Honour for Prof. Dr. Sören Auer

TIB-Director among the most influential scientists in his field worldwide

Prof. Dr. Sören Auer, Director of the TIB and Professor of Data Science & Digital Libraries at Leibniz Universität Hannover, is one of the world's most cited researchers in the field of artificial intelligence.

Analyses of academic data from the online platform AMiner have shown that Sören Auer is one of the most influential scientists in the field of knowledge engineering (knowledge modelling). The list, which puts him in 4th place, honors the work of the researchers over the last 10 years. The "Most Influential Scholar" award is given in recognition of outstanding technical achievement with lasting impact.

How can the handling of information, data and knowledge be improved and made more effective? In view of the enormous technological progress, how can knowledge and information be digitally networked so that they can be better used by machines in the future? Auer and his team at the TIB and the L3S in Hannover are dealing with these questions. Among other things, the researchers are currently working on the Open Research Knowledge Graph (ORKG), with which various research approaches, methods and results can be linked and presented in a machine-readable form. In this way, correlations of knowledge become visible and allow easier access to the state of the art in science.