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Stefan Decker Appointed as Professor at Informatik 5

RWTH Aachen University Rector Ernst Schmachtenberg has appointed Prof. Dr. Stefan Decker as Full Professor of Information Systems and Databases as of September 1, 2015.

Stefan Decker

Prof. Decker studied Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern and completed his Doctorate at the Business Faculty of Karlsruhe Technical University, followed by research stays at Stanford University and the University of Southern California. Since 2006, he served as Professor of Digital Enterprise at the National University of Ireland, and Executive Director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), with 130 researchers one of the largest worldwide centers in Web Research, since 2013 also a site of the Irish Insight Center for Data Analytics. His research focuses on Global Information Systems, Linked Data, Web Science, and Semantic Web, especially applications of linked open data e.g. in Life Sciences and Humanities. Further topics include collaborative information systems and online privacy.

Prof. Decker will lead Informatik 5 jointly with Prof. Matthias Jarke for the next years until Jarke’s retirement. This HSP2-funded arrangement aims at strengthening the Computer Science teaching capacities to compensate in part the double student load at RWTH Aachen due to the shortening of high school duration in NRW. It also enables a smooth transition in Prof. Jarke’s Fraunhofer FIT Institute in which Prof. Decker is simultaneously appointed as a member of the institute leadership.

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