I am assistant professor at University of Montpellier, France since September 2010. I teach Informatics to the students of the Polytech’Montpellier Engineering School.
I am a member of the Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics of Montpellier (LIRMM) and do my research within the SMILE research group on (bio)ontologies, semantic Web, data integration, semantic indexing, Web science, agents, collaboration and services.
I obtained a BSc, MSc, and PhD in Informatics from the same university in November 2006, supervised by Pr. Stefano A. Cerri. I worked on multi-agent systems, grid and service-oriented computing.
I served as a postdoc for 3 years at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR) within Pr. Mark A. Musen's group where I was working on semantic annotations of biomedical data using biomedical ontologies in the context of the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO) project. I contributed actively to the design, evolution and development of the NCBO BioPortal, an ontology web repository widely used in the biomedical informatics community.
With NCBO team, we won the 1st prize at ISWC – Semantic Web Challenge in 2010 with our ontology-based Web application for searching and mining biomedical data.
Since beginig og 2013, I am the PI of the SIFR project (Semantic Indexing of French Biomedical Data Resources) mainly funded by the ANR Young Researcher program.
I am interested and I have experience in several domains such as biomedical informatics, ontology and semantic web, data integration and annotation, information retrieval, distributed systems, agents, service-oriented computing, distant collaboration.