Carsten Saathoff studied Computer Science at the Carl v. Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany, and is now finishing his PhD in computer science at the Web Science and Technologies Institute at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.
During his studies he worked as a software developer at a local Internet company on e-commerce and content solutions and in the national research project GERHARD2 on a semantic search engine.
During his PhD he worked in the EU FP6 projects aceMedia and K-Space on the topic of Semantic Multimedia. In K-Space he lead the development of the K-Space Annotation Tool (KAT), which he still works on actively. He won the Billion Triples Challenge at the 8th International Semantic Web Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2008 as part of the Semaplorer team.
His research interests include Semantic Multimedia, Ontology Engineering, and Reasoning. He published and co-authored several papers in this area. He is a member of the Linked Networked Graphs team, which works on technology and innovation for the media industry.