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Barry Smith     (1)

Director, National Center for Ontological Research, and Julian Park Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Neurology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA.     (1A)


Research Director, Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.     (1B)

Barry Smith is the author of some 500 scientific publications, including 25 authored or edited books. He is also editor of The Monist: An International Quarterly Journal of General Philosophical Inquiry. His research has been funded by the US, Swiss and Austrian National Science Foundations, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Volkswagen Foundation, the German Ministry of Health, and the European Union. In 2002 he received in recognition of his scientific achievements the 2.2 Million Euro Wolfgang Paul Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.     (1H1)

Smith’s current research focus is ontology and its applications, especially in biomedicine and biomedical informatics, including a variety of projects relating to biomedical terminologies, immunology clinical trial data, and electronic health records. He is one of the Coordinating Editors of the OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies) Foundry project, details of which are provided here:     (1H2)

He also maintains a blog pertaining to the use and misuse of information models in the medical domain:     (1H5)

He initiated the Ontology for the Intelligence Community (now: Semantic Technology for Intelligence Defense and Security) conference series; has worked on a number of US Army sponsored projects, including creating the Universal Core Semantic Layer with Lowell Vizenor and Jim Schoening:     (1H7)

See also:     (1H9)