Dr Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz

Ernesto Jimenez Ruiz


Lecturer, City, University of London

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On September 23, 2019 Ernesto started a new position at the City, University of London as Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence.

Since April 2018 he is a Senior Research Associate at The Alan Turing Institute in London (UK) working in the Artificial Intelligence for Data Analytics (AIDA) project.  He also works for the University of Oslo (Norway) as a part-time Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Informatics.

In September 2016 he moved to Oslo to work as a researcher in the Centre for Scalable Data Access (SIRIUS) and the Analytical Solutions and Reasoning (ASR) group led by Prof. Arild Waaler and Prof. Martin Giese, respectively. He currently keeps a part-time position associated to SIRIUS.

In May 2015 Alessandro Solimando, a PhD student from the University of Genoa Ernesto was co-supervising together with Prof. Giovana Guerrini, defended his thesis on "Change Management in the Traditional and Semantic Web"

In January 2011, he joined the Information Systems group (University of Oxford, UK) led by Prof. Georg Gottlob and Prof. Ian Horrocks as a Research Assistant to work in the EPSRC project LogMap. Later in 2012 he worked as a researcher in the FP7 IP project Optique.

He achieved a doctoral degree with honors in Computer Science from the University Jaume I of Castellon (Spain) under the supervision of Dr. Rafael Berlanga Llavori (University Jaume I) and Dr. Bernardo Cuenca Grau (University of Oxford). The Jaume I University awarded a Premio extraordinario de doctorado (roughly translated as a Extraordinary Doctoral Award) to his doctoral thesis (Engineering category 2010-2011). During his PhD he visited several leading institutions in the UK, including the Text Mining Group at the European Bio-informatics Institute in Cambridge; the Information Management Group at University of Manchester; and the Oxford University Computing Laboratory (now Department of Computer Science).

Research interests

Dr Jiménez-Ruiz's research has covered several areas, including bio-medical information processing and integration, ontology reuse, ontology versioning and evolution, ontology alignment, and text mining. He has also designed novel algorithmic techniques and developed java-based tools to serve as a proof of concept of the conducted theoretical research. 

His current research interest focuses on the application of Semantic Web technologies to Data Analytics.

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Achievements and awards

The Jaume I University awarded Ernesto with a "Premio extraordinario de doctorado" (roughly translated as a Extraordinary Doctoral Award) to his doctoral thesis (Engineering category 2010-2011): Logic-based support for Ontology Development in Open Environments