Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nejdl (born 1960) has been full professor of computer science at the University of Hanover since 1995. He received his M.Sc. (1984) and Ph.D. 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 L3S Research Center (www.L3S.de/)
as well as the Distributed Systems Institute / Knowledge Based Systems (www.kbs.uni-hannover.de/)
, and does research in the areas of search and information retrieval, information systems, semantic web technologies, peer-to-peer infrastructures, databases, technology-enhanced learning and digital libraries. Some recent projects in the L3S context include the PHAROS Integrated Project on audio-visual search, the OKKAM IP focusing on entities on the Web, and the Digital Library EU projects LiWA and ARCOMEM, which investigate Web archive management and advanced search in such an archive. Another project, GLOCAL, focuses on event-based indexing of multimedia data on the web.
Wolfgang Nejdl published more than 280 scientific articles, as listed at DBLP, and has been program chair, program committee and editorial board member of numerous international conferences and journals, most recently including the role of PC chair for WWW'09 in Madrid, WSDM'11 in Hong Kong, and WebSci'12 in Evanston, US, as well as general chair for ICDE'11 in Hanover, see also www.kbs.uni-hannover.de/~nejdl/