Michele Pasin

Lead data architect for Springer Nature’s Scigraph project

Michele Pasin is an information and data architect with a focus on enterprise metadata management and semantic technologies.

Michele currently works for Springer Nature, a publishing company resulting from the May 2015 merger of Springer Science+Business Media and Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, and Macmillan Education.

He has recently taken up the role of lead architect for Springer Nature’s Scigraph project, an initiative whose goal is to bring together various preexisting linked data repositories, plus a number of other structured and unstructured data sources, into a unified, highly integrated knowledge discovery platform. Before that, he worked on projects like Nature’s subject pages (a dynamic section of the website that allow users to navigate content by topic) and the ontologies portal (a public repository of linked open data).

He holds a PhD in semantic web technologies from the Knowledge Media Institute (The Open University, UK) and advanced degrees in logic and philosophy of language from the University of Venice (Italy). Previously, he was a research associate at King's College Department of Digital Humanities (London), where he developed on a number of cultural informatics projects such as the People of Medieval Scotland and the Art of Making in Antiquity.