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Name: Martin Ester
Date of Birth:  November 5, 1958 
Place of Birth:  Essen, Germany
Nationality:  German 
Marital Status: married, 2 boys
Home Address: Saumweberstr. 12, 81241 München, Germany
Office Address: Institut für Informatik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Oettingenstr. 67, 80538 München, Germany
Tel.: +49-89-2178-2195 (phone) -2192 (fax) 
Email: ester@dbs.informatik.uni-muenchen.de
WWW: http://www.dbs.informatik.uni-muenchen.de/~ester


1965 - 1968 Elementary School, Essen, Germany
1968 - 1977 Gymnasium (High School), Essen, Germany
1977 - 1978 Mandatory Civil Service at the Protestant Youth Council, Essen, Germany
1978 - 1984 Study of Computer Science at University of Dortmund , from October 1978 to July1984 (incl. one year of full time project work), specializing in Data Base Systems (Prof. A.B. Cremers), Diploma Thesis “Extending a Semantic Data Model with Operations”, Diploma (M.Sc.) degree in Computer Sciene July 1984


1984-1988 Teaching and Research Assistant Institute for Computer Science of the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), from August 1984 to December 1988, 

specializing in Knowledge Based Systems (Prof. H.-J. Appelrath), PhD. Thesis “Consistency Tools for PROLOG Knowledge Bases”, 

Dr. sc. techn. (PhD.) degree in May 1989


1989 - 1993 Senior and Advisory Systems Engineer, SWISSAIR (Swiss Airline), Zurich, from April 1989 to July1993, 

“New Technologies” group in the information systems department, 

programming and management of several successful projects in the areas of expert systems and knowledge based simulation such as

ARGOS (Aircargo Revenue Generating and Optimizing System), 

Pricing (Marketing and Pricing for the European flights), 

Cargo-Terminal (Design and Simulation of the planned Cargo-Terminal),

responsibility for contacts with universities and software companies.

1993 - now

(summer term)

Scientific Assistant, C1 and C2 (Assistant Professor), Institute for Computer Science of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, from September 1993 until now, 

Research and Teaching Unit “Data Base Systems” (Prof. H.-P. Kriegel), Habilitation Thesis “Knowledge Discovery in Spatial Databases”, Dr. habil. degree in January 1999

Guest Professor at University of Augsburg