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Alex Borgida

(848) 445-8315
CoRE 317
Research Area: 
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, esp. Description Logics.
Conceptual modeling in AI, DB, SE.
Applications of KRR to languages, methodologies for improved Information System and Software Design
Department of Computer Science
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
110 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019

My research interests are in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, where I am best know for research on Description Logics, which are today the foundation of Web Ontology Languages (OWL), and Ontology-Based Data Access (OBDA). I have applied KRR techniques to Databases and Software Requirements and Specification. In turn, these raised KRR issues that led me to new problems. I obtained my PhD in theoretical computational linguistics from the University of Toronto, where my supervisor was C. Raymond Perrault.  I travelled around the world for a year, and then switched to work on something more applied: conceptual modeling based on KR languages.

Awards & Distinctions: 
  • co-Recipient of Ray Reiter Best Paper Award at the 2016 International Conference on Knowldge Representation and Reasoning (KRR'16) - a bi-annual category I conference in AI.
  • co-Recipient of Award for the Retrospective ("n-10") Best Paper at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'94),  -- the premier conference in the field of Software Engineering
  • member of editorial boards of Journal of Applied Ontology, Journal of Data Semantics, International Journal of Intelligent Information Systems. International Journal of Cooperative Systems, Journal of Automated Software Engineering
  • Professor ("status only"), University of Torotno, allowing me to suppervise graduate students in the Dept. of Computer Science there
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Alexander Borgida, David Toman, Grant E. Weddell

Proc. Int. Conf on Knowledge Representation 2016: 319-328 (2016) [Ray Reiter Best Paper Prize]
October, 2016
  • Ray Reiter Best Paper Prize

Neil A. Ernst, Alexander Borgida, Ivan JuretaJohn Mylopoulos

Information Systems Journal 43,100-116
October, 2014
Classes Taught: 
  • Principles of Information and Data Management 
  • Introduction to Discrete Structures I 
  • Software Engineering 
  • Foundations Of Knowledge Representation 
Student, PostDocs, & Visitors: 
  • Valia Kalokyri
  • William Cohen    Machine Learning            Full Professor, CMU
  • Premkumar Devanbu       Software Engineering     Full Professor, UC Davis
  • Deborrah McGuinness     Semantics Web   Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor, RPI
  • Mukesh Dalal      serial enterpreneur         Columbia U, BEA Systems, Bose Corp.
  • Yuan An*            Semantic Technologies    Associate Professor, Drexel University
  • Neil Ernst*          Software Engineering      CMU SEI, University of Victoria, BC