Raphael Volz Hello !

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Raphael Volz is an educator, inventor and entrepreneur. He teaches courses in data science, machine learning, and cloud computing at the University of Pforzheim (Germany) where he is a full professor of applied informatics. He also serves as chairman of the board for Volz Innovation GmbH, a consulting firm focused on technology-based product innovation. In 2009, he founded nogago GmbH, a software company devoted to outdoor navigation using open data and open source apps. He obtained his doctorate summa cum laude at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2004 researching Web Ontology Reasoning with Logic Databases and previously investigated how ontologies can be acquired from text using machine learning techniques. He loves to code and co-created several open source projects, including the OWL API, KAON and SocialGrails.