My name is Alvaro Graves and I'm a Computer and Cognitive Scientist. I received my B.S, Engineering and M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Chile. Later I obtained a PhD in Cognitive Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA. Until recently I was associated with the Tetherless World Constellation at RPI.

Currently, I work as a researcher at NIC Research Labs and I'm also the CTO of Cognita, a startup focused on discovering the value of organizations' data. My main research areas are Semantic Web / Linked Data, Data Visualizations, Open Data, Web Science and cognitive aspects of the Web. I also write articles (in Spanish) in Manzana Mecánica, a blog focused in science, technology and free culture. You can contact me at [myname] AT [mylastname] DOT cl or find me in Twitter as @alvarograves.