Speakers Bio


Prof Wolfgang Nejdl, University of Hanover

Prof Dr Wolfgang Nejdl (born 1960) has been full professor of computer science at the University of Hannover since 1995. He received his MSc (1984) and PhD degree (1988) at the Technical University of Vienna, was assistant professor in Vienna from 1988 to 1992, and associate professor at the RWTH Aachen from 1992 to 1995. He worked as visiting researcher/professor at Xerox PARC, Stanford University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, EPFL Lausanne, and at PUC Rio. Prof. Nejdl heads the Distributed Systems Institute/Knowledge Based Systems (http://www.kbs.uni-hannover.de/) as well as the L3S Research Center (http://www.l3s.de/), and does research in the areas of semantic web technologies, peer-to-peer information systems, search and information retrieval, databases and artificial intelligence. In the L3S he coordinates the Network of Excellence PROLEARN, as part of the 6th EU research program on technology enhanced learning, and participates as core partner in the KnowledgeWeb and REWERSE Networks of Excellence focusing on Semantic Web Technologies. Three new EU/IST Integrated Projects in these areas have started in 2006 at L3S (NEPOMUK, TENCompetence, PROLIX), another one focusing on audio-visual search (PHAROS) in 2007. Wolfgang Nejdl published more than 160 scientific articles and has been programm committee and editorial board member of numerous international conferences and journals, see also http://www.kbs.uni-hannover.de/~nejdl/.

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