Oscar Corcho, PhD, is a lecturer at Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Facultad de Informática, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He belongs to the Ontology Engineering Group at UPM.
Previously, he worked as a Marie Curie research fellow at the University of Manchester, and was a research manager at iSOCO. He holds a degree in Computer Science, an MSc in Software Engineering and a PhD in Computational Science and Artificial Intelligence from UPM. He was awarded the Third National Award by the Spanish Ministry of Education in 2001.
His research activities are focused on Semantic Grid, Semantic Web and Ontological Engineering. He has participated in a number of EU projects in these areas: SemsorGrid4Env, ADMIRE, OntoGrid, Esperonto, DIP, HOPS, SWWS, Knowledge Web, OntoWeb and MKBEEM, and has also participated in the HALO project, funded by Vulcan Inc.
He has published two books, “Ontological Engineering" and "A layered declarative approach to ontology translation with knowledge preservation", and more than 50 papers in journals, conferences and workshops. He usually participates in the organisation or in the programme committees of relevant international conferences and workshops.