Since January 2006 I’m a Research Fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University. I’m part of the Semantic Web Services group led by John Domingue. Therein I have done research as part of the Internet Reasoning Service in the context of the projects DIP and SUPER. More recently during the SOA4All I revisited the work on semantic Web services expanding it to Web APIs and RESTful services and integrating it with Linked Data technologies. As part of this research we have produced a number of generic tools such as iServe, SWEET, OmniVoke, which we have used to build applications such as SugarTube, and SOA4RE. Currently I’m working as OU’s Principal Investigator in the EU project VPH-Share. Therein we are applying our technologies to support the processing and analysis of large quantities of heterogeneous data from the biomedical domain.
Between May 2002 and November 2005 I worked at San Sebastian’s Technology Park as a researcher working on the European Project OBELIX. During this period I worked on my PhD thesis in which I designed, implemented, tested and evaluated a generic infrastructure for the development of Knowledge-Based Services for the Web. I was also the IT administrator of the laboratory’s premises and was supervising several master theses centred around the use of the Internet for better supporting people to work in cooperation.
I obtained my degree in Computer Science in July 2002 and my PhD in Artificial Intelligence in April 2006, both from the University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian. Prior to this, my background is just a mixture of French and Spanish education that has ended up, well, forcing me to migrate to the UK!