p_ravivanpongPloyplearn Ravivanpong (Gib)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus Süd
Institute of Telematics
Chair for Pervasive Computing Systems / TECO
Vincenz-Prießnitz-Straße 1
76131 Karlsruhe
Building 07.07, Room : 202
email: ravivanpong(at)teco.edu

Short CV

2018 – present PhD Candidate
2017 – present Researcher at TECO
2016 – 2017 Pricing Analyst at GFKL Financial Services GmbH (Part of Lowell Group)
2014 Graduation with Master (MSc) of Economics Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2011 Graduation with Bachelor (BSc) of Economics at University of Mannheim
2008 Graduation with Bachelor (BSc) of Electrical Engineering at University of Applied Science Mannheim


2017 – present Data Scientist @ Smart Data Solution Center (SDSC-BW) – Smart Data Analytics for Small and Medium Enterprises
06/2022 – 03/2023 STARTUP RADAR in cooperation with Linknovate as part of EUHubs4Data Experiment
09/2021 – 01/2022 LatentAgeI4Wafer in cooperation with GlobalFoundries as part of SDI-C program
07/2019 – 07/2020 Risk Management 4.0 in cooperation with DWS Group as part of SDIL & SDI-C program

Research Interests

  • Causal inference, especially causal discovery
  • Combining causal discovery from quantitative data and causality extraction from text
  • Text mining for economic policy and project evaluations
  • Application of data mining and machine learning in economics and finance
  • Financial network analysis


  • Praktikum Smart Data Analytics

Supervised Theses


  •  Investigating Combining Quantitative and Textual Causal Knowledge in Learning Causal Structure


Causal Inference

  • Evaluation and Comparison of Causal Discovery Algorithms
  • Accelerating PCMCI for Large Timeseries
  • Inferring Causal Relations between Extreme Events (Co-supervised with Dr. Dominik Janzing)
  • A Structured Review of Machine Learning Estimators of Causal Effects (in cooperation with inovex)
  • Automatische Auswahl von maschinellen Lernverfahren für kausale Inferenz

Text analytics

  • Document-Level Causality Extraction for Impact Evaluation
  • NLP Methods to Identify Carbon Abatement Investments and the Impact of Carbon Prices ((in cooperation with ICIS)
  • nywspaper – ML for News Comparison
  • A Voting-Based Approach for Unsupervised Expert Recommendation on Bibliographic Data
  • Development of an NLP process for the automated extraction of requirements from different sources based on a textual product idea Similarity Matrix Learning for Text Classification (in cooperation with FZI)
  • Text Mining Tool for Literature Survey on Data Mining Applications in Finance and Economics
  • TxT-Fresh – Automatisches Feature-Extraction-Modul für die Textanalyse (co-supervising with Dr. Ngo)

Machine Learning

  • Subsequence Time Series Clustering – a Review
  • Predictive maintenance at risk: A churner warning system (in cooperation with SAP)
  • Will They Block Each Other? A ‘block’ Prediction System for Live Chat (co-supervising with Dr. Ngo)
  • Konzeption eines regelunterstützten, interaktiven Annotationssystems zur Klassifikation kritischer Geschäftsobjekte (in cooperation with SAP)

Past Seminar Topics

Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Technologies Seminar

  • Structure Learning
  • Review of Causal Forests
  • Correlation vs. Causality
  • Literature Survey on Data Mining Techniques in Economics
  • Basics of Expert Systems

Designing and Conducting Experimental Studies Seminar

  • Bedeutung von Machine-Learning in der Volkswirtschaftslehre – Expert Interviews


Towards Extracting Causal Graph Structures from Trade Data and Smart Financial Portfolio Risk Management
Ravivanpong, P.; Riedel, T.; Stock, P.
2022. EDBT/ICDT-WS 2022: Proceedings of the Workshops of the EDBT/ICDT 2022 Joint Conference ; Edinburgh, UK, March 29, 2022. Ed.: M. Ramanath, CEUR-WS.org VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Correction to: Examining the usability of touchscreen gestures for adults with DS
Cáliz, D.; Ravivanpong, P.; Schankin, A.; Jadán-Guerrero, J.; Caraguay, W.; Arellano, L.
2021. Journal of reliable intelligent environments, 7 (4), Art.-Nr. 381. doi:10.1007/s40860-021-00145-2
Examining the usability of touchscreen gestures for adults with DS
Cáliz, D.; Ravivanpong, P.; Schankin, A.; Jadán-Guerrero, J.; Caraguay, W.; Arellano, L.
2021. Journal of reliable intelligent environments, 14. doi:10.1007/s40860-020-00122-1
Predicting B2B Customer Churn for Software Maintenance Contracts
Zhang, Z.; Ravivanpong, P.; Beigl, M.
2019. Proceedings of the 34th International Business Information Management Association Conference (IBIMA) 13-14 November 2019, Madrid, Spainn. Vision 2025: Education Excellence and Management of Innovations through Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage. Ed.: Khalid S. Soliman, 6593–6603, International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument