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Uceda-Sosa, Rosario
IBM
Yorktown Heights, New York
 
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Rosario Uceda-Sosa is one of the leading researchers in semantic information models in the IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab. She has worked in ontologies for domains such as smart cities, financial services, IT services and assets, insurance, healthcare, computer vision, conversational systems, and tourism, among others.

Her work focuses on the usability of ontologies as the next generation of data source schemas. In particular, she’s interested in how to produce composable, large ontologies that can be aligned with relevant standards and can be queried using simple, tag-like query strings. She has worked on inference engines, query languages, and ontology management systems, as well as produced ontology models currently used in banking and smart cities industrial applications.

She has also led and managed teams working on information systems, business rules, semantics models, and software engineering. In 2008, Uceda-Sosa led the Global Technology Outlook, a worldwide IBM strategy process that helps drive IBM's $6 billion investment in R&D. Her industrial experience includes working as a consultant in software design and usability, modeling, and web technologies for companies like Ford, Chrysler, GM, and Kellogg.

She holds a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, an MS in Mathematics, and an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Uceda-Sosa has authored 24 US and global patents and was named senior member of the ACM. Her work has been published in conferences like AAAI, IJCAI, and ER on the subjects of information systems, ontologies, modeling, and usability. She delivered keynote speeches at AAAI-2014 Semantic Cities, and was the Industry Day Chair for IJCAI-16. In addition, she has participated in program committees for such conferences as AAAI, IJCAI, and ACM Multimedia.

She has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since 2014.

 
 
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   A theorem about computationalism and "absolute" truth
Charlesworth A.  Minds and Machines 26(3): 205-226, 2016. Type: Article

Is logical inconsistency (or fallibility) an inherent advantage of the human mind over computers? Does computing need to be logical? Minsky, in a quote reproduced in the paper, thought that, “There’s no reason to assume ... that either...

Jun 2 2017  
   Java XML and JSON
Friesen J.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 257 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484219-15-7)

Java XML and JSON can be used as both a self-study guide and a reference for Extensible Markup Language (XML) and JSON documents and their processing in Java. The book is ideal for Java programmers needing to develop applications that read, write,...

Dec 9 2016  
   Post, mine, repeat: social media data mining becomes ordinary
Kennedy H.,  Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 2016. 262 pp. Type: Book (978-1-137353-97-9)

The central question of the book is, in the words of the author: “Can social media (and other) data mining ever be considered acceptable or be used in ways that we consider acceptable?”...

Nov 10 2016  
   Computational thinking
Grady Booch. YouTube, 01:04:09, published on Mar 16, 2016, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n4GNdIeFbs. Type: Video

This one-hour lecture by Grady Booch is a walk through history seen as an evolution toward computational thinking, which will culminate in a symbiotic relationship between people and computers/machines....

Oct 3 2016  
  Computer vision and image processing in intelligent systems and multimedia technologies
Sarfraz M.,  IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2014. 312 pp. Type: Book (978-1-466660-30-4)

Organized by domain or topic--such as healthcare, fruit and produce visual analysis, face recognition, web content analysis, digital watermarking, or planar object analysis, among others--the book comprises 16 chapters that can be read a...

Apr 21 2016  
   Automate the boring stuff with Python: practical programming for total beginners
Sweigart A.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2015. 504 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593275-99-0)

For those who are already versed in programming and scripting languages, including Python, this book can serve as a quick reference because the content is well indexed and the code snippets are clearly highlighted. It’s a good book to unders...

Feb 24 2016  
   Computer vision: a reference guide
Ikeuchi K.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2014. 898 pp. Type: Book (978-0-387307-71-8)

An encyclopedia of machine vision, with thorough alphabetized articles on theories and technologies for image processing, modeling, classification, and understanding, is provided in this reference. From epipolar and Euclidian geometry or eigenspac...

Jan 5 2016  
  Formalizing the transition from requirements’ change to design change using an evolutionary traceability model
Wen L., Tuffley D., Dromey R.  Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering 10(3): 181-202, 2014. Type: Article

The evolution and maintenance of software is a field where theory has always been ahead of practice. In particular, it’s notoriously hard to introduce functional changes and document these in a way that guarantees the integrity of the system...

Jun 17 2015  
   The responsive enterprise: embracing the hacker way
Meijer E., Kapoor V.  Communications of the ACM 57(12): 38-43, 2014. Type: Article

What is the key to resilient evolution for the modern enterprise? The authors attempt to shed light on the question by discussing two insights: (1) responsive companies--and these are the ones that will dominate in the future--are powere...

Feb 3 2015  
   Model-driven development of content management systems based on Joomla
Priefer D.  ASE 2014 (Proceedings of the 29th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, Vasteras, Sweden,  Sep 15-19, 2014) 911-914, 2014. Type: Proceedings

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Nov 5 2014  
 
 
 
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