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Marcel Karnstedt

Dublin, Ireland
Research Scientist


Marcel Karnstedt received his Diploma (M.Sc.) from the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, at the end of 2003. From January 2004 to February 2009 he worked as a research associate and teaching assistant with the Databases & Information Systems Group (head: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Kai-Uwe Sattler) at the Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany. That is where he also successfully completed his Ph.D. (summa cum laude).

In March 2009 he moved to the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). He worked with the Unit for Information Mining and Retrieval (UIMR) and started as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the CLIQUE project on analyzing and visualizing large graphs and networks, specifically social networks and biological networks. Since December 2009 he also holds an adjunct lectureship at NUIG. From November 2010 to October 2013 he had been employed as a Senior Postdoc, mainly responsible for DERI's part of the ROBUST project, an EU-funded international project focusing on risks and opportunities in huge-scale business communities. Further, he actively contributed to the tasks of query processing and sensor mining in the SPITFIRE project on combining the "Internet of Things" with the "Web of Things".

In November 2013, he started a permanent position with Bell Labs in Ireland, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent. He is currently member of the Scalable Data Processing Activity as a part of the IP Platforms Research Program. His main responsibilities revolve around research on large-scale data processing and data management in elastically scalable distributed systems, with a particular focus on the support of massive streaming and graph-based analytics.

Honors and Awards


  • Best paper award at  Third ACM/ICA Web Science Conference, 2011
  • Best paper award at International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and Data Applications (DBKDA), 2010
  • chosen for a special journal issue on "BTW 2009 Best Papers"
  • Most promising students award of the Cantor consultancy 2004


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