8th of March, Robert Neumayer completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Kjetil Nørvåg supervised Robert's PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Associate Professor Trond Aalberg, Professor Jon Atle Gulla and Associate Professor Krisztian Balog (UiS) have co-supervised the PhD work.
The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Associate Professor Djoerd Hiemstra (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Associate Professor Olga Vechtomova (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro (NTNU). Heri Ramampiaro was also the administrator of the assessment committee.
Robert's trial lecture was titled: Extracting of entities from microblogs and populating them to knowledge bases; the problems of big data (pdf)
He defended his PhD thesis:
Semantic and Distributed Entity Search in the Web of Data (pdf)
Photos from Robert's disputation (Flickr).