Robert is a project and peer reviewer/referent in a variety of EU projects, several international conferences on AI, Knowledge Engineering and Acquisition, Data Mining & Business Intelligence as well as conferences and workshops on Knowledge Management. He holds a part time position as a scientific advisor for ICT research in general at Vestlandsforsking and especially the research on semantic web.
He is owner of ESIS, a consultancy company specialised on product conceptualisation and implementation for Semantic (Web) Technology. Acting as an international expert, he is reviewer on European IST research projects. He is consultant for several R&D institutions, f.ex. Trondheim Polytechnic (NTNU) in addition to his position at Vestlandsforsking. Before starting ESIS, Robert Engels was employed at CognIT a.s (Norway).
Robert has his university degree from the University of Amsterdam and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Karlsruhe.