Director CIWS, Marcelo Arenas becomes new professor of the Catholic University

As "a great incentive to continue even more enthusiastically," Marcelo Arenas, Director of the Semantic Web Research Center, described his new categorization as a full professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

The academic, who has focused his research on data management and the use of mathematical logic in computer science, has become the third teacher of the Department of Computer Science UC (DCC UC) to reach the rank of Full Professor, after The appointments of professors Miguel Nussbaum in 1992 and Domingo Mery in 2012.

The distinction awarded by the Honorable Superior Council of UC was received by his sons, Marcelo Arenas Smith and Magdalena Arenas Smith, from the hands of the Rector, Ignacio Sánchez, during the traditional commemoration of the day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in which the Pontifical Catholic University also celebrated its 129th anniversary.

Marcelo Arenas, Bachelor of Mathematics (1997), Civil Engineer of Industries with a degree in Computing (1998) and Master of Engineering Sciences (1998) from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in The University of Toronto, Canada, in 2005.

Among the international awards for his research work are the IBM PhD Scholarship (2004), eight awards for the best research article (PODS 2003 in San Diego, CA, USA; PODS 2005 in Baltimore, MD, USA; ISWC 2006 In Athens, GA, USA, ICDT 2010 in Lausanne, Switzerland, ESWC 2011 in Heraklion, Greece, PODS 2011 in Athens, Greece, WWW 2012 in Lyon, France, ISWC 2014 in Trentino, Italy) and an honorable mention of ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD) for its PhD thesis "Design Principles for XML Data".

In addition, he has served as a guest expert of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and currently serves as director of the Millennium Core Semantic Web Research Center (CIWS).


(Information: DCC UC)