Curriculum Vitae


James A. Overton

(Updated November 8 2016)

Apt. 1 - 105 Quebec Ave.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M6P 2T3

1 (647) 478-9327

Citizenship: Canadian

Languages: English (mother tongue), French (reading knowledge)


Current Occupation

My company Knocean Inc. offers consulting and development services at the intersection of philosophy, science, and software. I specialize in scientific database integration using biomedical ontologies. Examples include ontology development and deployment, building semantic web tools, and developing custom web applications for scientific and medical projects.

Research Interests

Scientific explanation and science informatics are at the centre of my research. Scientific explanations help us to understand our world better. Science informatics multiplies the power and reach of science by helping us to collect, manage, and analyze vast quantities of data. More data and more analytical power mean that we explain more, but also that we explain differently. I use tools from epistemology, ontology, mathematics, and computer science to better understand the changing nature of scientific explanation and build better science informatics systems.



Academic Work Experience