I am a research associate at the Knowledge Media Institute based in The Open University in Milton Keynes. The main topic of my PhD thesis was Semantic Web data integration, in particular, in the domain of Linked Data. Currently I am working in the SmartProducts project. In this project, I am developing ontologies modelling various types of data needed by smart products as well as continuing my research on semantic data integration. I also participate in activities of W3C Semantic Sensor Network Incubator Group.
My current academic CV is available here.
The focus of my research is Semantic Web data management, in particular:
- Semantic data integration. This is a complex problem which arises when combining semantic data from different repositories and involves several more specific problems such as instance coreference resolution, inconsistency resolution, and ontology matching. To facilitate the semantic data fusion process, we developed the KnoFuss semantic data fusion architecture. Light-weight data fusion techniques were included into the PowerAqua ontology-based question-answering system.
- Ontology engineering. My work in the SmartProducts project includes building ontologies modelling information needed by smart products to interact with the user in an intelligent way: in particular, context data (including sensor data), user profile, product capabilities, etc.