Curriculum Vitae

Enrico Motta is Professor of Knowledge Technologies at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) of The Open University in UK. He has a Laurea in Computer Science from the University of Pisa in Italy and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the Open University.

His research spans a variety of aspects related to knowledge and media technologies, including ontology engineering, semantic web, knowledge-intensive problem solving, human-computer interaction, question answering, intelligent data integration, semantic search, and artificial intelligence. In particular much of his current work focuses on the integration of different types of computing technologies (such as, semantic, web, linguistic, and media technologies) to develop new solutions to the problems of locating and integrating information on the web and supporting users in making sense of complex models.

In particular much of his current work focuses on the integration of semantic and other technologies, such as web and language technologies, to develop new solutions for locating and integrating information on the web, to support problem solving or user-oriented scenarios (e.g., search, question answering, sensemaking, etc.).

Prof Motta has published over 280 refereed works, including the book Reusable Components for Knowledge Modelling, which is published by IOS Press. His h-index is 48.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Web Semantics and IEEE Intelligent Systems. In 2003 he founded the International Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web, which is now in its 9th edition. He is also the Chair of the NeOn Foundation, and a member of the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA).

Together with Tom Heath he won the Semantic Web Challenge at the 2007 International Semantic Web Conference and, in collaboration with other members of his research group, he has won the best paper award at the 2008 and 2009 Asian Semantic Web Conferences.

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