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Jeff Z. Pan received his Ph.D. in computer science from The University of Manchester in 2004, on the topic of Description Logics: Reasoning Support for the Semantic Web. He joined the faculty in the Department of Computing Science at University of Aberdeen in 2005. He is the Deputy Director of Research of the department. His research focuses primarily on knowledge representation, artificial intelligence and data science, in particular knowledge graph construction and maintenance, large-scale ontology reasoning, stream reasoning, question answering, and combining ontology reasoning with machine learning, as well as their applications. He is a key contributor of the W3C OWL (Web Ontology Language) standard. He leads the development of the award-wining TrOWL reasoner, the only ontology reasoner that Oracle Spatial and Graph (from v12) uses via the OWL-DBC database connection. He is an internationally leading expert on Knowledge Graph, being the Chief Editor of the first two books on Knowledge Graph, a new technology that is widely used by world leading IT companies. As the Chief Scientist and Coordinator of the EU Marie-Curie K-Drive project, he coordinated 22 Marie Curie Fellows on Knowledge Graph and Ontology research. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Web Semantics (JWS) and of the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS). He actively teams up with industrial collaborators on innovative research. For example, he works with IBM Research on knowledge graph learning and reasoning for cognitive computing systems; he works with Accenture Lab on reasoning enabled learning for e.g. flight delay forecasting, air quality forecasting, bus delay forecasting, and risk management.

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