Stefan Rüger, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
|Stefan Rueger is a Professor of Knowledge Media at the Knowledge Media
Institute of The Open University, UK, and a Visiting Principal Research
Fellow at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London.
He holds a diploma in Theoretical Physics from the Freie Universitaet
Berlin and was awarded a PhD in Computer Science from the Technische
Universitaet Berlin (1996) for his work on artificial intelligence and, in
particular, the theory of neural networks. During 1997 - 2006 he
researched at Imperial College London under a number of posts ranging from
Research Associate via a prestigious EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship
(1999-2004) to a Readership in Multimedia and Information Systems (2005).
In 2006 Stefan joined The Open University, UK, to take up a chair in
During his research career he has built up a Multimedia and Information
Systems team and is currently Principal Investigator for the UK Multimedia
Knowledge Management research network and for a European Integrated
Project on audiovisual search engines. His group comprises of two faculty
members, two postdocs, and six PhD students, who work on problems in
image, video and music retrieval, visualisation of document sets and query
languages. Stefan has reviewed for seven funding bodies (five of which
overseas), 19 different journals and 36 conferences (eg, area coordinator
for SIGIR 2006 for multimedia and senior PC member of SIGIR 2007). He has
been appointed as Visiting Scholar of institutions in France (3 months in
2005), New Zealand (3 months in 2004) and Australia (3 months in 2003).
Stefan organised ECIR 2006 as general chair, co-chaired the SIGIR 2003
Multimedia IR workshop, the SIGIR 2005 Multimedia IR workshop and a series
of other workshops.