Basil Ell – Researcher

Leader of Data Science Research Program

Digital Field Development

Data Science

Basil Ell studied Computer Science (B.Sc., M.Sc.) at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras (India). In 2009 he joined the Knowledge Management group at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), where he obtained a PhD with the thesis “User Interfaces to the Web of Data based on Natural Language Generation” in 2015, under the supervision of Professor Rudi Studer. There he was mainly working on Natural Language Generation from SPARQL queries and RDF graphs and on semantically-enhanced Virtual Research Environments for the History of Education. He joined the Semantic Computing group at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technologies (CITEC), University of Bielefeld in May 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher and is currently interested in the Semantic Web and Natural Language Processing in general and in particular in knowledge base population, semantic parsing, and information extraction from text (relation extraction), and tables (table understanding).