Philip Hausner

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 14353
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 14351
Office: INF 205, room 1/312 (first floor)
Email: hausner(at)informatik.uni-heidelberg(dot)de
Office hours: By appointment


I studied Applied Computer Science with a minor in Computational Linguistics at Heidelberg University and received my Master's degree in March 2020. During my thesis, I developed a time-centric graph model that can be utilized for exploratory tasks. Since April 2020, I work as a researcher and Ph.D. student at the Institute of Computer Science in the Database Systems Research group of Prof. Dr. Michael Gertz.

A focus of my research is the detection and classification of Dark Patterns, malicious design patterns on websites that aim to influence user decisions in ways that benefit the owner of the website. In this context, I am part of the Dark Pattern Detection Project. More information on the project can be found on .

Reviewing Activities


  • Lectures (Assistant)
    Text Analytics [winter 2020]
    Introduction to Databases [summer 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021]
    C++ Programming Course [winter 2019]
  • Seminars (Co-supervisor)
    Knowledge Graphs and NLP [summer 2021]
    Topics and Trends in Text Analytics
    [summer 2020]
  • Software practicals (supervisor/co-supervisor):
    Information Systems Engineering Project [winter 2020]
    various topics [summer 2020 - present]

Research Interests

  •     Dark Patterns
  •     Information Retrieval / Information Extraction
  •     Data Mining / Text Mining
  •     Natural Language Processing
  •     Temporal information


  • Philip Hausner, and Michael Gertz.
    Dark Patterns in the Interaction with Cookie Banners.
    In: "What Can CHI Do About Dark Patterns?" workshop co-located with the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI 2021. 2021
    [pdf] [arxiv] [workshop] [bibtex]
  • Philip Hausner, Dennis Aumiller, and Michael Gertz.
    TiCCo: Time-Centric Content Exploration.
    In: Mathieu d'Aquin, Stefan Dietze, Claudia Hauff, Edward Curry, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux (eds.), CIKM '20: The 29th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Virtual Event, Ireland, October 19-23, 2020. 2020, 3413–3416
    [online] [acm] [demo] [code] [bibtex]
  • Philip Hausner, Dennis Aumiller, and Michael Gertz.
    Time-centric Exploration of Court Documents.
    In: Ricardo Campos, Alípio Mário Jorge, Adam Jatowt, and Sumit Bhatia (eds.), Proceedings of Text2Story - Third Workshop on Narrative Extraction From Texts co-located with 42nd European Conference on Information Retrieval, Text2Story@ECIR 2020, Lisbon, Portugal, April 14th, 2020 [online only] 2593. 2020, 31–37
    [online] [bibtex]
  • Dennis Aumiller, Satya Almasian, Philip Hausner, and Michael Gertz.
    UniHD@CL-SciSumm 2020: Citation Extraction as Search.
    In: Muthu Kumar Chandrasekaran, Anita de Waard, Guy Feigenblat, Dayne Freitag, Tirthankar Ghosal, Eduard H. Hovy, Petr Knoth, David Konopnicki, Philipp Mayr, Robert M. Patton, and Michal Shmueli-Scheuer (eds.), Proceedings of the First Workshop on Scholarly Document Processing, SDP@EMNLP 2020, Online, November 19, 2020. 2020, 261–269
    [online] [aclweb] [bibtex]
  • Philipp Jung, Philip Hausner, Lukas Pilz, Julien Stern, Christian Euler, Michael Riemer, and Filip Sadlo.
    Tumble-Vortex Core Line Extraction.
    In: Proceedings of SIBGRAPI WVIS. 2017
    [online] [bibtex]