PromotionsCAFÉ Copyright: Martin Braun

The PromotionsCafé is an initiative executed by the Fachgruppe Informatik and the UnRAVeL research training group. The goal surrounding the PromotionsCafé is to inform and discuss about themes and problematics, which trespass the normal limits of the academic sector, for instance career management, career opportunities, gender and much more. All doctoral candidates are very welcome to participate in the PromotionsCafé.


What is the PromotionsCafé?

The PromotionsCafé is an initiative by the Department of Computer Science which seeks to provide a platform for doctoral candidates at the department. It was created in the context of the AlgoSyn graduate school, headed by Professor Wolfgang Thomas, and has recently been further expanded as an independent institution under the coordination of Ms. Helen Bolke-Hermanns.

What are the Aims of the PromotionsCafé?

The PromotionsCafé is a platform for doctoral candidates to discuss matters beyond the everyday academic activities, such as career planning, job opportunities, as well as gender-related and other topics.

If you have any suggestions for topics to discuss, please write an email to Ms. Bolke-Hermanns.

Who can Participate?

All doctoral candidates at the department are invited to participate in the PromotionsCafé.



Date: 1.22.2020 3:00-4:30 pm 

Informatikzentrum: Raum 9220, E3, Ahornstraße 55, 52074 Aachen

(The Talk will be held in english)

  PromotionsCafé Meine erste Steuererklärung Copyright: UnRAVeL

Social networks are often governed by mechanisms such as preferential attachment and homophily. While these mechanisms can have useful effects for the resilience of social networks, they also have the potential to be detrimental to minorities. In this talk we will explore the role of homophily in (i) representing minorities and (ii) explaining perception biases in social networks.

  • How visible are minorities in social networks?
  • Does homophily influence visibility of minorities in social networks and if so, how?
  • How can filter bubbles or majority illusions emerge in social networks?

All doctoral candidates are cordially invited to attend!

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