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Research Assistant wins KIT Doctoral Award


The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has awarded a KIT-Doktorandenpreis (roughly translated as a “KIT Doctoral Award”) to Markus Krötzsch who is now a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science, here at the University of Oxford.

Before coming to Oxford, Markus obtained his PhD at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods, part of Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

The 2011 KIT Doctoral Awards are given to people who finished their PhD thesis at KIT in 2010, and recognize outstanding dissertations. Each year, there is one award in each KIT's six main "Areas of Competence".

Markus was the joint winner in the Information, Communication and Organization category, taking away 1000 euros in prize money. He will be honoured at an awards ceremony on 5th November.

Markus’s research interests lie in the intelligent automatic processing of information, ranging from the foundations of formal knowledge representation to application areas like the Semantic Web.