• University at Buffalo
    Department of Philosophy
    Biomedical Informatics
    Computer Science and Engineering
    Distinguished Professor, Julian Park Chair
University of Manchester
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 1976
APA Eastern Division
Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Barry Smith contributes to both theoretical and applied research in ontology. He is Distinguished Julian Park Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science and Engineering, and Neurology in the University at Buffalo. He is also Director of the National Center for Ontological Research.

Smith is lead developer of Basic Formal Ontology (BFO), a top-level ontology (ISO/IEC 21838-2) used by over 400 ontology development groups across the world.

His work led to the formation of the Open Biomedical Ontologies (OBO) Foundry, a set of resources designed to support information-driven research in biology and biome…

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