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Lead Investigator in Large-scale Reasoning Systems
Ireland Research Lab, Smarter Cities Technology Centre, Dublin, Ireland


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)  |  IEEE


Dr Freddy Lecue is a research scientist and lead investigator in large scale reasoning systems at IBM Research - Ireland. His research area is intelligent and reasoning systems. His research received best In-Use paper awards from ISWC (International Semantic Web Conference) in 2014, and ESWC (Extended Semantic Web Conference) in 2014, as well as semantic Web challenge awards from ISWC in 2013 (3rd prize) and 2012 (2nd prize). He was Research Fellow at The University of Manchester from 2008 to 2011 and Research Engineer at Orange Labs (formerly France Telecom R&D) from 2005 to 2008. He received his PhD from École des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France). His thesis was sponsored by Orange Labs and was awarded (2nd prize) by the French Association in Artificial Intelligence.

Research Experience

Prior to joining IBM Research, Freddy Lecue was a research fellow in the Centre for Service Research at The University of Manchester, UK from (November) 2008 to (August) 2011, United Kingdom. In Manchester, he has conducted and supervised research towards recommendation, personalization, optimization, scalability and robustness for Web of services (i.e., interfaces of Web data) by applying Artificial Intelligence techniques from Semantic Web technologies (e.g., Description Logics reasoning and Linked Open Data principles). His contributions to the strategic development of the research unit are: representation, (optimization of) access to data and its services through a scalable semantic Web and innovative reasoning framework. He also led and contributed to European Union projects SOA4ALL, COMMIUS and SUDDEN funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme. 

Prior to joining The University of Manchester, Freddy Lecue was a research engineer from (November) 2005 to (October) 2008 in the Department of Multi-Agent Systems at Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France, and in the R&D Department of Knowledge Representation at Orange Labs (formerly France Telecom R&D), Rennes, France. His primary research goals has been directed towards composing and integrating services (and its data) in the semantic Web. Towards this issue he imagined models inspired from many different research domains such as Artificial Intelligence (Knowledge Representation, Semantic Web, Description Logics, Situation Calculus, Artificial Intelligence Planning), Software Engineering and Service Computing. His research work was imerged in internal projects funded by France Telecom R&D, but also in projects associated with the Network of Excellence KNOWLEDGE WEB and the European Union project SPICE funded by the European Commission 6th Framework Programme.

Dr Freddy Lecue holds a PhD in Computer Science (Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France), a MSc in Computer Science Web Intelligence (Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne, France) and a BSc in Computer Science (University Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne, France).

Research Interests

His expertise is in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Service Computing with a focus on semantic Web technologies and (hybrid) reasoning from various domains (Inductive Learning, Deductive Reasoning)

Cognitive Computing, Knowledge Representation [SemanticWeb, Description Logics, Linked (Open) Interests Data, Situation Calculus], Reasoning [Prediction, Diagnosis], Signal Processing [Stream Processing, Ontology Stream], Knowledge Discovery [Data Mining], AI planning, Service Design and Innovation, Service Systems, Service-Oriented Computing [Web Services], Information Extraction and Integration, Web 2.0 [End-Users, Social Network, Recommendation System, Personalization], Cloud and Mobile Computing.


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