As I'm departing from Biosphere 2 from an extremely enjoyable and productive meeting of The Phenotype Research Coordination Network, I'm reflecting on my lessons learned from diving into this research community I was rather unaware of previously.
The Data Semantics Lab was approved as member of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation), which is an open, networked community that brings together science, data and information technology practitioners. DaSeLab in particular intends to contribute to the newly formed ESIP Standing Committee for Semantic Technologies, which has grown out of the ESIP Semantic Web Cluster.
EC3 Fieldtrip: 2-7 August 2015
Yosemite NP and Owens Valley
The intention behind the EC3 field trip was to get together experts from different geological domains (tectonics, geochemistry, etc.) and computer scientists in the context of the NSF Earthcube program and community.
Seven members of the Data Semantics Lab – Reihaneh Amini, David Carral, Michelle Cheatham, Pascal Hitzler, Amit Joshi, Adila Krisnadhi, Raghava Mutharaju – attend
Steffen Hölldobler from TU Dresden, Germany, visited us yesterday and today. Among other things, he presented some of his recent research, on "Human Reasoning, Logic Programs and Connectionist Systems."
Yesterday, DaSe Lab members participated in the inaugural meeting of the new Data Science and Security Cluster (DSSC) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Wright State University. The cluster currently has 4 member labs which together comprise more than 40 people.
The participating labs currently are:
It was Spring 2012 when Krzysztof Janowicz invited me to the first GeoVoCamp he was to hold at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I completely didn't know what to expect. But trusting Krzysztof's ingeniuity with running events of all sorts, come I did.
Gratulations Kunal Sengupta on the successful defense of his PhD thesis. He will join Amazon as Software Development Engineer.
Thesis: Kunal Sengupta, A Language for Inconsistency-Tolerant Ontology Mapping. Dissertation, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Wright State University, 2015.
Data Semantics Laboratory, directed by Pascal Hitzler and Michelle CheathamDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Proposals submitted on the basis of Raghava Mutharaju's thesis work on the application of "Distributed Reasoning over Ontology Streams" and "Scalable Querying and Reasoning on Semantic data" to Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS Education grant were accepted.
Microsoft Azure provides access to its cloud services for a period of 1 year whereas Amazon AWS services are available for 2 years.