Prof. Dr. Maria-Esther Vidal


I am a full-professor (on-leave) at the Computer Science Department, Universidad Simón Bolívar (2005-Current). Currently, I am a Senior Research Scientist at the Enterprise Information Systems at the Computer Science department of the University of Bonn, Germany.

With the support of my students and colleagues from the Universidad Simón Bolívar, I lead the Semantic Web Group and have developed a variety of tools to solve a wide range of Semantic Data Management Problems. I am mainly interested in the development of techniques to address the problems of: Publishing and Consuming (Linked) Open Data, Query Rewriting, Optimization and Execution, Ranking, Link Prediction, and Benchmarking and Evaluation. I was the Dean Assistant for Research and Development in Applied Science and Engineering at the Universidad Simón Bolívar (2011-2014). I love to teach: Symbolic Logic, Databases, and Semantic Web.

I have affiliated at the Universidad Simón Bolívar since 1988, and I have advised and mentored more than 80 students (65 undergraduate, 10 Master, and 7 PhD). As a PhD student, I worked with Dr. Louiqa Raschid (University of Maryland, College Park).

Full-Professor (on-leave) Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela.

vidal at cs dot uni-bonn dot de

mvidal at ldc dot usb dot ve

mvidal at umiacs dot umd dot edu



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