Dr Victoria Uren

Operations and Information Management

Victoria Uren

Dr Victoria Uren has worked at Aston University since September 2011.  Before joining Aston she worked as a senior researcher on several collaborative projects and as an Information Scientist.  Her research concerns the ways in which the use of structured metadata, including semantic web approaches, can support the provision of rich contextualized knowledge services.  The work encompasses semantic search and semantic annotation, in particular the design and evaluation of retrieval systems.  This work has been applied in a wide range of contexts including engineering and scientific knowledge.

Position: Lecturer in Business Information Systems
Phone: +44 (0)121 204 3707
Email:  v.uren@aston.ac.uk 
Room: ABS268
Website: www.snowfall.co

  • Swansea University, BSc Chemistry (2:1) (1988)
  • University of Sheffield, MSc Information Science (1989)
  • University of Portsmouth, PhD, Computer Science, (2001) Thesis title: Combining Text Categorizers

May 2009 to August 2011, Senior Research Fellow in the OAK (Organizations, Information and Knowledge) research group, Department of Computer Science.
2001-2009, Research Fellow at Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
1991-1997, Information Scientist, The Welding Institute (TWI), Abington, Cambridge, UK.
1989-1992, Technical Editor, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), Cambridge, UK.

BN2234  IT and Web Development

BN3320  World Wide Management of IT

BN3369  Advanced Business Computing

BNM806 Information Systems Management

BN3372  eBusiness Systems Development

  • Semantic search
  • Knowledge management
  • Knowledge acquisition
  • Metadata and ontologies
  • System evaluation
  • Scientific data management
  • Argumentation

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