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Bernardo Cuenca Grau

Dr Bernardo Cuenca Grau

Research Fellow


University of Oxford

Research summary

My research interests are in Artificial Intelligence and Information Systems. In particular, I am interested in all aspects of Semantic technologies, including theoretical foundations, algorithm design, and tool development. My research has focused around the metadata representation language RDF, the ontology language OWL, and the query language SPARQL. RDF is a flexible, graph-based data model that is currently being used in a wide range of applications; OWL is an ontology language with firm theoretical roots in first-order logic and the description logic family of knowledge representation formalisms; finally, SPARQL is a language for querying and manipulating RDF datasets enhanced with OWL ontologies. Recently, I have been involved in the development of novel techniques for query formulation and semantic search, query processing, information hiding, and ontology management. These techniques have been implemented in open-source tools such as the reasoners MORe and PAGOdA , the semantic faceted search system SemFacet, and the ontology matching tool LogMap.

Grants awarded

Semantics-Aware Data Management: Scalable Querying Under Privacy Constraints

Scheme: University Research Fellowship

Dates: Oct 2014 - Sep 2017

Value: £278,242.23

Privacy in Ontology-based Information Systems

Scheme: University Research Fellowship

Dates: Oct 2009 - Sep 2014

Value: £532,888.05