About me

This is me, Idafen Santana Pérez,  research fellow at the Ontology Engineering Group. I’m currently working on data quality project related to esDBpedia (the spanish chapter of DBpedia). I’m also working on topics related to (Semantic) Open Science and Linked Data in general.

As for my academic record, I received the MSc degree in Complex Software Systems in 2010 and the PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence in 2016, both at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. From 2011 to 2015 I held a FPU scholarship, at the Artificial Intelligence Department of the Computer Science (2012). I also hold a degree in Computer Science from Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2008) awarded for the second best academic record.  During 2014 I did a research stay at the Information Science Institute,  University of Southern California.

My publication record can be accessed here, and the document of my PhD thesis can be accessed at UPM’s Open Archive along with the slides from the presentation, which are in slideshare.

I have also produced some logos in my free time. An small list of them can be found in my portfolio.


  • OnToology is a system combining several tools, aiming to support collaborative ontology development based on GitHub. If you have an ontology-based project, or you are using an ontology/vocabulary in your software project, this tool might be for you! Check it out an let us know 😉

WICUS Ontology

  • I maintain the WICUS (Workflow Infrastructure Conservation Using Semantics) ontology network, which I developed as part of my thesis. The WICUS ontology network is a set of ontologies, designed to represent the information about the computational infrastructure involved on the execution of computational scientific experiments. For more information about it click here.


  • Also maintaining AR2DTool, a tool for generating Graphml and DOT diagrams from RDF files. AR2DTool has been integrated in OnToology, which is its main purpose right now. However, you can still access the source code, binary and library from GitHub.