He is also co-founder and CTO of Yocoy Technologies GmbH, a spin-off company of the DFKI. Yocoy is developing next generation mobile language and travel guides.
Sven studied physics and computer science at Saarland University from 1989 to 1997 and graduated by receiving a Diplom (MSc). His PhD-Thesis in Computational Linguistics is about “Exploratory Search on Mobile Devices”.
In 2004 he received a Patent: Verfahren zum automatischen Klassifizieren eines Textes durch ein Computersystem (A method for automatically classifying a text by a computer system), number 10210553, Deutsches Patentamt.
Sven has extensive experience in data mining and machine learning, human-computer dialog systems, information extraction, semantic search, big data analytics, question answering and mobile applications of NLP technologies. He has successfully led more than 15 national and international projects in research and industry.
He has broad and in-depth experience of the total cycle of innovation in his expert areas from basic research, to development, to products, and their commercialization.
- SD4M (Smart Data for Mobility) (01.02.2015 – 31.01.2018) (Technical Project Leader) funded by the Smart Data program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi)
- BBDC (Berlin Big Data Comptence Center) (01.10.2014 – 30.09.2017) (Project Leader)
funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
- Fahum (Project Leader)
for refugees coming from Arabic countries. The App is for Android and iOS. It helps them to overcome the language barrier.
- MS Connect (Project Leader)
for people who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis. It is for members of the DMSG only.
- Several smaller and bigger consulting projects.