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Prof. Dr. Markus Krötzsch is a full professor at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Technical University of Dresden, where he is holding the chair for Knowledge-Based Systems. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2010, and thereafter worked as a researcher and departmental lecturer at the

Department of Computer Science of the University of Oxford until October 2013. From November 2013 till his appointment as a professor in July 2016, he was leading an Emmy Noether research group at TU Dresden. Krötzsch has made important contributions to the development of Wikipedia's free knowledge base Wikidata, the highly efficient ELK reasoner for OWL EL, to the popular semantic content management system Semantic MediaWiki, and to the widely used W3C OWL 2 standard. His research has contributed to the fields of lightweight and rule-based ontology languages, query answering, reasoning complexity, and content management and integration platforms for the Web of Data. He has published many works in leading journals and conferences, and two textbooks on semantic technologies, one of which has been recognised as Outstanding Academic Title in 2010 by the American Library Association. He has given invited talks, tutorials and lectures at numerous events, and co-organised various international conferences and workshops.