Instructors

The tutorial is offered by the following members of the Cogito Research Lab at Expert System.

Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez (jmgomez@expertsystem.com) works in the intersection of several areas of Artificial Intelligence, including Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Graphs and Machine Learning. His vision is to enable machines to understand text and other data modalities like diagrams in a way similar to how humans read. At Expert System, Jose Manuel leads the Cogito Research Lab in Madrid, where he focuses on the combination of structured knowledge graphs and neural representations to extend Cogito‘s capabilities. Before Expert System, he worked at iSOCO, one of the first european companies to deploy AI solutions on the Web. He consults for organizations like the European Space Agency and is the co-founder of ROHub.org, the platform for scientific information management based on research objects. A former Marie Curie fellow, Jose Manuel holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He regularly publishes in top scientific conferences and journals and his views have appeared in magazines like Nature and Scientific American, as well as newspaper like El País.

Ronald Denaux (rdenaux@expertsystem.com) is a senior researcher at Expert System. Ronald obtained his MSc in Computer Science from the Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands. After a couple of years working in industry as a software developer for a large IT company in The Netherlands, Ronald decided to go back to academia. He obtained a PhD, again in Computer Science, from the University of Leeds, UK. Ronald’s research interests have revolved around making semantic web technologies more usable for end users, which has required research into (and resulted in various research publications in) the areas of Ontology Authoring and Reasoning, Natural Language Interfaces, Dialogue Systems, Intelligent User Interfaces and User Modelling. Besides research, Ronald also participates in knowledge transfer and product development.

Raul Ortega (rortega@expertsystem.com) is a research engineer at Expert System. Raul obtained his degree in Computer Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. After joining Expert System he participated in the development of different applications for the recommendation of scientific content and management of scholarly communications in the context of the EVER-EST project funded by the European research program Horizon 2020. Since he obtained his degree, his main focus has been on research in multi-modal knowledge extraction and transfer learning.