Michaela Kümpel

Research Staff

Tel: –49 -421 218 64021
Fax: –49 -421 218 64047
Room: TAB 1.79
Mail: kording(at)cs[dot]uni-bremen[dot]de

I joined the team of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence in 2017 to pursue my PhD under supervision of Prof. Michael Beetz. I received my Bachelor of Science in Information Systems at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany, and my Master of Science in Management Information Systems at the University of South Florida, US.

My main research interests are
- Web Information Extraction, Knowledge acquisition and processing
- Knowledge Representation using Knowledge Graphs, the Semantic Web, Linked Open Data and connecting it to the KnowRob knowledge processing framework
- AR applications. I am developing HoloLens and Smartphone applications in different environments to showcase the use of web-based knowledge sources
- Machine Learning and Data Mining


  • NonFoodKG - my non-food knowledge graph with API to different ontologies for consumer and robot applications in retail environments
  • Knowledge 4 Retail BMWi project: My focus in this project is the creation of Knowledge Graphs and their interfaces for retail applications
  • EASE DFG CRC: My focus in this project is the connection of robots to Semantic Web sources for household applications


  • Co-supervisor for Bachelor project Shopping 4.0 (WS2020/21)

Supervised Theses

  • Master Thesis of Anna de Groot (collaboration with VU Amsterdam):“Knowledge Graph Enabled Virtual Reality in the Kitchen Domain” (2020)
  • Bachelor Thesis of Maik Daniel Klause:“Evaluation of Linked Data in Cognitive Robot Control for kitchen scenarios” (2021)
  • Bachelor Thesis of Luca Barre:“Ontologie-basierte Sprachauswahl eines AR-Shopping Assistenten” (Ontology-based speech selection in Augmented Reality Shopping Assistance) (2021)


Journal Articles and Book Chapters
[1] Michaela Kümpel, Christian A. Mueller, Michael Beetz, "Semantic Digital Twins for Retail Logistics", Chapter in Dynamics in Logistics: Twenty-Five Years of Interdisciplinary Logistics Research in Bremen, Germany, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 129-153, 2021. [bib] [pdf] [doi]
Conference Papers
[2] Kaviya Dhanabalachandran, Vanessa Hassouna, Maria M. Hedblom, Michaela Kümpel, Nils Leusmann, Michael Beetz, "Cutting Events: Towards Autonomous Plan Adaption by Robotic Agents through Image-Schematic Event Segmentation", In Proceedings of the 11th on Knowledge Capture Conference, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, pp. 25–32, 2021. [bib] [pdf] [doi]
Workshop Papers
[3] Michaela Kümpel, Anna de Groot, Ilaria Tiddi, Michael Beetz, "Using Linked Data to Help Robots Understand Product-related Actions", In JOWO 2020, The Joint Ontology Workshops, vol. 2708, 2020. [bib] [pdf]
Other Publications
[4] Michaela Kümpel, Michael Beetz, "Realizing Trustworthiness in Linked Data Applications Based on Individual Data Source Trust Assessment.", 2021. [bib] [pdf]
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