Scientific African Team
Data Science Group, Universität Paderborn, GermanySpecialty:
Information Technology and Engineering
Prof. Dr. Axel Ngonga is a full professor of Data Science at Paderborn University. He studied Computer Science and Physics at the University of Leipzig and completed a PhD on knowledge extraction. Axel’s current research interests revolve around Semantic Web Technologies, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and benchmarking. Over the last decade, Axel and his team have developed the development of several widely used frameworks such as AGDISTIS, HOBBIT, LIMES, FOX, AGDISTIS and SPARQL2NL. Axel has (co-)authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and has received more than 20 research awards including the Next Einstein Fellow award 2016/2017, best research paper awards (a.o. at CiCLING 2008, ISWC 2011, ISWC 2014, ESWC 2013, ESWC 2014, SWSS 2018) and research challenges such (a.o. I’Challenge 2013, Big Data Challenge at ISWC 2013).