There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Dr. Mathias Lux is Associate Professor at the Institute for Information Technology (ITEC) at Klagenfurt University. He is working on user intentions in multimedia retrieval and production, semantics in social multimedia systems, and interactive multimedia in the domain of video games. In his scientific career he has (co-)authored more than 150 scientific publications, serves in multiple program committees and as reviewer of international conferences, journals and magazines on a regular basis, and has (co-)organized multiple scientific events. Mathias Lux is also well known for the development of the award winning and popular open source tools Caliph & Emir and LIRE for multimedia information retrieval. He has integrated image indexing and retrieval features in the popular Apache Solr search server and his system is for instance powering the WIPO Global Brand Database. At Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt he has co-founded the master program Game Studies and Engineering and actively contributes to the program as head of the curriculum committee and regular lecturer. He established a lively community of game developers and enthusiasts who meet at regular events and game jams in and around Klagenfurt. In the administration of the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, he serves as vice-chair of the senate since 2013.
Mathias Lux received his M.S. in Mathematics 2004, his PhD in Telematics 2006 from Graz University of Technology, both with distinction. He received his Habilitation (venia docendi) from Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in 2013. He worked in the industry on web-based applications for several small Carinthian and Styrian companies, then as a junior researcher at the Know-Center, a research centre for knowledge-based applications, in Graz. He was a research and teaching assistant at the Knowledge Management Institute (KMI) at the Graz University of Technology and in 2006 he started working in a post-doc position at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, at the Institute for Information Technology.
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