Steering Committee

Dr. Ali Hasnain (ali.hasnain['at']insight-centre.org)

Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway

Ali Hasnain is a Post Doctoral Researcher at Insight Centre for Data Analytics (NUIG), (formerly: Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway Ireland). Before joining DERI, Hasnain completed a Master Degree in "Engineering and Management of Information Systems" from Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm Sweden. He received another Master Degree from the same University in "Project Management and Operational Development". Along with the research activities he was been involved in Teaching and Research and Development activities at KTH as well as couple of years of industrial experience.

Ali Hasnain is the Program Committee Member of different international workshops e.g, VOILA at ISWC and conferences e.g, KESW . Moreover he has been involved in organising different workshops and tutorial e.g. at K-Cap 2015 and SWAT4LS 2015 for international audiences. His current research interests include: Linked Open Data Big Data, Semantic Models, Data Cataloguing and Linking, Semantic Matching and Relatedness, Link Discovery, Visual Query Formulation, Data Provenance and Data Integration.


Dr Ratnesh Sahay (ratnesh.sahay['at']insight-centre.org)

Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway

Dr Ratnesh is leading the Semantics in eHealth and Life Sciences (SeLS) research unit at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway (previously known as Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)). He worked on several European and national (Irish) R&D projects with emphasis on using semantics for solving key integration/interoperability challenges in the e-health, clinical trial, and biomedical domains. Ratnesh received Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He received Master of Science (MS) with specialisation in Distributed Systems from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He received PhD in Computer Science (with specialisation in healthcare/medical informatics) from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He have published and served as reviewer in several international conferences. Ratnesh is a member of the HL7 OWL, W3C HCLS COI, W3C HCLS Pharmacogenomics and W3C OWL 2 working groups.



Prof Dr. Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (Workshop Chair) (rebholz['at']insight-centre.org)

Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway

Prof. Dr. D. Rebholz-Schuhmann is a medical doctor and a computer scientist. Currently, he is established chair for data analytics at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the director of the Insight Center for Data Analytics in Galway. His research is positioned in semantic technologies in the biomedical domain. In his previous research he has established large-scale on-the-fly biomedical text mining solutions and has contributed to the semantic normalisation in the biomedical domain. He has published more than 170 publications including contributions to high-profile journals, has been contributing to community efforts (e.g., ECCB steering committee), and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Biomedical Semantics. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics in Galway has about 115 employees, is located in a dedicated building on campus and is supported by NUI Galway.

Dietrich's main research interests are biomedical informatics, literature analysis, ontologies, Semantic Web and Information representation. Dietrich's Google Scholar profile claims more than 3329 citations with h-index of 35.