation of a temporary project plan. Markus graduated in the same year.

Emmy Le, B.A.

Emmy Le

In her short period at the Hamburg University of Applied Science and as a part of the team, Emmy Le’s work has concentrated on the Relevance Asessment Tool (RAT). Her task is to create a new outline for an intuitive user interface.
In september 2015 she moved to Hamburg after finishing her basic study in Media Education and Literacy – Audiovisual Culture and Communication at the Faculty of Human Science at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.



Jenny Krieger

Jenny Krieger startet as student assistant in 2014 and was instrumental in helping to create the Searchlab. She was also responsible for the organization of events like the SUMA-Kongress and SWIF-Workshop. That is among all the other office related tasks, where she helped create processes still in place today.