Maral Dadvar

Research & Institution

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Stuttgart Media University

Wed-based Information Systems and Services

Nobelstrasse 10
70569 Stuttgart


Maral Dadvar is a postdoctoral researcher at the Web-based Information Systems and Services Group at Stuttgart Media University in Germany. She is currently the contextualization team leader in FID-Judaica, a national funded project, which aims to create a specialized knowledge-base for the enrichment of library collections. Her research interests lie in the areas of information retrieval, data integration, and natural language processing while she is also heavily focused on Linked Open Data and social media information analysis.
She received her PhD degree from Human Media Interaction group at University of Twente in the Netherlands. During her PhD she has mostly worked on identification and prevention of online crimes with a special focus on cyberbullying and online trafficking.
Dr. Dadvar obtained her MSc in Advance Computer Science from University of Sheffield in UK, and her BSc in Computer Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus.

Besides her research, she is also involved in other activities toward science impact on society, inclusivity in scientists and science outreach. Dr Dadvar has established the 500 Women in Science Pod in Frankfurt, Germany in 2018 ( and has been the coordinator since.  In the GYA, as the co-lead of the Scientific Excellence working group (2017-2019) she worked on looking into intangible parameters for evaluating one's achievements and excellence. Moreover, she is the Cahir of the Selection Committee, and in 2019 she was elected to the GYA Executive Committee.