SmartAgriHubs North East Regional Cluster co-leader, Head of Data Analytics & Semantics Department, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
Dr Raul Palma – SmartAgriHubs North East Regional Cluster co-leader, Head of Data Analytics & Semantics Department, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
I have more than 14 years of experience in research projects. The focus of my work is applied research in the areas of Semantic Web, ontology engineering, digital preservation and distributed technologies.
Currently, I work at Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), a research center in Poland, where I lead the R&D activities around applied Semantic Web technologies and the participation of the center in different EU projects around these topics, including the preparation of project proposals. As part of this work, I am involved in the specification of software architectures, systems design and API definitions, in addition of leading a team of software engineers and developers. I also collaborate occasionally with the Poznan University of Technology (PUT), where I have participated in other EU project.
Previously, I worked at the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG) from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain, where I participated in different EU projects, and I also collaborated with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.
Before that, I worked at the Universidad Galileo in Guatemala, leading the Master program of Information Systems, and the Databases courses in the main undergraduate program. I was also teacher both in the graduate and undergraduate programs, specially for the Database courses.
Finally, at the beginning of my career I worked at Executrain/Prosisco in Guatemala, as a System analyst and Microsoft Trainer.
I have strong background and experience as a developer. I have worked with different programming languages during my career, especially Java. However, during the last years, I have not been actively involved in actual development tasks, as the focus of my current work is in the research activities and management of projects. Nevertheless, I enjoy programming and I am a fast learner.
Specialties: Ontologies, RDF, OWL, Linked Data, SPARQL, provenance and evolution, research objects, Java, R&D management