Knowledge Engineering and AI Expert
University of Notre Dame
Expert in FAIR data, linked-data, semantic and knowledge graph-based technologies, and pattern-based approach to ontology development for science.
Vardeman is a Computational Scientist in Notre Dame's Center for Research Computing (CRC) and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Originally trained as a theoretical chemist, after joining the CRC, he became interested in research to more effectively connect data to computational models. Vardeman is active in the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Semantic Technologies Committee, science-on-schema cluster, and the semantic harmonization cluster where he is collaboratively developing methods to bridge earth science-related vocabularies and ontologies to provide interoperability between different earth science related domains.