Rudi Studer (born 1951 in Stuttgart) is a German computer scientist and professor at KIT, Germany. He is the head of the knowledge management research group at the Institute AIFB and one of the directors of the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI). He is a former president of the Semantic Web Science Association, an STI International Fellow, and a member of numerous programme committees and editorial boards. He was one of the inaugural editor-in-chiefs of the Journal of Web Semantics, a position he held until 2007. He is a co-author of the Semantic Wikipedia proposal.
He obtained a degree (1975) and a PhD (1982) in Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart. From 1985 to 1989 he was project leader and manager at IBM Germany, Institute of Knowledge Based Systems. November 1989 he became professor in Karlsruhe. Since then, he led his research group to become one of the world leading institutions in Semantic Web technology, and he played a leading role in establishing highly acknowledged international conferences and journals in this area. Rudi Studer is also director in the department Information Process Engineering at and one of the presidents of the FZI Research Center for Information Technologies at the University of Karlsruhe as well as co-founder of the spin-off company ontoprise GmbH that develops semantic applications. He is a former member of the L3S Learning Lab Lower Saxony in Hannover. He is a member of AAAI, ACM, IEEE, IFIP Working Group on Databases (WG 2.6), and German Informatics Society (GI).
His current research interests span over the main topics important for Semantic Web technology, including knowledge management, knowledge engineering, discovery and learning, ontology management, data and text mining, semantic web services, and peer-to-peer systems.
- John Davies, Rudi Studer, Paul Warren (Eds.), Semantic Web Technologies - trends and research in ontology-based systems, John Wiley & Sons. June 2006.
- Steffen Staab, Rudi Studer (Eds.), Handbook on Ontologies, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg. 2004 / 2nd Edition 2009
- Rudi Studer, Stephan Grimm, Andreas Abecker (Eds.), Semantic web services: concepts, technologies, and applications, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg. 2007.
- Mark A. Musen, Bernd Neumann, Rudi Studer, Intelligent Information Processing, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston/Dordrecht/London. 2002.
- Semantic Web Science Association
- Institut AIFB - Publication: Semantic Wikipedia
- Short CV of Rudi Studer at the AIFB website
- Rudi Studer's website at the AIFB
- Information Process Engineering department at the FZI
- Journal of Web Semantics
- ontoprise GmbH