Research Assistant / Postdoc Data Science and Services
Key tasks and activities
- Project AQUAS - Automatic Quality Assessment: NLP methods for semantic mapping of life-science texts
- Scientific software development
- Data analysis and interpretation
Having obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy and Ancient History in Hannover and Frankfurt, Eva Seidlmayer went on to complete her PhD with a scholarship from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. Her thesis tackled the topic of contextualized particularism and fundamental universalism, offering a philosophical and historical critique of the competition and complementarity of typical relationships between thought and action. It was published by J.B. Metzler (Springer Nature) in 2018 as a monograph under the title “Über Denken und Handeln. Universalismus und Partikularismus in Stoa, antiker Skepsis und Gegenwart”.
That same year, Eva Seidlmayer completed her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (M.LIS) at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, combining her studies with her work at ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences in Cologne. Her Master’s thesis – “Ontology of digital objects in philosophy. An approach for practical use in research” – was conducted under the supervision of Brigitte Mathiak (University of Cologne) and Philipp Schaer (TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences).
Since December 2022, Eva Seidlmayer has been in charge of the project AQUAS - Automatic Quality Assessment: NLP methods for semantic mapping of life-science texts, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Her work in the project focuses on the enrichment of bibliographic metadata, specifically the identification of publications that comply with the DFG’s principles of good research practice. She is also training a machine-learning model that will automatically determine whether the characteristics of a text are similar to those of publications within the categories of science, popular science or disinformation.
Eva Seidlmayer was awarded a fellowship in 2019/20 through the Open Science Fellows Program run by Wikimedia Deutschland, the Volkswagen Foundation and the Stifterverband initiative.
- 2004 – 2011
Master's degree in Philosophy and Ancient History at the Goethe University Frankfurt (2007-2011) and the Leibniz University Hanover (2004-2007); Master's thesis: "Conceptual Historical Reflections on "Justice" in Sophocles' Antigone and Plato's Gorgias" (1,3) Semester abroad at the Sorbonne IV, Paris
Graduation: Magistra Artium
- 10/2012 – 11/2016
Doctorate in philosophy of antiquity and social philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt (magna cum laude); doctoral scholarship from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation; research stays at the AUC (American University Cairo) Cairo, Egypt (2012) and New School for Social Research New York, USA (2015)
- 2016 – 2018
Master's degree in Library and Information Science at the Cologne University of Technology; Master's thesis "Ontology of digital objects in philosophy. An approach for practical use in research".
Career to date
Research assistant in the working group "History of Science" at the Library Centre for the Humanities (BZG) at the University of Frankfurt
- 10/2016 - 09/2018
Member of the working group "LIVIVO - Search Portal and Information Services" at ZB MED
- since 10/2018
Research associate in the BMBF project "Quantitative analysis of the dynamics of the scientific, economic and social impact of research activities and networks".
- 2019 - 2020
Fellow in the "Free Knowledge" programme of Wikimedia Germany, the Volkswagen Foundation and the Stifterverband