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Dr Feroz Farazi

Biography:

Dr. Feroz Farazi received his PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Trento (UNITN), Italy in 2010. He was involved in the EnAlgae project (http://www.enalgae.eu/) for the development of a decision support tool and a semantic search tool. He was also involved in the Open Data Trentino (ODT) project for the development of a large-scale Knowledge Base with data originating from the data catalogue of the Autonomous Province of Trento.

Dr Farazi worked on the Semantic Geo-Catalog (SGC) project. The goal of the SGC project was to extend the Geo-Catalog of the Autonomous Province of Trento with the semantic capability to better serve user queries. Between 2012 to 2015 he taught Semantic Web for the master's course entitled Logics for Data and Knowledge Representation.

His academic career began in 2001 with teaching at the undergraduate level in Bangladesh at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, where he was responsible for conducting both theoretical classes and hands-on sessions until 2003. Another three years at the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh enriched his career, comprising a total of 5 years of undergraduate level teaching experience.

Supervised students:

  • Md Rashedul Hasan (Co-supervised the student's PhD thesis on ontology-based systems development at UNITN)
  • Hui Yang (Guided ontology validation work of the student's Postdoc exchange studies at UNITN)
  • Amarsanaa Ganbold (Mentored ontology localization work in the student's exchange PhD studies)
  • Basak Asis Kumar (Co-supervised the student's master's thesis on entity matching).

Research Interests

Semantics

Ontology

Knowledge Representation

Design Automation

Engineering Process Modelling

Computational Modelling

Other Professional Activities

  • Workshop and Special Session Committee Co-Chair. IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2018, February 5 – February 7, 2018, Newport Beach, California, USA.
  • The Chief Organiser of IWSER Workshop: First International Workshop on Semantics for Engineering and Robotics (IWSER), a co-located event of IEEE ICSC 2018, February 5 – February 7, 2018, Newport Beach, California, USA.
  • Scientific Program Committee Member: International Workshop on Application of Semantic Web technologies in Robotics - AnSWeR Co-located with the 14th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2017) - Portoroz, Slovenia, 28 May - 1st June 2017.
  • Workshop and Special Session Committee Co-Chair. IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2017, January 30 – February 1, 2017, San Diego, California, USA.
  • The Chief Organiser of IWSER Workshop: First International Workshop on Semantics for Engineering and Robotics (IWSER), a co-located event of IEEE ICSC 2017, January 30 – February 1, 2017, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Publicity Committee Co-Chair: IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing, ICRC 2017, April 10 – 12, 2017, Taichung, Taiwan.
  • Technical Program Committee Member. The Third International Conference on Building and Exploring Web Based Environments, WEB 2015, May 24 – 29, 2015, Rome, Italy.
  • Technical Program Committee Member. The Seventh International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and Data Applications, DBKDA 2015, May 24 – 29, 2015, Rome, Italy.
  • Scientific Program Committee Member. International Conference on Knowledge Modelling and Knowledge Management, November 20 – 21, 2013, Bangalore, India.
  • Session Chair. Open Data Session in Knowledge in Diversity Workshop at the University of Trento, November 26 – 28, 2014, Trento, Italy.

Key Publications

Journal

  1. F. Farazi, C. Chapman, P. Raju and L. Melville. Ontology-based Faceted Semantic Search with Automatic Sense Disambiguation for Bioenergy Domain. In: International Journal of Big Data Intelligence, 2017 (accepted).
  2. F. Farazi, C. Chapman, P. Raju and W. Byrne. Model-Based Documentation. In: Encyclopedia with Semantic Computing and Robotic Intelligence, 2017.
  3. F. Farazi, V. Maltese, B. Dutta, A. Ivanyukovich and V. Rizzi. A semantic geo-catalogue for a local administration. In: Artificial Intelligence Review, 2012, vol. 40 (2), pp. 193—212.
  4. F. Guinchiglia, B. Dutta, V. Maltese and F. Farazi. A facet-based methodology for the construction of a large-scale geo-spatial ontology. In: Journal on Data Semantics, 2012, vol. 1(1), pp. 57—73.
  5. A. Ganbold, F. Farazi, M. Reyad, O. Neyamdavaa, F. Giunchiglia. Managing language diversity across cultures: the English-Mongolian case study. In: IARIA Journal, 2014, vol 6, no 3&4, pp. 167—176.
  6. I. Bedini, F. Farazi, D. Leoni, J. Pane, I. Tankoyeu, S. Leucci, S. Open Government Data: Fostering Innovation. In: Journal of eDemocracy and Open Data, 2014, vol. 6(1), pp. 69—79.

