Research Fellow

Dr. Feroz Farazi received his PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Trento (UNITN), Italy in 2010. He was involved in the EnAlgae project ( for the development of a decision support tool and a semantic search tool. He was also involved in the Open Data Trentino (ODT) project for the development of a large-scale Knowledge Base with data originating from the data catalogue of the Autonomous Province of Trento.

Dr Farazi worked on the Semantic Geo-Catalog (SGC) project. The goal of the SGC project was to extend the Geo-Catalog of the Autonomous Province of Trento with the semantic capability to better serve user queries. Between 2012 to 2015 he taught Semantic Web for the master's course entitled Logics for Data and Knowledge Representation.

His academic career began in 2001 with teaching at the undergraduate level in Bangladesh at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, where he was responsible for conducting both theoretical classes and hands-on sessions until 2003. Another three years at the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh enriched his career, comprising a total of 5 years of undergraduate level teaching experience.



Research Interest

- Semantics
- Ontology
- Knowledge Representation
- Design Automation
- Engineering Process Modelling
- Computational Modelling

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link


Akroyd, Jethro, Zachary Harper, David Soutar, Feroz Farazi, Amit Bhave, Sebastian Mosbach, and Markus Kraft. 2022. “Universal Digital Twin: Land Use.” Data-Centric Engineering 3 (February): e3.

Devanand, Aravind, Gourab Karmakar, Nenad Krdzavac, Feroz Farazi, Mei Qi Lim, Y.S. Foo Eddy, Iftekhar A. Karimi, and Markus Kraft. 2022. “ElChemo: A Cross-Domain Interoperability between Chemical and Electrical Systems in a Plant.” Computers & Chemical Engineering, 107556.

Mosbach, Sebastian, Angiras Menon, Feroz Farazi, Nenad Krdzavac, Xiaochi Zhou, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. 2020. “Multiscale Cross-Domain Thermochemical Knowledge-Graph.” Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 60 (12): 6155–66.

Feroz Farazi, Maurin Salamanca, Sebastian Mosbach, Jethro Akroyd, Andreas Eibeck, Leonardus Kevin Aditya, Arkadiusz Chadzynski, Kang Pan, Xiaochi Zhou, Shaocong Zhang, Mei Qi Lim, and Markus Kraft, Knowledge Graph Approach to Combustion Chemistry and Interoperability, ACS Omega 2020 5 (29), 18342-18348, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c02055

Feroz Farazi, Jethro Akroyd, Sebastian Mosbach, Philipp Buerger, Daniel Nurkowski, Maurin Salamanca, and Markus Kraft. _An Ontology for Chemical Kinetic Reaction Mechanisms, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 2020 60 (1), 108-120 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.9b00960

Giunchiglia, F., Dutta, B., Maltese, V. et al. A Facet-Based Methodology for the Construction of a Large-Scale Geospatial Ontology. J Data Semant 1, 57–73 (2012).

Giunchiglia, F., Maltese, V., Farazi, F., Dutta, B. (2010). GeoWordNet: A Resource for Geo-spatial Applications. In: , et al. The Semantic Web: Research and Applications. ESWC 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6088. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

White Paper

I. Bedini, G. Gruosso, A. Teschioni, R. Lo Cigno, L. Maccari, A. Marconi and F. Farazi. Smart Mobility for Middle Sized Smart Cities. IEEE Smart City – Smart Mobility White Paper.

Book Chapter / Book

F. Giunchiglia, F. Farazi, L. Tanca, and R. de Virgilio. The semantic web languages. In Semantic Web Information management, a model based perspective. Springer, 2009.

F. Farazi. Faceted Lightweight Ontologies: A Formalization and Some Experiments. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2010.