Mariano Rico is an Associate Professor in the Artificial Intelligence Department (DIA) at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He is with the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG).

From 2016 to 2020 he was a Senior Researcher at OEG. During 2013-2016 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher (funded by National Spanish Research Ministry under Juan de la Cierva Programme) at OEG.

He was also Honorary Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering Department (EPS) of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).

During 2010-2013 he was a postdoctoral Teaching Assistant at EPS-UAM in the GHIA Research Group. In 2010 he was a postdoc researcher at  EPS-UAM and  Associate professor at the Telematic Engineering Department in the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). From 2003 to 2009 he was a teaching assistant at the EPS-UAM.

Mariano holds a MSc. in Physics Sciences (1992) (Fundamental Physics specialist), MSc. (Advanced Studies Diploma) in Computer Science and Telecommunication (2004) and a PhD. in Computer Science and Telecommunication (2009) from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). He was accredited Associate Professor (tenured; in UK, "Reader", in Spain "Profesor Titular de Universidad") in September 2012 by the Spanish quality agency ANECA (a full member of European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), and as non-tenured Associate Professor (in Spain "Contratado Doctor") in January 2010.

His research activities are focused on Semantic Web and Linked Data, but he is also interested in Natural Language, Virtual Worlds, Human-Computer Interaction and Web Technologies. 

From 1992 to 2003 he worked in private R&D centers as Software Engineer, Software Architect and Project Manager in different research and applied fields related to new technologies. 

He had two predoctoral stays at Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) in 2004 and 2005, with Dr. Christoph Bussler. Besides he was an Erasmus Teacher at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Mariano was John Breslin's teaching assistant

In 2011 he had a short stay at the Web-based Systems Group (no longer exists), belonging to Freie Universitat (FU) at Berlin (Germany) where DBpedia was born. From 2013 he also is related to the AKSW Research Group (Leipzig University, Germany) for his involvement as head of the DBpedia Spanish chapter and member of its internationalization committee.
From 2014 he is related to the 
Semantic Computing Group, with activities related to Linguistics and Linked Data (be means of three José Castillejo research stays funded by the Spanish Science Ministry). This group belongs to the Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University, Germany.


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Mariano Rico, PhD.
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Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)
Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 
Campus de Montegancedo, sn 
Boadilla del Monte, 28660 Madrid, Spain
Office: 3205 (Building 3)
Tlf.:     +34 91 336 3670
Fax:    +34 91 352 4819
e-mail: Mariano.Rico at fi.upm.es


Favorite quotes

"The problem with the world is that the stupid are cocksure, while the intelligent are full of doubt".
   -Bertrand Russell.

"I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn".
  -Albert Einstein

"Explain it to me and I will forget it. 
   Show me and I will remember it.
      Let me do it myself and I will understand".
  - Confucius