Fiona McNeill
Address:  IF-2:02, +44 (0) 131 651 4161
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  • Representation change:
    • interactions between agents or services with mismatched representations
    • ontology evolution
    • dynamic interpretation of large data
  • Emergency and crisis response, particularly problems associated with communication during these periods
  • open data
  • learning through interaction
  • trust and reputation in multiagent systems
  • reasoning under uncertainty
  • the Semantic Web
  • Planning and simulation, particularly in an emergency response scenario
  • the philosophical and psychological foundations of AI
  • lots of other things ...
  • My PhD was on Dynamic Ontology Repair. I am continuing this work, developing my Ontology Repair System (ORS) and supervising students to explore this further.


  • I am currently working on two related projects, one funded by and Dstl (PI: Alan Bundy ) and one funded by ONR Global (on which I am the PI). Andriana Gkaniatsou is working on as an RA on these projects.
  • I was previously working on an ONR funded project with Alan Bundy and Liwei Deng, and the OpenKnowledge Project , focussing on semantic and structural matching and also dabbling a bit with trust issues and emergency response.
  • I am a member of the DReaM group.


  • I am the course lecturer for UG4/MSc course on Mutli-agent and Semantic Web Systems (MASWS).


Research Supervision

  • RA
      Andriana Gkaniatsou, working on project Machine Assisted Inter-Agency Communication During Emergency Response. Main supervisor.
  • PhD
      Liwei Deng, A Category-theoretic Framework for Ontology Management (3rd year): 2nd supervisor.
  • MPhil
    • Andrew Priddle-Higson, Ontology Evolution in Legal Reasoning (2009): 2nd supervisor.
  • MSc by research
      Roko Mijic, Representing knowledge about the real world: probabilistic, logical and categorical techniques (2009): 2nd supervisor.
  • MSc
    • Ruixiao Yu, Automated Ontology Evolution, summer 2012: second supervisor.
    • Andriana Gkaniatsou, Developing a Negotiation Protocol for ORS, summer 2011: main supervisor.
    • Punyanuch Borwarnginn, Ontology Versioning , summer 2012: main supervisor.
    • Theodosia Togia, Automated Ontology Evolution: Semantic Matching, summer 2010: main supervisor.
    • Ken Hu, Experience Sharing with the Ontology Repair System, summer 2010: main supervisor.
    • Morike Akinsola, Automated Ontology Evolution, summer 2008: main supervisor.
    • Thomas Herchenroeder, Lightweight Semantic Web Oriented Reasoning in Prolog ,summer 2006: second supervisor.
    • Remous-Aris Koutsiamanis, Adaptive agents for the ART testbed , summer 2006: second supervisor.
  • UG
    • Agnieszka Bomersbach, Negotiating Mismatches, 2010/2011: 2nd supervisor.
    • Jonathan Abourbih, Guesstimation , 2008/2009: second supervisor.
    • Paul Flemming, 2006/2007: second supervisor.
Here is my full CV.