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Lossio-Ventura, Juan Antonio


Postdoctoral Associate
Biomedical Informatics Program, Department of Health Outcomes & Policy

Phone: (352) 294-8429

Clinical and Translational Research Building
2004 Mowry Road, Room 2253-6
PO Box 100219
Gainesville, FL 32601-0219


  • Ph.D., Computer Sciences, LIRMM – University of Montpellier, France
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Lyon – INSA Lyon, France
  • M.S., Business Intelligence and Statistics, University Lyon 2, France
  • Engr., Engineering degree in Computer Science, National University of San Marcos, Peru.

Professional Biography

Dr. Juan Antonio Lossio-Ventura is a postdoctoral associate in the biomedical domain collaborating with Jiang Bian. Dr. Lossio-Ventura comes to the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy from the University of Montpellier – LIRMM, France, where he received his Ph.D., under the supervision of Mathieu Roche, Clement Jonquet, and Maguelonne Teisseire. During his Ph.D., he was involved in the SIFR Project (, which has for objective to investigate the scientific and technical challenges in building ontology-based services. The project addresses the issues related to the processing of French biomedical data in collaboration with NCBO (Stanford University).

He also did a research visit at the University of Manchester – NaCTeM, United Kingdom, under the supervision of Sophia Ananiadou.

He is interested on the diffusion of areas such as Big Data, NLP, Data Mining and Semantic Web, through scientific events. Lossio-Ventura is the general chair of SIMBig 2016 (, was the general chair of SIMBig 2015 (, and SIMBig 2014 (, He has been part of the organizing committee of NLDB 2014 ( and he helped the local chairs in the organization of ESWC 2013 (


  • BioNLP
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Biomedical Text Mining
  • Data Mining
  • Biomedical Ontologies
  • Semantic Web

Selected Publications

  • Lossio-Ventura, J. A.,  Hacid, H., Roche, M., and Poncelet, P. Communication Overload Management Through Social Interactions Clustering. In Proceedings of the 31st ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing – (SAC’2016). Pisa, Italy, 2016, ACM, pp. 1166-1169.
  • Lossio-Ventura, J. A., Jonquet, C., Roche, M., and Teisseire, M. A Way to Automatically Enrich Biomedical Ontologies. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Extending Database Technology – Posters – (EDBT’2016). Bordeaux, France, 2016, ACM, pp. 676-677.
  • Lossio-Ventura, J. A., Jonquet, C., Roche, M., and Teisseire, M. Automatic Biomedical Term Polysemy Detection. In Proceedings of the 10th International Language Resources and Evaluation Conference – (LREC’2016). Portoroz, Slovenia, 2016, pp. 1684-1688.
  • Roche, M., Fortuno, S., Lossio-Ventura, J. A., Akli, A., Belkebir, S., Lounis, T., and Toure, S. Extraction automatique des mots-clés à partir de publications scientifiques pour l’indexation et l’ouverture des données en agronomie. Cahiers Agricultures, vol. 24, 5, Septembre-Octobre 2015. pp. 313-320.
  • Lossio-Ventura, J. A., and Alatrista-Salas, H., Editors. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Symposium on Information Management and Big Data – (SIMBig 2015), Cusco, Peru, September 2-4, 2015, volume 1478 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings., 2015.