Wolfgang Nejdl 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.
Professor Nejdl heads the L3S Research Center as well as the Distributed Systems Institute / Knowledge Based Systems, and researches 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 digital library EU projects LiWA and ARCOMEM, investigating Web archive management and advanced search in such an archive, the FET IP project LivingKnowledge, developing algorithms and methods to handle and exploit diversity, bias and opinion on the Web, and the GLOCAL project, focusing on event-based indexing of multimedia data on the Web. A recent project, CUBRIK, develops algorithms and systems for human-enhanced time-aware multimedia search.
Wolfgang Nejdl published about 320 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 WSDM’11 in HongKong, and WebSci’12 in Evanston, US, as well as general chair for ICDE’11 in Hannover.
WSTNet Lab: L3S Research Center