I am an enthusiastic computer scientist from Lüdenscheid and work as a PhD student and research associate in the Semantic Computing Group at the Center for Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University. My research as part of the SAIL project ("SustAInable Life-cycle of Intelligent Socio-Technical Systems") deals with issues in the area of Natural Language Processing. In particular, I am working on question answering from healthcare fora.

I graduated from TU Dortmund University with a Master of Science with honours in Computer Science (minor in German Studies) in March 2023. A short CV can be found at "about me".

I am always happy to exchange ideas with other researchers and like-minded people, whether for networking, possible collaborations, or discussing technical or other topics.

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About me

Curriculum Vitae

Hobbies and Volunteer Work


  • Since 2015
    2015-2016 participant of the annual events of Jugend hackt under the motto "Make the world a better place with code", since 2017 support as mentor
  • Playing the piano since 2004 and the guitar since 2013



A list of publications that I have contributed to:
  • Witte, Christian*, David M. Schmidt*, and Philipp Cimiano. "Comparing Generative and Extractive Approaches to Information Extraction from Abstracts Describing Randomized Clinical Trials". Journal of Biomedical Semantics 15, no. 1 (23 April 2024): 3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13326-024-00305-2.
  • Jasper, Marc, Maximilian Schlüter, David Schmidt, and Bernhard Steffen. "Every Component Matters: Generating Parallel Verification Benchmarks with Hardness Guarantees." In Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation: Tools and Trends, 242–63. Springer International Publishing, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83723-5_16.
  • Howar, Falk, Marc Jasper, Malte Mues, David Schmidt, and Bernhard Steffen. "The RERS Challenge: Towards Controllable and Scalable Benchmark Synthesis." International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer, June 24, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10009-021-00617-z.
* = Equal contribution to the publication

Articles and Reports (German)


I am always happy to get in contact with other enthusiastic and like-minded people. I can be reached best by an E-Mail to contact [at] davidmschmidt.de

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CITEC 2-310
Cognitive Interaction Technology Center (CITEC)
Universität Bielefeld
Inspiration 1
33619 Bielefeld

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David M. Schmidt
Cognitive Interaction Technology Center (CITEC)
Universität Bielefeld
Inspiration 1
33619 Bielefeld