Federico Ulliana

Head of BOREAL Team
LIRMM, 860 Rue Saint Priest - 34095 Montpellier (FRANCE)

Projects Research

I'm an Inria Researcher in Computer Science on leave from Montpellier University (where I am Associate Professor, since 2014) and Head of the BOREAL team (since 2022) which is common to Inria d'Université Côte d'Azur, LIRMM, and INRAe.

I work at the crossroads of databases and knowledge representation and reasoning. My main goal is to develop expressive rule languages for reasoning on heterogeneous data, as well as on leveraging at best on existing database management technology to build intelligent data access systems.

Formerly, I have been a Postdoctoral Researcher at INRIA Rhone-Alpes and LIG Grenoble. I hold a PhD from Paris-Sud University and a Master summa cum laude in Computer Science from Venice University.

I have been coordinator of the Master Program on "Data, Knowledge, and Natural Language Processing" (DECOL, 2016-2021) at Montpellier University.


Leader of the ANR CQFD Project: Complex ontological Queries over Federated and heterogenous Data (2019-2024)

Leader of the Graal V2 Software Development Project : a Glassbox for Data-Integration and Reasoning (2020-)

Member of the Franco-German project Inria-DFKI R4Agri: Reasoning on Agricultural Data Integrating Metric and Qualitative Perspectives (2022-2025, scientific leaders: Marie-Laure Mugnier and Joachim Hertzberg)

Member of the INRAe action T-Calis-Fair : Towards Data FAIR management in CALIS (2022-2023, scientific leader: Patrice Buche)

Leader of the CNRS PEPS Project OBDA-KeyVal: Ontology-Based Data Access for NOSQL Databases (2016)