Michael Uschold Ph.D.
Senior Ontology Consultant
Semantic Arts
Michael Uschold is an internationally recognized expert in ontology and semantic technology with 30 years of academic and industrial experience.  Two seminal papers document his work in co-pioneering the field of ontology engineering.  Michael is a regular invited speaker and panelist. He is on the editorial boards of two academic journals and has sat on numerous advisory boards and review panels.

Now an independent consultant, for most of 2008 and 2009, Michael was a senior ontologist at Reinvent Inc., an internet domaining company in Vancouver, CA.  His team created a commercial grade contextual advertising system using large scale ontologies, linked open data, natural language processing and machine learning.  A/B testing showed significant revenue increases.

From 1997-2008, Michael was a research scientist at The Boeing Company.  His early work on semantic interoperability among product design tools laid the foundation for production software.  From 1983-1997 he worked for The University of Edinburgh both as a senior member of technical staff in the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute and as a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Artificial Intelligence.

He received his PhD in Artificial Intelligence from The University of Edinburgh in 1991, a M.S. in computer science from Rutgers University in 1982, and a B.S. in math and physics at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1977 .

Sessions by Michael Uschold Ph.D.
Taxonomy Boot Camp 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
2:30 p.m - 3:00 p.m The Semantic Web: Down to Business