Gregory Butler is Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He is a founder of the Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics at Concordia where he directs the development of the bioinformatics platform for large-scale fungal genomics projects. His research focuses on advanced IT for knowledge-based bioinformatics, including scientific data management, algorithms, text mining, ontologies and the semantic web. Dr Butler is a founding member of the Canadian Semantic Web Interest Group.
Dr Butler obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney in 1980. He was a faculty member at the University of Sydney for nine years, prior to joining Concordia University in 1992.
- Knowledge-based systems for mathematics and science
- Semantic web
- Object-oriented frameworks