Oscar Corcho


Slow-cooked data and APIs in the world of Big Data: the view from a city perspective

Have you ever thought about the relationships between fast food and data? You may well think that fast food chains make a strong use of large sets of data, and you will be probably right. And what about the slow food concept? How much is it related to our data-intensive world? After this talk you may run the risk of looking at data in your computer and seeing food, and viceversa.


Oscar Corcho is an Associate Professor at Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial (Facultad de Informática, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), where he co-leads the Ontology Engineering Group, and co-founder of Localidata. Previously, he worked as a Marie Curie research fellow at the University of Manchester, and was a research manager at iSOCO. He holds an MSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from UPM.

He was awarded the Third National Award by the Spanish Ministry of Education in 2001. At Localidata, he is mainly focused on helping cities in improving their open data management processes, taking as much advantage as possible of the open data that they are already releasing, and coming to agreements on how to expose their data in a homogeneous manner, as well as helping developers in making use of the wealth of open data that public and private institutions are releasing. At OEG-UPM, his research activities are mainly focused on Ontological Engineering, Linked Data, Semantic e-Science and the application of semantics to IoT.