Markus Krötzsch


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Markus Krötzsch

Since July 2010, I am doing research at the Computing Laboratory at the University of Oxford. Information about my research and teaching, contact details, and further relevant data can be found below.

Below is the brief personal description I currently use. There is also a page with a more detailed curriculum vitae.

Dr. Markus Krötzsch is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Oxford. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2010. His research interest is the intelligent automatic processing of information, ranging from the foundations of formal knowledge representation to application areas like the Semantic Web. He is the lead developer of the successful Semantic Web application platform Semantic MediaWiki, co-editor of the W3C OWL 2 specification, chief maintainer of the community portal, and co-author of the textbook Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies.


My research is focussed on information systems and (semantic) Web technologies, ranging from foundational studies in knowledge representation and reasoning to implementations of deployable systems (including the one that runs this site)


Teaching and mentoring are important parts of academic research. Educating students is a part of this, but there are many other opportunities to share knowledge. In a sense, the purpose of all scientific communication is teaching (why else would we publish?). This page, however, is about teaching activities of an introductory nature: lectures, tutorials, textbooks and the like. More general information is found on my personal page.


Teaching materials and introductory texts

Each of the below texts mainly aims at introducing readers to a new topic, without requiring (much) preliminary knowledge. The topic (and language) should be obvious from the title in each case. Slides are not included here but can be found below and (esp. for invited talks) in the publication list.

Tutorials and Summer School Lectures

Materials can be found by following the links. For further teaching materials and slide sets, see

University teaching

Below is an overview of my university teaching activities. For further teaching materials and slide sets, see


PhD supervision

Student supervision

  • Georg Wild, B.Sc. thesis Visualisierung räumlich-zeitlicher Inhalte aus Wikidata. Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Dresden, 2014.
  • Fabian Howahl, B.Sc. thesis Integrating Semantic MediaWiki with Exhibit to Accelerate the Adoption of a Semantic Web. Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), 2009 (joint supervision with David Karger, MIT).
  • Steffen Zimdars, Diplom thesis (M.Sc. equivalent) Wettbewerbsanalyse 3.0: Entwicklung einer semantischen IT-Architektur zum verbesserten Wissensmanagement in Unternehmen. Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), 2009.
  • Sebastian Anselment, Diplom thesis (M.Sc. equivalent) Konzeption und Realisierung formularbasierter Nutzeroberflächen in semantischen Wikis. Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), 2007.
  • Andreas Lang, Diplom thesis (M.Sc. equivalent) Four-valued Logics for Paraconsistent Reasoning, Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Dresden, 2006.
  • Wu Yining, project thesis Implementation of Transforming Fuzzy Description Logics into Classical Description Logics, Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität Dresden, 2006.
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  • Tutorials and summer school lectures are listed under Activities.

Further activities

Grants and awards

Contact data

  • Email: (work)
    • I receive many emails. Some might be overlooked or lost. Feel free to re-send your unanswered message.
    • I am happy to get in learn about new projects, interesting developments, and hard questions related to my work.
  • Phone: +44 1865 283529 (work)
  • Fax: +44 1865 273839 (work)
  • Work address:
Markus Kroetzsch
Wolfson Building
Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QD 
United Kingdom
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