Karsten Steinhaeuser is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2011, and he previously received an M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and a B.S. in Computer Science, both from the University of Notre Dame. His research interests are broadly in data mining and machine learning, in particular the construction and analysis of complex networks with applications in diverse domains including climate, ecology, and social networks.
He is actively involved in shaping an emerging research area called climate informatics, which lies at the intersection of computer science and climate sciences. He co-organizes the IEEE ICDM Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Climate Data and the International Workshop on Climate Informatics, among others, and is engaged in numerous other professional service activities. His work was recognized with the Best Poster Award at the 2009 SIAM Data Mining Doctoral Student Forum as well as being selected for presentation at the NSF-sponsored Doctoral Consortium held in conjunction with the 2010 International Conference on Computational Sustainability.