I'm a Research Scientist in the Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR) at Stanford University. I research methods and develop tools (such as the Protégé ontology editor) for building, comparing, versioning, and reasoning over knowledge bases primarily represented as OWL ontologies. As part of the Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR) project, I investigate methods to automatically clean and semantically enrich (with ontology terms) metadata that describe scientific datasets in public repositories, in an effort to make the metadata (and associated data) FAIR and queryable.
My research interests revolve around artificial intelligence, knowledge representation and reasoning, machine and deep learning, ontology engineering, knowledge graphs, and Semantic Web technologies.
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.