About me

Francesco Osborne

I am Research Fellow at theĀ Knowledge Media institute of the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK, where I lead the SKM3 team. I was previously Research Associate at the same university. My research focuses on Information Extraction, Large Scale Knowledge Graphs, Science of Science, Semantic Web, Research Analytics, and Semantic Publishing.

The SKM3 team aims at producing innovative approaches leveraging large-scale data mining, semantic technologies, machine learning and visual analytics for making sense of scholarly data and forecast research dynamics. We collaborate with major publishers, universities, and companies in the space of innovation for producing a variety of innovative services for supporting researchers, editors, and research polities makers.

We recently released the Computer Science Ontology (CSO, http://cso.kmi.open.ac.uk), which is currently the largest taxonomy of research areas in the field. CSO has also been adopted by Springer Nature and provides the basis for all solutions we developed for them.

For recent news refer to the SKM3 team site.

You can find more info on my resume (one page version, extended version).