Integrating Semantic Web in the Real World: A journey between two cities
Juan F. Sequeda is the co-founder of Capsenta, a spin-off from his research, and the Senior Director of Capsenta Labs. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are on the intersection of Logic and Data and in particular between the Semantic Web and Relational Databases for data integration, ontology based data access and semantic/graph data management. Juan is the recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, received 2nd Place in the 2013 Semantic Web Challenge for his work on ConstituteProject.org, Best Student Research Paper at the 2014 International Semantic Web Conference and the 2015 Best Transfer and Innovation Project awarded by Institute for Applied Informatics. Juan is the General Chair of 2018 Alberto Mendelzon Workshop on Foundations of Databases (AMW2018), was the PC chair of the ISWC 2017 In-Use track, is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Web Semantics and member of multiple program committees (ISWC, ESWC, WWW, AAAI, IJCAI). Juan is a member of the Linked Data Benchmark Council (LDBC) Graph Query Languages task force and has also been an invited expert and standards editor at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).