Hazar Harmouch, PhD.

Postdoctoral Researcher at Hasso-Plattner-Institut | Universität Potsdam



Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße 2-3

D-14482 Potsdam


+49 331 5509 1380

I am a member of the Information Systems Group led by Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann at the Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam. My research focus is on the field of data quality for and with machine learning. During my doctoral research, I worked in the field of data profiling with the aim of developing algorithms for efficiently processing and analyzing large volumes of data.

Beyond my research, I am also interested in keeping up with the latest developments in machine learning, data management, and integration. I am also constantly looking for new collaboration opportunities! Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking and training.

Research interests

  • Data quality for AI (fairness, non-discrimination, privacy)
  • Data profiling, integration and cleaning
  • Data mining and machine learning
  • Similarity search


Jul 18, 2023 On 1st of November, I will start as an assitant professor at the univeristy of Amesterdam - INDE Lab .
Apr 6, 2023 I will serve as a Program Committee member for the database track of LWDA 2023.
Feb 9, 2023 Co-organizing QDB workshop at VLDB 2023
Nov 2, 2022 I am speaking about our KITQAR project at the first AI Quality summit-Frankfurt am Main.
Oct 31, 2022 I will serve as a Program Committee member of the DBML Workshop at ICDE 2023.
May 9, 2022 I will serve as a Demo Program Committee member at BTW 2023.
Dec 13, 2021 I will serve as a Program Committee member of the DBML Workshop at ICDE 2022
Nov 8, 2021 An article about our project "sales comparision approach"
Feb 16, 2021 I will serve as a Program Committee member at SIGMOD 2022.
Feb 12, 2021 Papers accepted at ICDE 2021
Aug 17, 2020 I defended my PhD and officailly Frau Dr. Harmouch! :sparkles: :sunglasses:
Jul 9, 2020 I will serve as a Demo Program Committee member at BTW 2021.
Mar 4, 2020 After four years of hard work, I handed in my PhD. thesis today:tada: I am going to stay at HPI as a Postdoc with Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann.
Aug 9, 2019 Papers accepted at CIKM 2019
Mar 16, 2018 Metanome data profiling platform wins a prize
Mar 16, 2018 Paper marked as reproducible by pVLDB Reproducibility Committee
Mar 16, 2018 Papers accepted at VLDB 2018
Nov 15, 2017 Experimental survey accepted at VLDB 2018
Jun 22, 2016 Article published in the IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin journal
Oct 1, 2015 I started my PhD. studies at HPI, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann.

Selected publications

  1. Relational Header Discovery using Similarity Search in a Table Corpus.
    Hazar Harmouch, Thorsten Papenbrock, and Felix Naumann
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) 2021
  2. Single-column data profiling
    Hazar Harmouch