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Alex Borgida

Professor
Email: 
Phone: 
(848) 445-8315
Office: 
CoRE 315
Office Hours: 

Wednesday 1:30pm - 2:50pm in CoRE 315

Research Area: 
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.
Conceptual modeliing in AI, DB, SE.
Applications of KRR to languages, methodologies of improved Information System and Software Design
Address: 
Department of Computer Science
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
110 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019
USA
Biography: 

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, and Ontology-Based Data Access. 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
Publications: 
Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

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
  • Tugba Kulahchioglu
Alumni: 
  • William Cohen    Machine Learning            Full Professor, CMU
  • Premkumar Devanbu       Software Engineering     Full Professor, UC Davis
  • Deborrah McGuinness     Semantics Web   Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor
  • Mukesh Dalal      serial enterpreneur         BEA Systems
  • Yuan An*             semantic technologies    Associate Professor, Drexel University
  • Neil Ernst*          software engineering      CMU Software Engineering Institute