On 28 February 2020, Mr. Majeed Mohammadi successfully defended at the Technical University Delft his PhD thesis entitled “Ontology Alignment: simulated annealing-based system, statistical evaluation, and application to logistics interoperability”. He received his doctorate degree with the distinction ‘Cum Laude’. Majeed conducted his research in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) group of the Department of Technology, Policy and Management, under the supervision of Prof. dr. Yao-Hua Tan, and Dr. Wout Hofman from TNO.
His PhD research was part of and funded by the NWO project Scalable Interoperability in Information Systems for Agile Supply Chains (SIISASC) of the NWO programme Innovation in Supply chain Compliance and Border Management (ISCOM).
Majeed explored the use of ontology alignment to enabling interoperability in logistics. To that end, he studied the ontology alignment problem and developed an ontology alignment system, named SANOM, based on simulated annealing that solves the ontology alignment problem efficiently. SANOM has participated in the world ontology alignment contest for several years and has been ranked as one of the top systems. In addition, an extensive part of Majeed’s research focused on the evaluation and comparison of different alignment systems, for which he developed several statistical methodologies that are used by the world contest as a means for comparing and ranking the participating alignment systems.
Majeed is a proliferate researcher who already published 20 journal articles during his PhD research, most of which are published in top journals of his field. This was the motivation for awarding his PhD with cum laude distinction. Majeed is currently a researcher at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science in Den Bosch.Be the first to comment