A Coruña, June 19-20th 2014
Peter Mika is a Senior Research Scientist at Yahoo!, based in Barcelona, Spain. Peter is working on the applications of semantic technology to Web search. He received his MSc and PhD in computer science (summa cum laude) from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is the author of the book 'Social Networks and the Semantic Web' (Springer, 2007). In 2008 he has been selected as one of "AI's Ten to Watch" by the editorial board of the IEEE Intelligent Systems journal. Peter is a regular speaker at both academic and technology conferences and serves on the advisory board of a number of public and private initiatives. He represents Yahoo! in the leadership of the schema.org collaboration with Google, Bing and Yandex.
Enrique Alfonseca is a Research Scientist at Google Research Zurich where he currently manages the language understanding team. During the past four years he has been a member of areas of ads quality, search quality and natural language understanding, contributing in areas such as query expansion and relevance estimation for sponsored search, ranking for web search, information extraction, unsupervised semantic parsing, lexical semantics and automatic text summarization. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2003, and he has over 60 research publications, mainly in the fields of computational linguistics and information retrieval.