Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bert Arnrich

Silvan Wehrli

Research Assistant, PhD Candidate

Personal Information

Work Experience:

  • 2019 - 2021: Software engineer at Moneyland, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2016 - 2017: Teaching assistant, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2014 - 2015: Securities Specialist at UBS, Zurich, Switzerland


  • Since 2022: PhD candidate at Hasso Plattner Institute and Center for Artificial Intelligence in Public Health Research (ZKI-PH)

    • Project title: Social Listening – Using Social Media to Address Public Health Issues

  • 2019 - 2022: Computer Science (M.Sc.) at University of Zurich, Switzerland

    • Master thesis: Neural Transducer in PyTorch: Efficient Mini-Batching for Large-Scale Training, Transformer Encoders, and Batched Decoding

  • 2015 - 2019: Economics (B.A.) at University of Zurich, Switzerland

    • Bachelor thesis: An Analysis of Bid Rigging in Auctions

Research Interests

  • Natural language processing

  • Public health

  • Social media



  • CLUZH at SIGMORPHON 2022 ... - Download
    CLUZH at SIGMORPHON 2022 Shared Tasks on Morpheme Segmentation and Inflection Generation. Wehrli, Silvan; Clematide, Simon; Makarov, Peter (2022).


  • UZH OnPoint at Swisstext-... - Download
    UZH OnPoint at Swisstext-2021: Sentence End and Punctuation Prediction in NLG Text Through Ensembling of Different Transformers. Michail, Adrianos; Wehrli, Silvan; Bucková, Terézia (2021).