The Smell of Fear

While the physiological response of humans to emotional events or stimuli is well-investigated for many modalities (like EEG, skin resistance, …), surprisingly little is known about the exhalation of so-called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) at quite low concentrations in response to such stimuli. VOCs are molecules of relatively small mass that quickly evaporate or sublimate … Read more

Privacy Defense

User privacy on the internet is an important and unsolved problem. So far, no sufficient and comprehensive solution has been proposed that helps a user to protect his or her privacy while using the internet. Data are collected and assembled by numerous service providers. Solutions so far focused on the side of the service providers … Read more


enviPath is both, a database and a prediction system, for the microbial biotransformation of organic environmental contaminants. The database provides the possibility to store and view experimentally observed biotransformation pathways, and supports annotating pathways with experimental and environmental conditions. The pathway prediction system provides different relative reasoning models to predict likely biotransformation pathways and products. … Read more

BMaD – Boolean Matrix Decomposition

The goal of a Boolean matrix decomposition (BMD) is to represent a given Boolean matrix as a product of two or more Boolean factor matrices. It is a well-known and researched problem with a wide range of applications, e.g. in multi-label classification, clustering, bioinformatics, or pattern mining. The BMaD library is available at Github.

Multi-Label Classification

Multi-label classification targets the prediction of multiple interdependent and non-exclusive binary target variables. Transformation-based algorithms transform the data set such that regular single-label algorithms can be applied to the problem. A special type of transformation-based classifiers are label compression methods, that compress the labels and then mostly use single label classifiers to predict the compressed … Read more

Adversarial Learning

Adversarial learning aims to identify weaknesses in machine learning models. The goal is to identify potential problems that cannot be found using traditional evaluation using test sets. It has been used successfully in a wide range of applications, typically focused on a specific model or domain. In image classification, methods have been developed to fool … Read more

Computational Sustainability

Computational sustainability is an interdisciplinary field of sustainability research, including applied science about the research in sustainable solutions and their implementation. Machine Learning and Data Mining is at the center of this research area linking together diverse application areas such as environmental sciences, atmospheric science, agriculture, or social science.