Professor  Ansgar Scherp

Knowledge Discovery
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T: +49-431-8814-628
Düsternbrooker Weg 120
24105 Kiel

Position

Professor for Knowledge Discovery

Research Focus

Knowledge Discovery deals with the content-driven identification and localization of digital objects such as semi-structured data on the web (i.e., Linked Open Data), Documents, Profiles, or Communities and understanding the relationships among them. It involves the design of innovative methodologies and algorithms and their application to extensive data and document corpora of different origin and quality, also known as Big Data.

Professional Experience

  • September 2001:
    Scientific Assistant, Division on Multimedia and Internet Information Services, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg, Germany
  • October 2001 - January 2003:
    Scientific Assistant, Division of Information Systems, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • October 2004 - November 2004:
    Group Study Exchange Program, Rotary International Kansai, Japan
  • August 2005:
    Research Exchange in the EU Network of Excellence DELOS Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  • February 2003 - October 2006:
    Scientific Assistant, Division on Multimedia and Internet Information Services, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg, Germany
  • November 2006 - October 2007:
    Post-doctoral researcher, Marie Curie Fellowship of the EU Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
  • November 2007 - April 2008:
    Post-doctoral researcher, returning phase of the Marie Curie Fellowship R&D Division Multimedia and Internet Information Services OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg, Germany
  • May 2008 - March 2011:
    Post-doc and leader of the focus group Interactive and Multimedia Web at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany
  • April 2011 - August 2012:
    Junior-Professor for Semantic Web, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany
  • August 2012 - December 2013:
    Junior-Professor for Media Informatics, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Since January 2014:
    Head of the Group Knowledge Discovery at ZBW and Professor for Knowledge Discovery, Kiel University

Education, Studies, and Doctorate

  • October 1995 - August 2001:
    Studies of computer science, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany Minor subject: Mathematics
  • August 25, 2006:
    Finished PhD studies with a Doctor of Engineering with the thesis title: A Component Framework for Personalized Multimedia Applications Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Susanne Boll, Prof. Dr. Ralf Reussner Graduation: with honors (summa cum laude)
  • December 7, 2011:
    Habilitation (venia legendi) in Computer Science with the thesis title: Semantic Media Management University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany

Honors and Awards

  • 11/1998:
    Advancement award for outstanding results in studies, Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE), Germany
  • 9/2002:
    Audience Award at the finals of the Medida-Prix for media-didactics in higher education for the project Virtual Laboratories, Basel, Switzerland (with M. Schlattmann, A. Hasler, W. Heuten, and R. Kuczewski)
  • 10/2008:
    Winner of the “Billion Triple Challenge” at the Semantic Web Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany with the system SemaPlorer (with S. Schenk, C. Saathoff, and S. Staab)
  • 10/2011:
    Winner of the “Billion Triple Challenge” of the Semantic Web Conference, Bonn, Germany with the tool SchemEX (with M. Konrath and T. Gottron)