I'm a Research Scientist in the Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR) at Stanford University. In my work with the Protégé group, I research methods to build, maintain, and reason over knowledge bases represented in the Web Ontology Language (OWL). I teach the Protégé Short Course, which covers the OWL language, and building, reasoning, and querying OWL ontologies with the Protégé toolset. In my work with the Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR), I investigate methods to standardize metadata that describe scientific data, in an effort to make the metadata queryable and the associated data findable.
My research interests revolve around artificial intelligence, knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology engineering, and Semantic Web. 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 skiing.