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Martin Rezk - PhD.

I was born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1982. I lived there for 18 years.... same old story, seasons passed, things happened, some reading, no religion. Life. Then I started my studies in computer science at the Facultad de Astronomia, Matematica y Fisica (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba). During that time I also started to practice a contact karate style named Kyokushin. In 2007 I got my master degree, I won a national Kyokushin Torurnament, and I got my diver license. In 2008, I started my PhD studies in Bolzano, Italy and I dived with sharks in Australia... at night. The sharks decided not to eat me. I really appreciate that. In 2009-2010 I went to Stony Brook University (USA) to work with Michael Kifer, and I also started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I got 3rd place in the submission only Long Island Tournament. Last but not least, I have always enjoyed taking pictures, writing, climbing, and meeting fun people. I got my PhD on April 2012, and then I went to Korea for a postdoc at KAIST. After 1 year I moved back to Italy and for three years I lead the team developing the OBDA system Ontop. In December 2015 I came to Japan to work as a senior researcher in Rakuten. Nowadays I continue doing the same things: working, training, and jumping from place to place, maybe to escape, just like Qin Shi Huang and his 365 rooms.

''May Heaven exist, even if my place is Hell.''
Jorge Luis Borges,
The Library of Babel