Rudi Studer is Full Professor in Applied Informatics at the University of Karlsruhe, Institute AIFB (www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS). His research interests include knowledge management, Semantic Web technologies and applications, ontology engineering, knowledge discovery and eLearning.
He obtained a Diploma in Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart in 1975. In 1982 he was awarded a Doctor´s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart, and in 1985 he obtained his Habilitation in Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart.
From 1977 to 1985 he worked as a research scientist at the University of Stuttgart. From 1985 to 1989 he was project leader and manager at the Scientific Center of IBM Germany.
Rudi Studer is also director of the Knowledge Management Group at the FZI Research Center for Information Technologies at the University of Karlsruhe (www.fzi.de/wim), a member of the L3S Learning Lab in Hannover (http://www.learninglab.de/) as well as co-founder of the spin-off company ontoprise GmbH (http://www.ontoprise.de/) that develops semantic technologies.
He is a member of AAAI, ACM, IEEE, IFIP Working Groups on Databases (WG 2.6) and on Knowledge-oriented Development of Applications (WG 12.5), and German Informatics Society (GI).
Main Research Interests:
- semantic web
- ontology-based knowledge management systems
- ontology engineering
- business intelligence
- knowledge discovery