I am a PhD student at the eXascale Infolab/University of Fribourg. I received a B.Sc. in Computer Science in Media from Hochschule Furtwangen, Germany, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Fribourg. My master’s thesis won the JAACS best thesis award and the faculty award for the best thesis in theoretical sciences. Throughout the course of my studies, I have completed internships at SAP, Credit Suisse, and Swisscom, working and researching on social, semantic, and streaming data. Previously, I have also worked as a web and graphic designer.


  1. Dingqi Yang, Bin Li, Laura Rettig, and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. “HistoSketch: Fast Similarity-Preserving Sketching of Streaming Histograms with Concept Drift.” In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM’17). New Orleans, USA, 2017. Bibtex Slides PDF
  2. Eugene Wu, Fotis Psallidas, Zhengjie Miao, Haoci Zhang, Laura Rettig, Yifan Wu, and Thibault Sellam. “Combining Design and Performance in a Data Visualization Management System.” In Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR 2017). Santa Cruz, USA, 2017. Bibtex Slides PDF
  3. Laura Rettig, Mourad Khayati, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, and Michal Piorkowski. “Online Anomaly Detection over Big Data Streams.” In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2015, Santa Clara, CA, USA, Oct 27- Nov 01, 2015. Bibtex PDF