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Alex Gray

Professor Alex Gray

Emeritus Professor

School of Computer Science and Informatics


  • Metadata and its role in integration and interoperation of heterogeneous distributed information systems: the enrichment of metadata with quality measures and knowledge from knowledge bases and ontologies to improve the linking of data; reverse engineering of legacy systems to find conceptual models and business rules;
  • The design and architecture of distributed systems to support distributed concurrent working over networks in the areas of bioinformatics, concurrent engineering and health informatics - this includes the role of constraints, and architecture issues such as scalability and autonomy;
  • The role of metadata in constructing the information and knowledge layers of the Information GRID.