I studied Mathematics in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Madrid, Spain), and finished my degree with a specialism in Theoretical Computing. On 2010 I came to the UK to complete an MSc on Computing (Theory) at Imperial College London, where I won the Corporate Partnership programme Awards for Academic Excellence. I did my MSc project under the supervision of Dr James Brotherston and Prof. Philippa Gardner. The main topic of said project was reasoning in a Separation Logic style about a finite memory model.
I am currently a doctoral student under the supervision of Prof. Ian Horrocks and Dr. Bernardo Cuenca Grau, and a member of the KRR group. My work focuses on developing MORe, a reasoner that exploits module extraction techniques to efficiently compute classification of ontologies written in expressive description logics.
MORe: Modular Combination of OWL Reasoners for Ontology Classification. Ana Armas Romero‚ Bernardo Cuenca Grau and Ian Horrocks In Proceedings of the 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012). Springer. 2012.
Modular Combination of Reasoners for Ontology Classification. Ana Armas Romero‚ Bernardo Cuenca Grau and Ian Horrocks In Proc. of Description Logics workshop 2012.
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Doctoral Student Despoina Magka's paper entitled 'Ontology-Based Classification of Molecules: a Logic Programming Approach' has received the best paper prize at the 2012 Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences workshop [more information].
Boris Motik was recently successful in gaining an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship. The 5 year project, MaSI3: A Massively Scalable Intelligent Information Infrastructure, focuses on Ontology-based Data Management Systems (ODMSs). These are a new kind of data management system specifically designed to deal with complex data, by using natural language queries often across multiple relevant sources [more information].
Yavor Nenov's PhD thesis "Computability of Euclidean Spatial Logics" has been awarded the Best Thesis Prize of the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester [more information].
Ian Horrocks has been elected to join Academia Europæa, an eminent organization for European scholars. Academia Europæa was founded in 1988 and has over 2000 members, including around 40 Nobel Laureates [more information].
The Jaume I University of Castellon (Spain) has awarded a "Premio extraordinario de doctorado" (roughly translated as a Extraordinary Doctoral Award) to Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz who is now a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford's Department of Computer Science [more information].