Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation - Dr. Nicola Guarino - Thu 2006-02-02    (JKX)

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http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/resource/presentation/NicolaGuarino_20060202/NicolaGuarino_20060202.png [picture of Dr. Nicola Guarino]    (JLO)

Nicola Guarino (1954) is a senior research scientist at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR), where he leads the Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) in Trento. He graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Padova in 1978, with a thesis on biomedical engineering. In 1979–1984 he was in charge of the data acquisition and monitoring system of a large nuclear fusion experiment in Padova. He then moved to the area of knowledge representation, joining the CNR Institute of Systems Theory and Biomedical Engineering (LADSEB-CNR) to work initially on medical expert systems. He moved to ISTC-CNR in 2003. He has been working on the foundations of knowledge representation and conceptual modeling for more than twenty years, playing a leading role in developing a strongly interdisciplinary approach that combines together Computer Science, Philosophy, and Linguistics, and relies on Logic as a unifying paradigm.    (JM3)

He is editor-in-chief (with MarkMusen) of the Journal of Applied Ontology, associate editor of the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies and the Journal of Data Semantics, and general chair of the FOIS (Formal Ontology in Information Systems) conference series.    (JM4)

Session Recording of the NicolaGuarino Talk    (JMH)

 (Thanks to KurtConrad, BobSmith and PeterYim for their help with getting the session recorded.  -ppy)    (JMI)