MSc Manuel Hotz

PhD Student

Areas of Interest

Manuel’s research is located in the area of graph database management and processing. His research interests include effective graph data indexing, efficient graph query processing with a focus on graph traversal queries, integrated machine learning, self-adapting database engines, and new advances in storage hardware.


Manuel studied Information and Computer Science at the University of Konstanz. In 2014, he received a Bachelor's Degree in Information Engineering with a specialization in visual analytics. He acquired a Master's Degree in Computer and Information Science in 2016. In his Master's Thesis, Manuel designed and developed a hybrid storage layer to unify row- and column-oriented table layouts. He received the 'VEUK award' in recognition of academic excellence for one of the best Master's Degrees of 2016. He joined the Database and Information Systems group as a PhD student in late 2016.


Summer 2019

Winter 2018/19

Summer 2018

Winter 2017/18

Summer 2017

Winter 2016/17

  • INF-20210: Database System Architecture and Implementation, TA
  • INF-11700: Concepts of Computer Science, TA
  • INF-12930: Seminar: Advanced Database Management Technology

Summer 2015

Winter 2014/15

  • INF-20210: Database System Architecture and Implementation, Student TA

Summer 2014


  • Manuel Hotz, Theodoros Chondrogiannis, Leonard Wörteler, and Michael Grossniklaus: Experiences with Implementing Landmark Embedding in Neo4jGRADES-NDA@SIGMOD2019, June 2019. [ACM]
  • Philipp Meschenmoser, Norman Meuschke, Manuel Hotz, and Bela Gipp: Scraping Scientific Web Repositories: Challenges and Solutions for Automated Content Extraction. D-Lib Magazine 22(9/10), October 2016.