Knowledge Media institute The Open University, UK
Prof Stefan Rüger read Physics at Freie Universität Berlin and gained his PhD in Computer Science at Technische Universität Berlin for his work on the theory of artificial neural networks (1996). He carved out his academic career from postdoc to Reader at the Computing department of Imperial College London (1997-2006), where he also held an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship (1999-2004). In 2006 Stefan became a Professor of Knowledge Media when he joined The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute to cover the area of Multimedia and Information Systems. He currently holds a Honorary Professorship from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and has held Visiting Fellowships at Imperial College London and Cranfield University, UK, where he supervises MSc student projects. Stefan is currently Associate Director (Research) for The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute.