Lisa Colvin brings years of experience in knowledge-based systems.
Lisa is architect for the Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR) project at the California Digital Library.
Lisa has been developing large-scale ontologies and semantic-based applications for over 15 years. At TopQuadrant, she developed data architecture standards for naming, identification and metadata for the NASA Constellation Program. Prior to TQ, she developed knowledge application services for Genentech, fought spam at Inktomi / Yahoo!, and was product manager for [[VerticalNet]]s Ontology Builder. Her interest in ontologies began with her work as a computational linguist on the first attempt to formalize common-sense knowledge in a multi-contextual knowledge base, the CYC project at Cycorp. She received her M.S. in Technology Commercialization from University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in Linguistics also from UT-Austin, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Tufts University.