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Marcello BaxI am a professor and researcher with the Department of Information Theory and Management of the School of Information Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), in SE Brazil.

I am spending a sabbatical year (2017/18) working with the Tetherless Word Constellation (TWC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

My current research interests include semantic web technologies, biomedical semantic annotation, ontologies and linked open data, information integration and semantic interoperability.

I hold a Doctoral degree in Computer Science from the University of Montpellier II, in France, and a Master in Mathematics and Advanced Studies in Informatics from Université d'Aix Marseille II, also in France.

Prior to joining Information Science School, I was a postdoctoral fellow with the Computer Science Department at UFMG, a leading research group on Computer Science in Latin America.

Between 2013 and 2016 I coordinated an R&D project in Records Management for CEMIG, with funding of around R$ 2 million (cemig.eci.ufmg.br). CEMIG is one of the largest power generators and distributors in Brazil being responsible for 12% of the national distribution.

I have experience in the areas of Computer and Information Science, with emphasis on semantic technologies, working mainly with ontologies for knowledge and information management. In the field of semantic web and information systems, I have served as organizer and program committee member for major conferences in Brazil, such as ONTOBRAS (Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil) and CONTECSI.

I am a member of the Editorial Board of several journals in the area of Information Science.

Before joining the academic life at UFMG, I worked as an entrepreneur, having launched a startup that developed a Java web-based service to automate the credit analysis process using first-order logical decision tree for some financial institutions. In this context and using agile methodologies I have coordinated a team of software developers with around 10 professionals for more than 10 years. The team was responsible for evolving and maintaining the credit analysis system and other software projects based on content management and semantic technologies.