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Dr. Carlos Toro received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of the Basque Country in the field of applied Semantics and his diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering with honors from the EAFIT University (Colombia).
In 1998 he was invited as student researcher to the LSFA (Large Scale Flexible Automation Lab) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA under the supervision of P.M. Ferreira working in the field of virtual reality and industrial plant layout design.
He was appointed lecturer at EAFIT University in CAD/CAM Systems and Conceptual Design between 2003 and 2004.
Since 2004 he is a senior researcher at VICOMTech within the Industrial Applications division where he works in the application of Semantic Technologies in Virtual Engineering leading different national and international projects. He has several scientific publications in conferences and journals in areas such as ontology support to design review and virtual reality walkthroughs, STEP based automatic categorization of 3D CAD elements, concurrent engineering, etc. In 2007 he was invited researcher at the University of Newcastle (NSW-Australia), working in the application of semantic technologies and in specific in the enhancement of the ontology query process. In 2011, Dr. Toro was granted with a Marie Curie research visitor grant for participating in a researchers interchange, expending 2 months at the university of Newcastle's KERT group. Dr. Toro is a member of KES international where he contributes as reviewer and member of the editorial committee. He is an ASME Member (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).
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