Brief CV - Pascal Hitzler

Pascal Hitzler is endowed NCR Distinguished Professor, Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research, and Director of Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. He is director of the Data Semantics (DaSe) Lab, , and founding member of the Data Science and Security Cluster (DSSC). From 2004 to 2009, he was Akademischer Rat at the Institute for Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, and from 2001 to 2004 he was postdoctoral researcher at the Artificial Intelligence institute at TU Dresden in Germany. In 2001 he obtained a PhD in Mathematics from the National University of Ireland, University College Cork, and in 1998 a Diplom (Master equivalent) in Mathematics from the University of Tübingen in Germany. His research record lists over 400 publications in such diverse areas as semantic web, artificial intelligence, neural-symbolic integration, knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning, denotational semantics, and set-theoretic topology. His research is highly cited. He is founding Editor-in-chief of the Semantic Web journal, the leading journal in the field, and of the IOS Press book series Studies on the Semantic Web. He is co-author of the W3C Recommendation OWL 2 Primer, and of the book Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies by CRC Press, 2010, which was named as one out of seven Outstanding Academic Titles 2010 in Information and Computer Science by the American Library Association's Choice Magazine, and has translations into German and Chinese. He is on the editorial board of several journals and book series and a founding steering committee member of the Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning Association and the Association for Ontology Design and Patterns, and he frequently acts as conference chair in various functions, including e.g. General Chair (ESWC2019, US2TS2018), Program Chair (FOIS 2018, AIMSA2014), Track Chair (ISWC2018, ESWC2018, ISWC2017, ISWC2016, AAAI-15), Workshop Chair (K-Cap2013), Sponsor Chair (ISWC2013, RR2009, ESWC2009), PhD Symposium Chair (ESWC 2017). For more information about him, see http://www.pascal-hitzler.de.

Scientific Career

07.2018-06.2021Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
From 10.2016 Endowed NCR Distinguished Professor at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
From 08.2015 Professor (full) and Director of Data Science, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
09.2012-07.2015 Associate Professor (early promotion), Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
09.2009-08.2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
04.2007-08.2009 Akademischer Rat (Assistant Professor), Institute for Applied Computer Science and Formal Description Methods (AIFB), Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany.
08.2004-03.2007 Assistant Professor, Institute for Applied Computer Science and Formal Description Methods (AIFB), Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany.
02.2001-07.2004 Postdoctoral Researcher, Artificial Intelligence Institute, TU Dresden, Germany.

Secondary Appointments

01.2015-03.2018 Consultant for IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
09.2015-01.2016 Consultant for Tenet 3, LLC, Dayton, OH.
07.2015 Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Center for Research Computing, University of Notre Dame, IL.
10.2013-10.2014 Consultant for HRL Laboratories, Malibu, CA.
11.2005-08.2009 Guest Researcher at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany.
10.2003-12.2003 Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Scientific Education

01.1999-01.2001 PhD student and research assistant, Department of Mathematics, UniversityCollege Cork, Ireland.
Granted exception to shorten duration of PhD studies to two years.
10.1994-09.1995 ERASMUS exchange student at University College Cork, Ireland.
10.1992-12.1998 Study of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany.

Degrees

12.2005 Habilitation, subject Computer Science, TU Dresden, Germany.
Transfer of this Habilitation to Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Subject Applied Computer Science, took place 05.2007.
09.2001 PhD awarded. Title of the thesis: Generalized metrics and topology in logic programming semantics.
12.1998 Diplom (Master equivalent) in Mathematics, graded with distinction.

Involvement in Associations (selection)

since 2016 Founding member and member of the Managing Committee of the Association for Ontology Design and Patterns (ODPA)
since 2014 Founding member and member of the Steering Committee of the Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning Association
2007-2016 Founding member of the Steering Committee of the Web Reasoning and Rule Systems Association. Vice President and member of the Managing Committee from 2007 to 2012. Steering Committee member 2007 to 2016.