My research interests are in logics for Knowledge Representation. I am especially interested in ontology-based technologies and their applications to the Semantic Web. I have been recently involved in the design of the ontology language OWL 2 and have participated in the development of techniques, algorithms and tools for ontology processing, design, and maintenance.
I was born in Valencia (Spain) in 1978. In 2001 I joined the Ph.D. program in Computer Science at the Universidad de Valencia. In 2002, I obtained an F.P.U doctoral fellowship (Beca para la Formacion del Profesorado Universitario) from the Spanish government, which funded my research. My doctoral fellowship also allowed me to visit the University of Maryland at College Park, where I completed my doctoral work on Knowledge Representation and Semantic Web technologies. In 2005 I defended my dissertation and soon after I joined the Information Management Group at the University of Manchester as a postdoctoral Research Fellow. After two years in Manchester, I joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford as a Research Officer. I have recently been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship which will fund my research at Oxford for the next 5 years.
Benchmarking Ontology−based Query Rewriting Systems. Martha Imprialou‚ Giorgos Stoilos and Bernardo Cuenca Grau In Proceedings of the Twenty−Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2012). AAAI Press. July, 2012.
Completeness Guarantees for Incomplete Ontology Reasones: Theory and Practice. Bernardo Cuenca Grau‚ Boris Motik‚ Giorgos Stoilos and Ian Horrocks. In Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR). Vol. 43. Pages 419−476. 2012.
Large scale Interactive Ontology Matching: Algorithms and Implementation Ernesto Jimenez Ruiz‚ Bernardo Cuenca Grau‚ Yujiao Zhou and Ian Horrocks. Accepted in the 20th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2012).
Ontology Evolution under Semantic Constraints. Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, Evgeny Kharlamov and Dmitriy Zheleznyakov. In 13th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. Rome, Italy. June 2012
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].