Satya Almasian

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 14353
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 14351
Office: INF 205, room 1/333 (first floor)

Office hours during semester:  by appointment



I studied Scientific Computing with the minor of Computational Linguistics at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg and finished my Master of Science in December 2018. In my master thesis, I work on word and named entity embeddings. Since January 2019 I am working as a researcher and PhD student at the Institute of Computer Science in the Database Systems Research group of Prof. Dr. Michael Gertz. 

Research Interests

  •     Machine Learning
  •     Deep Learning 
  •     Natural Language Processing 
  •     Network Analysis 
  •     Information Retrieval 
  •     Data Mining 


  • Satya Almasian, Dennis Aumiller, and Michael Gertz.
    Time for some German? Pre-Training a Transformer-based Temporal Tagger for German.
    In: Ricardo Campos, Alípio Mário Jorge, Adam Jatowt, Sumit Bhatia, and Marina Litvak (eds.), Proceedings of Text2Story - Fifth Workshop on Narrative Extraction From Texts co-located with 44nd European Conference on Information Retrieval, Text2Story@ECIR 2022, Stavanger, Norway, April 10th, 2022 TBD. 2022, TBD
    [online] [code]
  • Dennis Aumiller, Satya Almasian, David Pohl, and Michael Gertz.
    Online DATEing: A Web Interface for Temporal Annotations.
    In: Enrique Amigó, Pablo Castells, Julio Gonzalo, Ben Carterette, J. Shane Culpepper, and Gabriella Kazai (eds.), SIGIR '22: The 45th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Madrid, Spain, July 11 - 15, 2022. 2022, 3289–3294
    [online] [code] [DOI:10.1145/3477495.3531670]
  • Dennis Aumiller, Satya Almasian, Sebastian Lackner, and Michael Gertz.
    Structural Text Segmentation of Legal Documents.
    In: Eighteenth International Conference for Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL'21), June 21–25, 2021, Sāo Paulo, Brazil. 2021
    [pdf] [code] [DOI:10.1145/3462757.3466085]
  • Dennis Aumiller, Satya Almasian, Philip Hausner, and Michael Gertz.
    UniHD@CL-SciSumm 2020: Citation Extraction as Search.
    In: Muthu Kumar Chandrasekaran, Anita de Waard, Guy Feigenblat, Dayne Freitag, Tirthankar Ghosal, Eduard H. Hovy, Petr Knoth, David Konopnicki, Philipp Mayr, Robert M. Patton, and Michal Shmueli-Scheuer (eds.), Proceedings of the First Workshop on Scholarly Document Processing, SDP@EMNLP 2020, Online, November 19, 2020. 2020, 261–269
    [online] [aclweb] [bibtex]
  • Satya Almasian, Andreas Spitz, and Michael Gertz.
    Word Embeddings for Entity-Annotated Texts.
    In: Advances in Information Retrieval - 41st European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2019, Cologne, Germany, April 14-18, 2019, Proceedings, Part I. 2019, 307–322
    [pdf] [code] [slides] [DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-15712-8_20] [bibtex]
  • Andreas Spitz, Satya Almasian, and Michael Gertz.
    TopExNet: Entity-centric Network Topic Exploration in News Streams.
    In: Proceedings of the Twelfth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM'19), Melbourne, VIC, Australia, February 11-15. 2019
    [pdf] [acm] [demo]
  • Andreas Spitz, Satya Almasian, and Michael Gertz.
    EVELIN: Exploration of Event and Entity Links in Implicit Networks.
    In: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW '17) Companion, Perth, Australia, April 3-7. 2017, 273–277
    [pdf] [acm] [bibtex] [poster] [demo]