Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Seidl

Full Professor, Head of Group
Phone:+49-241-80-21900 or 21901 (Ms Rensinghof)
Consultation-hour:Mo, 13 - 14h (Please check our News for latest updates)
Room:6321 (Anmeldung 6320)
Publications: 317 entries

Fields of activity


Since Jan 2015, I am head of the Department of Computer Science (Sprecher der Fachgruppe Informatik). I was chair of the Examination Board of Computer Science (Vorsitzender des Prüfungsausschuss Informatik) from April 2012 to December 2014.

Research Topics - Forschungsgebiete

  • Data Mining: Subspace Clustering, Outlier Detection, Stream Data Mining, Anytime Mining Algorithms, Visual Data Mining.
  • Database Technology: Similarity Search, Content-based Multimedia Retrieval, Relational Indexing, Energy Efficiency in Mobile Databases.

Organization of Scientific Events

  • BTW 2015, Hamburg, Germany (PC chair)
  • LWA 2014, Aachen, Germany (general chair)
  • KDML at LWA 2013, Bamberg, Germany (PC co-chair)
  • SSTD 2013, Munich, Germany (publicity co-chair)
  • MultiClust at SDM 2012, Anaheim, California (co-organizer)
  • MultiClust at ECML PKDD 2011, Athens, Greece (co-organizer)
  • SSTD 2009, Aalborg, Denmark (PC co-chair)
  • BTW 2007, Aachen, Germany (general co-chair)
  • NiLOP at NiSIS 2007, St. Julians, Malta (co-organizer)

Memberships in Program Committees (peer reviews for full papers)

Reviewing for journals


Further Memberships


Miscellaneous (degrees, former affiliations, etc.)


Short Bio

Thomas Seidl is a professor for computer science and head of the data management and data exploration group at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. His research interests include data mining and database technology for multimedia and spatio-temporal databases in engineering, communication and life science applications. Prof. Seidl received his Diplom (MSc) in 1992 from TU Muenchen and his PhD (1997) and venia legendi (2001) from LMU Muenchen.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2002-, RWTH Aachen University: Full professor and head of the new Department for Computer Science 9 (Data Management and Data Exploration).
  • 2001-2002, University of Constance: Substitute professor and head of the Department for Databases, Data Mining and Visualization.
  • 2001, University of Augsburg: Guest lecturer at the Department of Computer Science.
  • 1998-2002, University of Munich (LMU): Assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science with Prof. Kriegel (Database Group); Venia legendi for Computer Science in 2001.
  • 1993-1998, University of Munich (LMU): Research and teaching assistant at the Department of Computer Science with Prof. Kriegel (Database Group); Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in 1997.
  • 1987-1992, Technische Universität München (TUM): Study of Computer Science, MS thesis in databases with Prof. Bayer; Diplom (MSc) in 1992.

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