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HECTOR School of Engineering & Management

York Sure-Vetter is Full Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB). His research interests include Web Science, Semantic Web, Linked Data, Data and Text Mining and Service Science.

Prof. Sure-Vetter obtained a Diploma in industrial engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) in 1999. In 2003 he earned his Doctor's degree at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) with the subject Ontologies and Knowledge Management. From 2007 to 2009 he was Senior Researcher at SAP AG. From 2009 to 2015 Prof. Sure-Vetter was President of the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. He successfully led the Leibniz Institute GESIS through a Leibniz evaluation and two audits by the Advisory Boards. During that time he held professorship positions at the University of Koblenz-Landau and the University of Mannheim by joint appointment procedures. In 2015 York Sure-Vetter was appointed as professor at the Institute AIFB / KIT. Since then he is also Director at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI) of the KIT and the FZI Research Center for Information Technology at the KIT.

Prof. Sure-Vetter was a guest lecturer at the University of Mannheim and at Stanford University. He was awarded with several awards for research as well as for teaching, among others the IBM UIMA Innovation Award, the Wolfgang-Heilmann award of the Integrata Foundation and several times the HECTOR Teaching Award.

At HECTOR School he combines scientific expertise with his experience from being President of GESIS – Leibniz-Institute of the Social Sciences, Senior Researcher at SAP AG, and guest professor at Stanford University, California, US.

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