NCOR-affilated ontologists are involved in collaborative ventures with many leading national and international institutions. Many of these ontologists are centered at the University at Buffalo. They have received major funding for ontology-related projects from the NSF, NIH, US and Canadian defense agencies and defense industries, and from the European Union.

NCOR Scientists

Barry Smith

Barry Smith

Research in theoretical and applied ontology


Shane Babock

Shane Babcock

Research in Traditional metaphysics and infectious disease ontology


Bill Duncan

Bill Duncan

Research in Ontology, Dental Informatics, & Machine Learning



Rajiv Kishore

Research in computational ontology with applications in business information systems and other areas.



David Limbaugh

Research in ontology, referent tracking, and enhanced object-based production with biomedical and intelligence community applications.



Ron Rudnicki

Research in applied ontology, semantic web technologies, and related areas for military intelligence.




Research in pathway knowledge representation, computational biology, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, rich user interface, parallel computing.



Mauricio B. Almedia

Research in knowledge representation, applied ontologies, information security, biomedical and legal vocabularies.



Lindsay Cowell

Research in Computational immunology and infectious disease ontology.



Janna Hastings

Research in Medical knowledge, Decision support, Artificial intelligence, Applied ontology, Health



Jobst Landgrebe

Founder and CEO of Cognotekt, GmBH, an AI company based in Cologne specialised in the design and implementation of holistic AI solutions.



Eric Little



Fabian Neuhaus

Research in Ontologies and Ontology Languages


Pierre Grenon

Research in Ontology, high-level integration and domain-specific modelling, Machine-processable knowledge representation and reasoning , Semantic metadata, data and information management, Knowledge acquisition, business user requirements



Jonathan Simon

Research in AI explainability and transparency, ontology of socially complex domains.



Research in Knowledge Representation, Ontology Engineering, Semantic Computing, Semantic Web, Linked Data/Big Data, Command and Control/Situation Awareness.



Carter-Beau Benson

Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo 
Bioethics, Pluarlism, and Applied Ontology



Delaney McNulty

Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo 
Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Psychology, and Applied Ontology


John Beverley

John Beverley

Vice President of NCOR
Research in Formal Ontology, Logic, Philosophy of Medicine, Bioethics



Research in Gene Ontology, Cell Ontology, immunology ontologies, ontologies of neurology and neurological diseases.




Peter Elkin





Research in Development and implementation of ontologies for military and biomedical applications; mental health, psychiatry, and neurology.





Research in Traditional metaphysics and the ontology of disease and dysfunction.</



Research in ontologies, semantic web, knowledge representation and reasoning, biomedical informatics.




Brian Donohue

Research Interests: Social and deontic ontology, finance, methodology, and semantic technology




Yongqun He

Research in ontology, microbiology, vaccinology, nephrology, literature mining, machine learning



Rasmus Larsen

Research in formal and Applied Ontology; Philosophy of Science; Forensic Epistemology; Forensic Psychology.



Tatiana Malyuta

Associate Professor in Computer Systems and Technology Department at the New York City College of Technology



Mitsu Okada

Research in Logic (proof theory), theoretical computer science, and theoretical linguistics



James Overtone

Research in scientific database integration, ontology development, software development, philosophy of science



Lowell Vizenor



Christian Will



Austin Liebers

PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo 
Research in Metaphysics, Metaethics, Aesthetics, and Applied Ontology




Alec Sculley

Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo
Research in Applied Philosophy, Ethics, Social Philosophy, and Applied Ontology



Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo




Research in ontology – based engineering, modular ontologies, semantic interoperability



Werner Ceusters

Chief, Division of Biomedical Ontology

Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics

Research Director, Institute for Healthcare Informatics

Director, Ontology Research Group



Thomas Bittner

Research in formal and applied ontology, ontology of space, time and spatial entities, spatio-temporal reasoning, bio-medical ontology.</div



Maureen Donnelly

Research in logic, formal foundations of ontology, mereology, biomedical ontology.



David Hershenov

Research in ontological and ethical aspects of medicine, covering topics such as abortion, death, cloning, personal identity, and the definitions of health and sickness.



Eric Merrell

Eric Merrell

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab 
Research interests: applied ontology, information representation, artificial intelligence



Research in computational ontology with applications in business information systems and other areas.



Division Chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Research in applied Ontology, Human/Machine Teaming, Mission Engineering, and Data-Centric Object-Based Production



JMPOAlexander P. Cox

Senior Ontologist, CUBRC, Inc.
Research in applied ontology and semantic web technologies for military intelligence and biomedical informatics, especially outer space and neurology.



Tim Prudhomme

Software developer and consultant focusing on applying methods from formal semantics, the semantic web, and logic to the development of software, especially for healthcare and biomedical informatics.



Mathias Brochhausen

Research in knowledge representation, biomedical vocabularies and ontologies, and semantic web technologies in biology and medicine



Francesco Furini

Research in ontology and engineering design






William Hogan

Research in Biomedical ontology and Referent Tracking systems



Asyiah Yu Lin

Research in ontology development, applied ontology for medical device surveillance, patient safety, and precision medicine



William Mandrick

Research in Military ontology, conflict processes, counterinsurgency operations, and command and control.



J. Niel Otte

Research in evidence ontologies for the social sciences, experimental methods, ethics, moral psychology, and experimental philosophy



Selja Seppala

Research in Terminology, logic of definitions, Basic Formal Ontology (BFO).



Fernanda Farinelli

Research in data management, data governance, and ontologies.