I’m Senior Knowledge and Data Engineer, with more than 10 years experience in building Knowledge Graphs (KG), ontologies, taxonomies and data integration/transformation pipelines. I currently work with Inter IKEA Systems B.V. as lead KG expert and independent consultant. I’m also Research Scientist collaborating with the ADAPT SFI Research Centre and Trinity College Dublin.
My research interests are focused on Knowledge Graphs, Semantic Web, Web of Data, Knowledge Representation and the application of semantic technologies to different domains, such as Personalisation, Climate and Environmental Research, Health and Open (Government) Data. In these areas, I have experience on foundational and applied research on both EU-funded and industry projects.
Prior joining ADAPT, I worked as postdoctoral researcher in the “Enterprise Information Systems” department at Fraunhofer IAIS and the “Smart Data Analytics” group at the University of Bonn. As senior researcher in the department, I had the role of coordinator (shared with Prof. Auer) in the EU H2020 OpenBudgets.eu project, I supervised a group of nine people (both PhD students and software engineers) and contributed to European and industry research projects such as BigDataOcean, SLIPO.eu, Bonn-Budget, ODINE and LinDA.
In 2014, I received my Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Prior to joining Fraunhofer, I contributed to research efforts (2010-2014) at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), the largest Semantic Web research centre worldwide at the time. During my PhD, my primary research was on provenance for the Web of Data and user profiling across heterogeneous online communities. In 2014–2015, I was an ERCIM research fellow visiting Fraunhofer IAIS (Sankt Augustin) and the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG) at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).