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Ken Baclawski

Kenneth Baclawski College of Computer and Information Science Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

E-mail: ken-at-baclawski.com Work phone: 617-373-4631 Cell: 339-927-1316

see also: http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/kenb/

Ken's primary research area is ontology based computing. This includes research in the Semantic Web, formal (ontology-based) methods for software engineering and software modeling, ontology-based methods in bioinformatics, and high-performance semantically rich information retrieval.

Professor Baclawski holds 10 patents. He has authored over 360 professional articles in such journals and conferences as the National Academy of Science, Information Systems, the International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, and the International Semantic Web Conference. He has served on numerous peer review panels for the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Association for Computing Machinery and has served on many program committees of research conferences. He serves as a consultant to companies and government laboratories, and has edited and written several books and research monographs.

Ken has been involved in the development of the Semantic Web since it started. He has developed a consistency checker called ConsVISor that supports OWL Full. He is also the principal designer of BaseVISor, a high-performance forward-chaining rule engine for Semantic Web reasoning. Both of these efforts were sponsored by VIStology under contracts with DARPA and other government agencies.

He is also actively involved in applying ontology-based computing techniques in other domains, such as wireless networks and biomedical research.


Brief Bio: (for 2008.03.27 OOR-Panel)

Kenneth Baclawski is an Associate Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. Professor Baclawski's primary research area is ontology based computing. This includes research in the Semantic Web, ontology-based methods in the health sciences, and methods for decision making in the presence of uncertainty. Professor Baclawski holds 10 patents and has authored over 360 publications in such journals and conferences as the National Academy of Science, Information Systems, the International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, and the International Semantic Web Conference. He has served on numerous peer review panels and program committees for the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Association for Computing Machinery. He serves as a consultant to companies and government laboratories, and has edited and written several books and research monographs, including "Ontologies for Bioinformatics" published by the MIT Press, and "Introduction to Probability with R" published by Chapman and Hall.