Dena has a background in Electrical Engineering (BS.c) followed by a Master degree in Information, Communication Technology (MS.c) from Technical University of Delft.
She is a part time Ph.D candidate at VU university and Wageningen Research Institution. In her work she explores the combination of knowledge-driven and data-driven approaches to propose a framework for semantic representations of laboratory experimental methods.
She joined Taxonic B.V group in January 2018 as a linked data engineer. In collaboration with other data scientists, she provides solution for capturing and integrating knowledge enterprises in various sectors.
She is a curious person by nature and enjoys to learning new things. She is an independent researcher; however, she enjoys working in team. In parallel to her background in knowledge representation, she is a classically trained piano player.
“In my opinion, scientific writing should get closer to formal language, since writing a scientific paper is more like writing a computer program rather than writing a poetry. Formal models (ontologies) of scientific knowledge are needed for this.”
Knowledge and skills:
- Knowledge Representation
- Natural Language Processing
- Philosophy of science
- Rapid Ontology Construction tool
- Vrije universiteit Amsterdam