Researcher, hacker, entrepreneur. Ph.D. in Social and Semantic Web Technologies. Ran R&D projects in collaboration with Google, Cisco and more, leading a 15+ people team. Currently co-founder of a music discovery / personalisation start-up.
Build the initial infrastructure and front-end interfaces of seevl.net, using APIs, Graph Databases, NoSQL / Redis, jQuery and more.
Involved in multiple Groups (WG, XG, IG) in W3C ( http://w3c.org), co-authored, contributed and edited specs and reports.
Managed a 15-people team at DERI (http://deri.ie), world's largest Semantic Web R&D institute. Lead projects with Google, Cisco, etc.
Experienced researcher in the areas of Social Web, Semantic Web, Sensor Web. 1000+ citations according to Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1GYUnQoAAAAJ&hl=en)
Co-founder of MDG Web (http://mdg.io), a music-tech start-up based in Dogpatch Labs Dublin that produces seevl (http://seevl.net). Won multiple prizes at Music Hack Days, deep knowledge of the music-tech ecosystem, APIs, etc.
Ph.D. Summa cum laude "Semantic Web Technologies in Enterprise 2.0" (http://www.amazon.com/Semantic-Web-Technologies-Enterprise-2-0/dp/1607506793), about 100 articles in the area (book, chapters, journal, conferences ...)
I've worked in Alexandre's team at DERI for over a year. He is a great manager and team leader, highly valued by all of his coworkers. Alex shows a rare mix of strong technical, management and soft skills, which makes him a very creative technical leader, a great mentor and fun to work with.
I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a manager or technical leader with ability to deliver complex projects and with experience leading multinational teams.
Alexandre has been my PhD supervisor since early 2010. He always inspired me in my academic career with his extraordinary vision and passion for scientific research and technological advancements. I admired his outstanding ability in managing several high-impact projects, advising students, as well as developing innovative software products. I can definitely recommend him as supervisor, colleague, friend, developer and leader.
Alexandre was an excellent project manager at DERI. His focus on getting innovative results and value for money led to the spin out opportunities he developed for DERI and Seevl
I always enjoyed spending time with Alexandre, and learning more about his research into the Semantic Web; and he has always been an excellent source of stories of successful projects on the web. Alexandre also proved to be an excellent applier of abstract technologies, winning a scripting challenge on the Semantic Web while I was there: exploring pubsubhubbub.
Alexandre est un thésard rigoureux et imaginatif. Il a notamment pour mission au sein de EDF R&D de réflechir et de mettre en oeuvre des ontologies "décentralisées". Il étudie aussi les relations que ces étranges objets peuvent entretenir avec des wikis conçus comme des lieu d'association de connaissances pérennes et d'informations volatiles. Alexandre se tire de cette tâche avec beaucoup d'intelligence et de pragmatiqme, intégrant les avancées les plus récentes à une plate-forme à vocation immédiatement industrielle.