Prof Stefan Rueger

Professor of Knowledge Media

Stefan Rüger is a Professor of Knowledge Media at the Knowledge Media Institute of The Open University, a Honorary Professor (2009-2021) at the Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, and used to be a Visiting Principal Research Fellow (2006-2009) at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London. He holds a degree in Theoretical Physics (equiv to MSc) and received his PhD in the field of computing for his work on the theory of artificial neural networks. Between 1999 and 2004 he held a prestigious EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowhip at Imperial College London, where he carved out his academic career from PostDoc (1997) to Reader in Multimedia and Information Systems (2005). His research has evolved over the years from theory of artificial neural networks over data mining and knowledge management to applications in multimedia search engines. At the Knowledge Media Institute he is


Huynh, Trung , He, Yulan,Willis, Alistair and Rüger, Stefan(2016). Adverse Drug Reaction Classification With Deep Neural Networks. In: Proceedings of COLING 2016: Technical Papers, COLING, pp. 877–887.

Aparajeya, Prashant, Petresin, Vesna,Fol Leymarie, Frederic and Rueger, Stefan(2015). Movement description and gesture recognition for live media arts. In: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Visual Media Production, ACM, New York, article no. 19.

Halvey, Martin, McParlane, Philip, Jose, Joemon M., van Rijsbergen, Keith,Rüger, Stefan, Manmatha, R. and Kankanhalli, Mohan ,(2015). ICMR 2014: 4th ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval. ACM SIGIR Forum, 49(1) pp. 10–15.

Huynh, Trung,He, Yulan and Rüger, Stefan(2015). Learning higher-level features with convolutional restricted Boltzmann machines for sentiment analysis. In: Advances in Information Retrieval (Hanbury, Allan; Kazai, Gabriella; Rauber, Andreas and Fuhr, Norbert eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer International Publishing, pp. 447–452.

Zhu, Jianhan , Song, Dawei, Rüger, Stefan, Eisenstadt, Marc and Motta, Enrico(2006). The Open University at TREC 2006 Enterprise Track ExpertSearch Task. In: Fifteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC2006), 14-17 Nov 2006, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA.

Zhu, Jianhan , Song, Dawei and Rüger, Stefan(2007). The Open University at TREC 2007 Enterprise Track. In: The Sixteenth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC2007), 06-09 Nov 2007, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA.

Serdyukov, Pavel, Braslavski, Pavel, Kuznetsov, Sergei, Kamps, Jaap,Rüger, Stefan, Agichtein, Eugene, Segalovich, Ilya and Yilmaz, Emine eds. ,(2013). Advances in Information Retrieval (Proceedings of the 35th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2013). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7814. Heidelberg: Springer.

Overell, Simon, Llorente, Ainhoa , Liu, Haiming , Hu, Rui , Rae, Adam , Zhu, Jianhan , Song, Dawei and Rüger, Stefan(2008). MMIS at ImageCLEF 2008: experiments combining different evidence sources. In: CLEF workshop, 17-19 Sep 2008, Aarhus, Denmark.

Little, Suzanne , Ferguson, Rebecca and Rüger, Stefan(2012). Finding and reusing learning materials with multimedia similarity search and social networks. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 21(2) pp. 255–271.

Rüger, Stefan, Raghavan, Vijay V., King, Irwin and Huang, Jimmy Xiangji ,(2012). Editorial: Special issue on advances in web intelligence. Neurocomputing, 76(1) pp. 48–49.