Rudi Studer was Full Professor in Applied Informatics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute AIFB until 2017. In addition, he was director at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI) as well as at the FZI Research Center for Information Technology. His research interests include knowledge management, Semantic Web technologies and applications, data and text mining, Big Data and Service Science.
He obtained a Diploma in Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart in 1975. In 1982 he was awarded a Doctor's degree (Dr.rer.nat.) at the University of Stuttgart, and in 1985 he obtained his Habilitation in Informatics at the University of Stuttgart. From 1985 to 1989 he was project leader and manager at the Scientific Center of IBM Germany.
Rudi Studer is former president of the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) and former Editor-in-chief of the Journal Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web. He is an STI International Fellow.