Owen Sacco is a Ph.D. student at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) in Galway, Ireland, co-funded by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET). His research interests are focused on the Social Semantic Web field and he is a member of the Social Software Unit (USS) supervised by Dr. John Breslin. In particular, his activities are focused on Privacy, Trust and Accountability for the Web of Data, specifically for Social Data.
Prior to joining DERI, he worked for three and a half years as a software developer at Shireburn Software, an established software development company specialising in business and collaborative applications. During his Master in Science (MSc) course, he joined Telecom Bretagne in Brest, France, as an intern researching on information retrieval using folksonomies.