Thomas Low

Dipl.-Inform. Thomas Low

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Faculty of Computer Science
Institut für Technische und Betriebliche Informationssysteme (ITI)
Universitätsplatz 2, 39106, Magdeburg, G29-118

Research Topics:

  • Machine Learning
  • Curse of Dimensionality
  • Information structuring and organization

Current Projects:

  • Development of GLUE, a software that simplifies communication between local and remote services
  • Development of a software architecture for searching heterogenous data (local and remote)
  • Development of a research tool in coorperation with Volkswagen
  • Solution Centre for Image Guided Local Therapies, STIMULATE

Past Work:

  • Gesture recognition in cooperation with MMIS Rostock
  • Logfile analysis of children appropriate search engines in coorporation with the German Youth Institute, DJI
  • Logfile analysis of webshops in coorporation with Omikron


    2010     Diploma thesis about "Local Forecasting of the Entry and Exit Points of a Satellite into the Van Allen Radiation Belts" after an intership at the ESOC in Darmstadt
2009 Internship at CERN, writing a monitoring tool for the computing grid which analyses the data of the Large Hadron Collider
2005 Beginning of my computer science study in Magdeburg



Towards combining search and exploration - escaping the filter bubble through map-based exploration

Low, Thomas; Nürnberger, Andreas

In: Magdeburg: Universitätsbibliothek, Dissertation Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Fakultät für Informatik 2022, 1 Online-Ressource (xii, 210 Seiten, 11,88 MB) [Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 173-189][Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 173-189]


Book chapter

The ISMIR explorer - a visual interface for exploring 20 years of ISMIR publications

Low, Thomas; Hentschel, Christian; Polley, Sayantan; Das, Anustup; Sack, Harald; Nürnberger, Andreas; Stober, Sebastian

In: ISMIR 2019 - International Society for Music Information Retrieval ; Flexer, Arthur, S. 754-760 [Konferenz: 20th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, ISMIR 2019, Delft, The Netherlands, November 4 - 8, 2019]


Book chapter

Exploration of web search results based on the formal concept analysis

Butka, Peter; Low, Thomas; Kotzyba, Michael; Haun, Stefan; Nürnberger, Andreas

In: Semantic Keyword-Based Search on Structured Data Sources - Cham : Springer International Publishing ; Szymański, Julian . - 2018, S. 123-135 - (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 10546) [Konferenz: 3rd International KEYSTONE Conference, IKC 2017, Gdańsk, Poland, September 11-12, 2017]


Book chapter

Exploring large movie collections - comparing visual berrypicking and traditional browsing

Low, Thomas; Hentschel, Christian; Stober, Sebastian; Sack, Harald; Nürnberger, Andreas

In: MultiMedia Modeling - Cham : Springer . - 2017, S. 198-208 [Kongress: 23rd International Conference, MMM 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland, January 4-6, 2017]

Book chapter

Towards identifying user intentions in exploratory search using gaze and pupil tracking

Low, Thomas; Bubalo, Nikola; Gossen, Tatiana; Kotzyba, Michael; Brechmann, André; Huckauf, Anke; Nürnberger, Andreas

In: Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval - New York, NY : ACM, Association for Computing Machinery, S. 273-276 [Kongress: 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval : Oslo, Norway, March 07 - 11, 2017]


Book chapter

Ontology-supported exploratory search for physical training exercises

Kotzyba, Michael; Ponomaryov, Denis; Low, Thomas; Thiel, Marcus; Glimm, Birte; Nürnberger, Andreas

In: CEUR workshop proceedings - Aachen, Germany : RWTH Aachen, Bd. 1486 (2015), insges. 4 S. Kongress: ISWC-P&D 2015 Bethlehem, PA, USA 2015.10.01

Article in conference proceedings

A framework for FCA-based exploratory web search

Butka, Peter; Low, Thomas; Kotzyba, Michael; Haun, Stefan; Nürnberger, Andreas

In: Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Companion-Technology (ISCT 2015), S. 131-136 Kongress: International Symposium on Companion-Technology, ISCT 1 Ulm 2015.09.23-25


Book chapter

Visual berrypicking in large image collections

Low, Thomas; Hentschel, Christian; Stober, Sebastian; Sack, Harald; Nürnberger, Andreas

In: Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: fun, fast, foundational: Helsinki, Finland - October 26 - 30, 2014 - New York, NY: ACM, S. 1043-1046


Book chapter

Incremental visualization of growing music collections

Stober, Sebastian; Low, Thomas; Gossen, Tatiana; Nürnberger, Andreas

In: Proceedings of the 14th International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR): November 4th-8th, Curitiba, Brazil /ed. by Alceu de Souza Britto ... - ISMIR; Souza Britto, Alceu . - 2013, S. 433-438Kongress: ISMIR 2013 14 (Curitiba, Brazil : 2013.11.04-08)

Book chapter

The hubness phenomenon - fact or artifact?

Low, Thomas; Borgelt, Christian; Stober, Sebastian; Nürnberger, Andreas

In: Towards Advanced Data Analysis by Combining Soft Computing and Statistics / Borgelt , Christian - Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer ; Borgelt, Christian . - 2013, S. 267-278 - (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing; 285)


Book chapter

Gesture spotting for controlling a mobile assistance system for service and maintenance

Hein, Albert; Low, Thomas; Hensch, Maximilian; Kirste, Thomas; Nürnberger, Andreas

In: Informatik 2012. - Bonn : GI - (GI-Edition lecture notes in informatics)Kongress: Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik; 42 (Braunschweig) : 2012.09.16-21


Book chapter

What are the real differences of children's and adults' web search

Gossen, Tatiana; Low, Thomas; Nürnberger, Andreas

In: SIGIR 2011. - New York, NY : ACM, S. 1115-1116Kongress: ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval; 34 (Beijing, China) : 2011.07.25-29


Winter Term 2015/2016

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Winter Term 2014/2015

Summer Term 2014

Winter Term 2013/2014

Summer Term 2013

Winter Term 2012/2013

Summer Term 2012

Winter Term 2011/2012

Summer Term 2011

Winter Term 2010/2011

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