Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Full Professor, Department of Computer Science of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada. Previously, he was the director of the Center for Semantic Web Research, which later gave rise to the Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data.
He received an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship in 2004, a SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention in 2006 for his Ph.D. dissertation “Design Principles for XML Data”, the 2016 Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) Ten-Year Award for the article “Semantics and Complexity of SPARQL” and eight best paper awards at the conferences PODS 2003, PODS 2005, ISWC 2006, ICDT 2010, ESWC 2011, PODS 2011, WWW 2012 and ISWC 2014.
He has served on multiple program committees and editorial boards, and he chaired the program committees of ICDT 2015, ISWC 2015 and PODS 2018. He participated as an invited expert in the World Wide Web Consortium group that standardized a language for translating relational data into RDF. According to Google Scholar, his articles have received more than 7.500 citations, and his h-index is 42. His research interests are in the areas of data management, applications of logic in computer science and Semantic Web.