Dr Tania TUDORACHE

Dr. Tania Tudorache is an engineering research associate in the Protégé group of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research. She has received her PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany in 2006. 

Dr. Tudorache has gained a lot of experience in ontology-based domain modeling and semantic application development during her employment at DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology in Berlin, Germany. 

She has joined the Protégé group of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics in 2006. Since then, she is playing a major role in the development and support of the Protégé tool set. Protégé is an open source ontology editor that is used by a large international user community (over 100.000 registered users) for developing applications in a wide range of domains, including biomedicine. She is also the main architect and developer of WebProtégé – a web-based client for managing ontologies. 

Her main research interest is the collaborative ontology development process that focuses on methods and techniques that communities can employ when developing large ontologies in collaboration. She has also been active in the research community by serving in program committees and organizing several international conferences. 

For the last four years, she has also worked closely with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and supported the collaborative development of the NCI Thesaurus. She is currently in charge for the development of the iCAT tool used for editing the ICD alpha draft.