People

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 Senior Scientists

1. Located in Buffalo

Barry SmithBarry Smith

(Director of NCOR; Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo)
Research in theoretical and applied ontology.

 

 

Thomas BittnerThomas Bittner

(Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo)
Formal and applied ontology, ontology of space, time and spatial entities, spatio-temporal reasoning, bio-medical ontology.

 

Werner CeustersWerner Ceusters

(Chief, Division of Biomedical Ontology, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University at Buffalo; Research Director, Institute for Health Informatics, University at Buffalo)
Referent Tracking for data management. See CV.

 

Alexander D. DiehlAlexander D. Diehl

(Department of Neurology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo)
Gene Ontology, Cell Ontology, immunology ontologies, ontologies of neurology and neurological diseases.

 

 

Randy DipertRandall Dipert

(Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo)
Research in metaphysics/ontology, logic, and philosophy of mathematics.

 

 

 

Brian Donohue

(Ontologist, CUBRC, Inc.)
Research Interests: Social and deontic ontology, methodology, and semantic technology.

 

 

Maureen DonnellyMaureen Donnelly

(Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo)
Logic, formal foundations of ontology, mereology, biomedical ontology.

 

William Duncan

(Associate Director, Clinical Data Network at Roswell Park Cancer Institute). Creator of the Ontology for Oral Health and Disease, the Antibody Ontology, and ontologies to support the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

 

 

Peter Elkin

Peter L. Elkin

(Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University at Buffalo; Professor of Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo)

 

 

 

David HershenovDavid Hershenov

(Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo)
Author of a series of important papers on ontological and ethical aspects of medicine, covering topics such as abortion, death, cloning, personal identity, and the definitions of health and sickness.

 

 

Mark Jensen

(Ontologist, CUBRC Inc.)

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

 

Rajiv KishoreRajiv Kishore

(Management Science and Systems Department, University at Buffalo)
Research on computational ontology with applications in business information systems and other areas.

 

 

David Mark

(Department of Geography and National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), University at Buffalo)
Research on multiple aspects of geographic information science, notably geospatial ontology and spatial cognition and language.

 

 

 

J. Neil Otte

(Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo)

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

 

 

Rahul RaiRahul Rai

(Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University at Buffalo)
Research on applied and computational ontology with applications in manufacturing, product design, and systems engineering.

 

 

Ram RameshRam Ramesh

(Chair of Management Science and Systems Department, University at Buffalo)
Research on computational ontology with applications in business information systems and other areas.

 

 

Ron RudnickiRon Rudnicki

(Senior Research Scientist, CUBRC, Inc.)
Applied ontology, semantic web technologies, and related areas for military intelligence.

 

 

 

Alan RuttenbergAlan Ruttenberg

(Institute for Health Informatics and School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo)
Pathway knowledge representation, computational biology, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, rich user interface, parallel computing.

 

 

Dagobert SoergelDagobert Soergel

(Chair, Department of Library and Information Studies, University at Buffalo)
Ontologies and knowledge organization systems and integration with digital information spaces.

 

 

  Neil E. Williams

(Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo)
Traditional metaphysics and the ontology of disease and dysfunction.

 

 

 

2. Located in Collaborating Institutions Outside Buffalo

Mauricio B. AlmediaMauricio B. Almeida

(Information Science School, Federal University of Minas Gerais)
Research in knowledge representation, applied ontologies, information security, biomedical and legal vocabularies.

 

 

Jonathan P. Bona

(Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
Ontologies, semantic web, knowledge representation and reasoning, biomedical informatics.

 

Mathias BrochhausenMathias Brochhausen

(Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
Formal and applied ontology, biomedical ontologies, medical information management, ontology evaluation.

 

 

Lindsay CowellLindsay Cowell

(Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
Computational immunology and infectious disease ontology.

 

 

 

FFrancescoFuriniPhotorancesco Furini

(Department of Mechanics, Milan Polytechnic, Italy)
Ontology and engineering design.

 

 

 

Amanda-HicksAmanda Hicks

(Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & PolicyInstitute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida)

 

 

 

William HoganWilliam R. Hogan

(Director, Biomedical Informatics, Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida)
Biomedical ontology and Referent Tracking systems.

 

 

 

Jobst Landgrebe

(Cognotekt, Germany)
Healthcare Information Technology.

 

 

Tatiana Malyuta

(Department of Computer Systems Technology, CUNY College of Technology (NYCTC), New York, NY)
Research in data models, data design, database technologies, and ontology-based intelligence analysis.

 

 

 

William MandrickWilliam Mandrick

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

 

 

 

Fabian Neuhaus

(Institute of Knowledge and Language Engineering, University of Magdeburg, Germany)
Common logic, reasoning with complex ontologies, and ontology modularity.

Mitsu Okada

(Department of Philosophy, Keio University)
Logic (proof theory), theoretical computer science, and theoretical linguistics.

 

James Overton

(Knocean.com)
Scientific database integration, ontology development, software development, philosophy of science.

 

 

Selja SeppalaSelja Seppälä

(Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida)
Terminology research, logic of definitions, Basic Formal Ontology.

 

 

 

Lowell VizenorLowell Vizenor

(Chief Technology Officer, Securboration, Washington D.C.)
Ontologies, semantic technology.

 

 

Fernanda Farinelli

(Information Science School, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil;
Visiting researcher at Department of  Philosophy and Department of Biomedical Informatics, University at Buffalo)
Data management, data governance, and ontologies.

 

JMPOJosé M Parente de Oliveira

(Computer Science Department, Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil)

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

 

s200_hedi.levitchMohamed Hedi Karray

(INP-ENIT, Federal University of Toulouse, France)
Ontology – based engineering, modular ontologies, semantic interoperability