Dr. Georg Rehm works as a Principal Researcher in the Speech and Language Technology Lab at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), in Berlin. He is the General Secretary of META-NET, an EU/EC-funded Network of Excellence consisting of 60 research centers from 34 countries, dedicated to building the technological foundations of a multilingual European information society. Currently, Georg Rehm is the Coordinator of the BMBF-funded project QURATOR (Curation Technologies, 2018-2021) and the EU-funded project ELG (European Language Grid, 2019-2021). Furthermore, he is involved as a Principal Investigator in the European project Lynx: Building the Legal Knowledge Graph for Smart Compliance Services in Multilingual Europe (2017-2020).
In October 2018, Georg Rehm was awarded the honorary appointment as a DFKI Research Fellow for outstanding scientific achievements and special accomplishments in technology transfer.
Between 2015 and 2017, Georg Rehm was the coordinator of the BMBF-funded project Digitale Kuratierungstechnologien. He also was the Coordinator of the EU/EC-funded project CRACKER (2015-2017) which initiated, among others, the emerging European federation Cracking the Language Barrier. From 2010 to 2013 he was the project manager of T4ME, the original META-NET project.
Since 2013, Georg Rehm has been the Head of the German/Austrian Office of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), hosted at DFKI in Berlin. Georg Rehm is especially involved in Digital Publishing, Web of Things, Data Activity, Credible Web. Also related to ICT and standardisation, Georg Rehm is a member of the DIN Presidial Committee FOCUS.ICT.
With regard to activities in the wider Computational Linguistics community, Georg Rehm serves, on invitation of the EACL board, as a member of the international sponsorship committee for EACL for 2018/2019.
Georg Rehm holds an M.A. in Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics and Computer Science from the University of Osnabrück. After completing his PhD in Computational Linguistics at the University of Gießen, he worked at the University of Tübingen, leading projects on the sustainability of language resources and technologies. After being responsible for the language technology development at an award-winning internet startup in Berlin, he joined DFKI in early 2010.
Georg Rehm has authored, co-authored or edited more than 160 research publications and co-edited, together with Hans Uszkoreit, the META-NET White Paper Series Europe's Languages in the Digital Age as well as the META-NET Strategic Research Agenda for Multilingual 2020. He is also one of the editors of Language Technologies for Multilingual Europe: Towards a Human Language Project – Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.