Rupert Westenthaler holds a DI(fh) in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of applied Science in Salzburg. He has worked since 2001 at Salzburg Research in several national and European level Research Projects. His work is predominantly in the areas of Knowledge Management Systems, Semantic Web (with a focus to Information Extraction), Natural Language Processing and recently Semantic Lifting.
He is the Apache Stanbol lead developer and contributor to other open source projects such as Apache Marmotta, and Apache Clerezza.
He is a skilled software engineering who loves to work in collaborative and open source software development projects with a research twist.