Hi, I’m Sven!

I am a PhD candidate in computational linguistics at the University of Jena. In my doctoral research, advised by Prof. Udo Hahn, I try building computational models that understand emotion in language.

I was a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), and an applied science intern at Amazon Alexa where I was accelerating transformer models for Web-scale question answering. Weirdly enough, my background used to be in German and Sociology.

I submitted my PhD thesis in February 2022, so stay tuned for major updates! 🙃