I'm a research software engineer in the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR) at Stanford University. I work on methodologies and tools for engineering OWL ontologies, such as the Protégé ontology editor, as well as for authoring metadata, as part of the Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR) project. My research interests revolve around knowledge representation, automated reasoning, software and ontology engineering, and Semantic Web technologies.
Before coming to Stanford I graduated with a Ph.D. from The University of Manchester, in the Information Management Group of the School of Computer Science, under the supervision of Uli Sattler and Bijan Parsia. My main hobbies are scuba diving (I'm an Open Water Scuba Instructor), sailing, surfing, and more recently skiing.