Since March 2005, I am doing research at the AIFB institute at Karlsruhe University. If time permits, I am also working on my PhD thesis. Information about my research and teaching, contact details, and further relevant data can be found below.
My research is focussed on the practical use of Semantic Web technologies, ranging from foundational studies in knowledge representation and reasoning to actual implementations of deployable systems (especially the one that runs this site)
- Lecture «Semantic Web Technologies I» at AIFB Karlsruhe:
- Lecture «Intelligente Systeme im World Wide Web» («Intelligent Systems on the WWW») at AIFB Karlsruhe
- Seminar «Knowledge Representation and Reasoning for the Semantic Web» at TU Dresden in Winter 2005/06 (together with Pascal Hitzler)
- Lead developer of Semantic MediaWiki
- Member of the new W3C Web Ontology Language (OWL) working group
- Former member of W3C Rule Interchange Format (RIF) working group
- Maintainer of semanticweb.org, the Semantic Web community portal (together with Denny Vrandecic)
Reviewing and committee memberships
I have been reviewing (on programme committees or individual requests) for the following journals:
- Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research
- Journal of Web Semantics
- Journal of Automated Reasoning
- Journal of Symbolic Computation, reviewer for special issue on Automated Deduction: Decidability, Complexity, Tractability, 2008
- International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 2008
- Journal of Universal Computer Science, PC member of special issue on Ontologies and their Applications, JUCS 13(12), 2007
- Semantic Web Journal
I serve or have served as a programme committee member of the following events:
- KR 2014, the 14th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- ISWC 2014, the 13th International Semantic Web Conference
- ESWC 2014, the 11th European Semantic Web Conference
- DL 2014, the 27th International Workshop on Description Logics, Vienna, Austria, July 17 – 20 2014
- IJCAI 2013, the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
- OWLED 2008 (EU), the 5th International Workshop on OWL: Experiences and Directions, Karlsruhe, Germany, Oct 26 – 27 2008, local organisation.
- SWKM 2008, the 2008 Workshop on Social Web and Knowledge Management at WWW 2008, Bejing, China, April 22nd, 2008.
- Tutorial «Practical Reasoning with OWL and DL-Safe Rules» at ESWC 2006, the 3rd European Semantic Web Conference.
See also the talk section in publications.
- Speaker at Reasoning Web Summer School 2007 on «Reasoning in Semantic Wikis»
- Invited talk at the Semantic Web Technology Showcase 2007, Vienna, Austria (colocated with ESTC2007, the first European Semantic Technology Conference) on «Practical Reasoning with OWL and Rules»
- Born on May 6th 1981 in Rodewisch, Germany
- Married, no children
- Contact data
- Since Mar. 2005: PhD student and research assistant in Prof. Rudi Studer's group at Institute AIFB of Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
- Feb. 2005: Master of Science in Computational Logic, degree 1.0 (supervised by Dr. habil. Pascal Hitzler TUD, Prof. Steffen Hölldobler TUD, Prof. Guo-Qiang Zhang CWRU)
- Jun.–Aug. 2004: visit at CWRU Cleveland
- 2003–2005: Study of Computational Logic at the ICCL of TU Dresden
- 2000–2003: Study of Computer Science at Technische Universität Dresden
- 1999: Abitur, Grade 1.1 (with distinction)
- 1991–1999: High school Goethe Gymnasium Auerbach
Jobs and civil service
- 2002–2003: student assistant in Prof. Michael Thielscher's Computational Logic Group, topic area cognitive robotics
- 2001–2005: various occupations as student tutor for courses Logic I and Logic II at TU Dresden
- 2001–2002: software developer at Signsoft GmbH, Dresden (3D visualisation, OO API development)
- 1999–2000: Civil service at hospital Vogtlandklinikum Rodewisch
Grants and awards
- do it.software-award 2007: third price of the 2007 do it software awards for Semantic MediaWiki (with Denny Vrandecic, York Sure, Rudi Studer)
- Georg-Helm-Preis 2005: best Master's thesis in 2005; yearly award given to two or three graduates (Master's/PhD) of TU Dresden
- DAAD grant «Kurzfristige Studienaufenthalte zur Anfertigung einer Masterarbeit»: thesis research exchange grant of the German Academic Exchange Service, hosted by CWRU Cleveland
- Bestes Vordiplom 2002: award for best Computer Science pre-degree at TU Dresden (best grade point average)
Many occassions require a brief personal description. Here is a typical example of what I might use:
Markus Krötzsch is a researcher at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (Institute AIFB) of the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) where he is currently working on his PhD thesis. He received his Master of Science in Computational Logic at Technische Universität Dresden. His research interests involve knowledge representation on the Semantic Web, the logical foundations thereof, and the efficient processing of such knowledge. He also is the lead developer of Semantic MediaWiki, maintainer of the semanticweb.org community portal, and a member of the Rule Interchange Format and the OWL working groups of W3C.
- Email: email@example.com
- I receive many emails. Some might be overlooked or lost. Feel free to re-send your unanswered message.
- Random requests for software support or other consultations will usually be ignored, unless I have some concrete personal commitment or research interest.
- Phone: +49 721 608 7362 (work)
- Fax: +49 721 608 5998
- Skype: kroetzsch (only for people I know personally)
- My university homepage (featuring my GPG/PGP key)
- Yes, I have accounts at LinkedIn, Facebook, and XING – though there is also some truth in this rant
- Mail address
Markus Krötzsch Institut AIFB Universität Karlsruhe (TH) 76128 Karlsruhe Germany
- Visitors' address
Room 245 Kollegiengebäude am Ehrenhof Englerstraße 11 76131 Karlsruhe Germany