Bio

I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, and the director of the Center for Semantic Web Research. I received a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2005. My research interests are in the areas of data management, applications of logic in computer science and Semantic Web. I have received an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship (2004), eight best paper awards at international conferences and a SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention in 2006 for my Ph.D. dissertation "Design Principles for XML Data". I have served on multiple program committees and editorial boards, and I have chaired the program committees of the 18th International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2015) and the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015). I participated as an invited expert in the World Wide Web Consortium group that standardized a language for translating relational data into RDF.

Courses

La Web Semántica: Herramientas para la publicación y extracción efectiva de información en la Web