Ralf Moeller

Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Ralf Möller is Professor for Computer Science at Hamburg University of Technology (since 2003). From 2001 until 2003 he was Professor for Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel/ Germany. In 1996 he received the degree Dr. rer. nat. from the University of Hamburg and successfully submitted his Habilitation thesis in 2001 also at the University of Hamburg. His research interests include software technology for distributed systems as well as the application and theory of conceptual modeling and knowledge representation languages. His research goals encompass the development practical inference algorithms for embedding description logic systems into software engineering and web technology. He is one of the principal architects of the description logic reasoner Racer, which is being used as a core engine for building ontology development tools as well as agent systems for the semantic web. Racer also includes an abduction component which is used to formalize multimedia content interpretation. The system is currently extended with a probabilistic reasoning component in order to model intelligent autonomous systems. Prof. Möller was a co-organizer of several international workshops on description logics and is the author of numerous workshop and conference papers as well as several book and journal contributions in this research area. He served as a reviewer for all major journals and conference in the knowledge representation and reasoning area.

Biography Updated on 20 September 2011

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