Markus Reiter-Haas

University Assistant
@Graz University of Technology

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Markus Reiter-Haas is a researcher at Graz University of Technology. He is part of the Recommender Systems and Social Computing Lab at the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science. His thesis focuses on polarization and framing in online media using computational models grounded in social science theories. His research interests include contextualized embeddings and semantic representations in natural language processing, with a focus on the Transformer architecture. He has a background in information retrieval in the industry, where he was responsible for the deep-learning recommender system of a job platform. He published in international renowned venues such as RecSys, ICWSM, and SSCR. Likewise, he supports the scientific community by providing reviewing services to the top conferences in the field of computer science, such as WWW, SIGIR, and ACL.


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A very brief summary of his background (e.g., his education and experiene in data science) is also provided below.


Displays ORCID record. Current focus on applying Transformer models for Text Understanding.

PhD Project

He is part of a research group that deals with polarization in public opinion.

PhD Thesis

His thesis deals with computational framing analysis.


Currently teaching Advanced Information Retrieval.


List of other relevant materials, such as scientific presentations and posters for conferences.

Blog Posts

Currently Blogging a critical reflection on LLMs in light of Transformer models.

Very Short CV


  • Doctorate in Computer Science
    Technische Universität Graz (2020 – ongoing)
    Polarization in Public Opinion

  • Master in Computer Science
    Technische Universität Graz (2017 – 2020)
    Main Specialization: Knowledge Technologies
    Secondary Specialization: Multimedia Information Systems
    Passed with distinction

  • Bachelor in Computer Science
    Technische Universität Graz (2012 – 2017)
    Passed with distinction

  • Technical College in Computer Science
    HTBLA Kaindorf an der Sulm (2006 – 2011)
    Passed with distinction


  • University Assistant (2020 – Present)
    Technische Universität Graz
    Research Focus: NLP in SocialSystems

  • Data Scientist (2017-2020)
    Moshbit GmbH (Talto - Talents of Tomorrow)
    Research on deeplearning for job recommenders