Saturday, August 13, 2011

New blog

I have just started off a new blog "Ontological definitions and such" given I have decided to use this "The Semantic Web in Life Sciences research" blog for just um, talking about life science research.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sensors and algorithms as Web services

I'm getting back into blogging after a year of serious personal strife. The period from June 2010 to May 2011 will probably go down as the toughest phase of my life; leave alone career. In my new position at IUPUI, I'm now looking at bringing more Semantic Web applications to life; this time with an emphasis on sensors and processing algorithms for visualization and classification.

From the little I have heard from the Semantic Web research community in the last year, I understand everyone is confronted with scalability and tractability issues when it comes to storing and reasoning with large volumes of data. This is a significant part of the challenge of my current project, which involves encapsulating geographically distributed sensors and sparse sensor arrays and their associated algorithms in a Web service framework to enable discovery, invocation, and dynamic configuration. This is not a life sciences project, although applications can be extended into the clinical research domain.