Prof. Dr. Asunción Gómez-Pérez is Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Doctoral Studies at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). She is Full Professor at UPM and the foundress and Director of the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG).
She was Head of the Department of Artificial Intelligence (2008-2016) at School of Computer Engineers (UPM). Nowadays she is Academic Director of the Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence (since 2009) and Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Artificial Intelligence (since 2009) at the same University.
She has been awarded with the ARITMEL Award – National Prize of Computer Science 2015-, the Annual Award of Investigation of the UPM (2015) and the National Prize Ada Byron for the Technologist Woman in its second edition (2015).
She took part in the creation of a global scale of the area of Ontologies and Semantic Web from its beginning and founded the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG) -which she leads since then- and that has the 8th position in the ranking of the research groups in the UPM (the first position in research activities). The OEG is the support of Madrid ODI´s node.
As part of his involvement in the Open Data Institute node in Madrid, Oscar leads the Spanish thematic network on Open Data for Smart Cities, where joint guidelines and vocabularies are being proposed for the harmonisation of datasets across open data portals in Spain. He has been also involved in the creation of the Spanish technical norm UNE178301:2015 on Open Data for Smart Cities, which proposes a maturity model to assess and improve the quality of open data implementations for cities, and on the ongoing OjoalData100 initiative for the identification of the 100 most relevant open datasets for cities. And he has advised on the implementation of the open data API for Zaragoza.
Furthermore, in 2013 Oscar co-founded Localidata, a company specialised on providing support on the implementation of open data strategies by cities.
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Dr. Raúl García-Castro is Assistant Professor at the Computer Science School at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain.
Daniel Vila Suero is a PhD student at the OEG, and MSc in Computer Science.
Nandana Mihindukulasooriya is a member of the Ontological Engineering Group at UPM. He is currently doing a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and his main research interests include quality assessment and repair of Linked Data, Linked Data Certification, Read-write Linked Data applications, Enterprise Application Integration, and Transactions.