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Data Ecosystems and Standards
Dr. Tobias Jacobs

Dr. Tobias Jacobs

Senior Researcher

Group Involvement, NEC Laboratories Europe

Data Ecosystems and Standards

Research Interests

Tobias generally enjoys working on challenging problems in Machine Learning and Computational Optimization. He is particularly interested in Reinforcement Learning techniques for problems with graph-structured data, representing both factual and procedural knowledge.


  • Schmidt, M., Safarani, S., Gastinger, J., Jacobs, T., Nicolas, S., & Schülke, A. (2019, July). On the Performance of Differential Evolution for Hyperparameter Tuning. In 2019 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) (pp. 1-8). IEEE.
  • Singh, P., Jacobs, T., Nicolas, S., & Schmidt, M. (2019). A study of the learning progress in neural architecture search techniques. arXiv preprint arXiv:1906.07590.
  • Jacobs, T., Nicolas, S., Noh, T. G., Schuelke, A., Auer, H., Schwabeneder, D., ... & Terreros, O. (2018). Case Studies of Energy Grid Hybridization in a Northern European City. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 10(3), 1362-1369.
  • Widl, E., Jacobs, T., Schwabeneder, D., Nicolas, S., Basciotti, D., Henein, S., ... & Auer, H. (2018). Studying the potential of multi-carrier energy distribution grids: A holistic approach. Energy, 153, 519-529.
  • Siracusano, G., Bifulco, R., Trevisan, M., Jacobs, T., Kuenzer, S., Salsano, S., ... & Huici, F. (2017). Re-designing dynamic content delivery in the light of a virtualized infrastructure. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 35(11), 2574-2585.
  • Jacobs, T., & Longo, S. (2015, June). A study of caching strategies for Web service discovery. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (pp. 464-471). IEEE.
  • Höhn, Wiebke, and Tobias Jacobs. "On the performance of Smith’s rule in single-machine scheduling with nonlinear cost." ACM Transactions on Algorithms (TALG) 11.4 (2015): 1-30.
  • Cirillo, F., & Jacobs, T. (2014, August). Link discovery in social networks. In 2014 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2014) (pp. 898-905). IEEE.
  • Jacobs, T. (2012). Analytical aspects of tie breaking. Theoretical Computer Science, 465, 1-9.
  • Cicalese, F., Jacobs, T., Laber, E., & Valentim, C. (2012). The binary identification problem for weighted trees. Theoretical Computer Science, 459, 100-112.


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