White Paper

  1. I. Bedini, G. Gruosso, A. Teschioni,  R. Lo Cigno, L. Maccari, A. Marconi and F. Farazi. Smart Mobility for Middle Sized Smart Cities. IEEE Smart City – Smart Mobility White Paper.

Book Chapter / Book

  1. F. Giunchiglia, F. Farazi, L. Tanca, and R. de Virgilio. The semantic web languages. In Semantic Web Information management, a model based perspective. Springer, 2009.
  2. F. Farazi. Faceted Lightweight Ontologies: A Formalization and Some Experiments. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2010.

Conference Proceedings

  1. F. Farazi, C. Chapman, P. Raju and L. Melville. WordNet Powered Faceted Semantic Search with Automatic Sense Disambiguation for Bioenergy Domain. In: IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2016, California, USA, 2016, pp. 112—115.
  2. P. Shvaiko, F. Farazi, V. Malteze, A. Ivanyukovich, V. Rizzi, D. Ferrari and G. Ucelli. Trentino government linked open geo-data: a case study. In: ISWC, Boston, USA, 2012, pp. 196—211.
  3. F. Farazi, V. Maltese, F. Giunchiglia and A. Ivanyukovich. A faceted ontology for a semantic geo-catalogue.  In: ESWC, Heraklion, Greece, 2011, pp. 169—182.
  4. F. Giunchiglia, V. Malteze, F. Farazi, and B. Dutta. GeoWordNet: a resource for geo-spatial applications. In: ESWC, Heraklion, Greece, 2010, pp. 121—136.
  5. (Best Paper Award Winner) A. Ganbold, F. Farazi, F. Giunchiglia. An experiment in managing language diversity across cultures. In eKNOW 2014, Barcelona, Spain, 2014, pp. 51—57.
  6. A. Ganbold, F. Farazi, F. Giunchiglia. Managing language diversity across cultures: the English-Mongolian case study. In: ICKM, Bangalore, India, 2013.
  7. V. Maltese, F. Farazi. A semantic schema for GeoNames, In INSPIRE, Florence, Italy, 2013.
  8. P. Shvaiko, F. Farazi, D. Ferrari, G. Ucelli, L. Vaccari, V. Malteze, V. Rizzi and A. Ivanyukovich. Trentino government linked open geo-data: first results. In: INSPIRE Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  9. V. Maltese and F. Farazi. Towards the Integration of Knowledge Organization Systems with the Linked Data Cloud. In: UDC Seminar, Hague, Netherlands, 2011.
  10. P. Shvaiko, A. Ivanyukovich, L. Vaccari, V. Malteze, and F. Farazi. A semantic geo-catalogue implementation for a regional SDI. In: INSPIRE Conference, Krakow, Poland, 2010.
  11. M.R. Hasan, F. Farazi, O.S. Bursi and M.S. Reza. A Semantic Technology-Based Information Management System for Earthquake Engineering Projects and Experiments. In: 5th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013.

Workshop Proceedings

  1. F. Giunchiglia, I. Zaihrayeu, and F. Farazi. Converting classifications into OWL ontologies. In the proceedings of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) Convention Workshop on Matching and Meaning, Edinburgh, UK, 2009, pp. 16—32.
  2. I. Bedini, F. Farazi, J. Pane, I. Tankoyeu, D. Leoni, S. Leucci, S. Open Government Data: Fostering Innovation. In Share-PSI Workshop, Samos Island, Greece, 2014.
  3. F. Farazi, V. Maltese, B. Dutta and A. Ivanyukovich. Extending a geo-catalogue with matching capabilities. In: IJCAI workshop on discovering meaning on the go in the large heterogeneous data, Barcelona, Spain, 2011.
  4. M.R. Hasan, F. Farazi, O.S. Bursi and M.S. Reza. A faceted lightweight ontology for earthquake engineering research projects and experiments. In:EU-SERIES Concluding Workshop,Italy, 2013.

Poster

  1. M.R. Hasan, F. Farazi, O.S. Bursi and M.S. Reza. Towards Publishing Earthquake Engineering Experimental Data As Part Of Linked Open Data Cloud. In: The 8th INSPIRE Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2014.

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