Date(s) - 22/02/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre (MRC), Seminar Room A & B
Understanding and Exploiting Semantic Data
Dr. Jeff Z. Pan
The talk will begin with some example to illustrate why and how ontology and linked data technologies can be useful for data integration. I will then present some recent results that are related to the Marie Curie K-Drive project, in particular on understanding and exploiting semantic data, including query generation, ontology authoring and streaming ontological reasoning.
Dr. Jeff Z. Pan is a Reader (non-chair Professor) and leader of the Knowledge Technology group in the Department of Computing Science at University of Aberdeen. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester in 2004. His research focuses primarily on knowledge representation, data understanding and exploitation, in particular on efficient and scalable semantic reasoning and querying for improving data exploitation. He has over 150 refereed publications on related topics. He is a key contributor to the W3C OWL2 standard (see e.g. the well-known TrOWL reasoner, http://trowl.org/
). He is active in organising conferences, events and special issues in the fields of semantic technologies and big data (ISWC, ESWC, JIST, AAAI, JBGR, RR, Reasoning Web Summer School etc.) He is an editor of the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS) and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Web Semantics (JoWS) and Big Data Research (JBDR). His group has been working closely with industrial partners and user partners (see the list of related projects). He coordinates the EU MSCA K-Drive network on understanding and exploiting knowledge graphs.