About us

About us

Core Team
Feel free to contact us directly in case of any questions!
Dominik Riemer

Areas of Expertise: Stream Processing, Big Data Management, Distributed Systems

E-Mail: riemer (at) fzi.de

Philipp Zehnder

Areas of Expertise: Big Data Architectures, Machine Learning, Stream Processing

E-Mail: zehnder (at) fzi.de

Johannes Tex

Backend / UI Developer

Constantin Merbecks

UI Developer

Samuel Abt

Backend / UI Developer

Who we are
We are the Knowledge Management research department within the division Information Process Engineering (IPE) at the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe.
FZI Research Center For Information Technology
FZI is a non-profit institution for applied research in information technology and transfer. Our task is to provide business and public institutions with the latest research findings in information technologies. As a technology transfer institute, our main competence is to master a balancing act between research and practice. As such, we are always interested in current real-world problems and challenges organizations face in our area of expertise.
FZI currently employs around 220 people, with 180 people working as research scientists in public research projects and industrial cooperations. In 2014, FZI was involved in 248 ongoing projects including 111 new projects (80 industrial and 31 public-funded projects) which started in this year.
Knowledge Management Department
The research group knowledge management covers topics around semantics-based data management, Big Data processing and Complex Event Processing (CEP). We have extensive experience in applying the latest research findings in industrial settings and have successfully shown the benefits of these technologies in various application domains such as manufacturing, logistics and ambient assisted living.
Our strong collaboration with the knowledge management group at KIT, one of the world-wide leading institutes for semantic web research, as well as with other departments within the IPE division at FZI allows us to find and implement innovative solutions for interdisciplinary problems.
The research group has initiated and developed successful open-source projects such as Semantic MediaWiki, a semantic extension for wiki systems, CumulusRDF, a high-performance triple store based on Apache Cassandra and ETALIS, one of the first event processing engines supporting stream reasoning.