Viral Parekh
Viral Parekh

Alumnus, M.S. Alumnus

Graduated in May 2005

Viral Parekh is currently working as a Software Design and Development Engineer at Cougaar Software Inc. Here he is involved in creation of network distribution commercial software products and custom commercial and government solutions based on advanced intelligent agent information technology and open source solutions. He participates in all aspects of an agile software development process, including the design, development, and testing of cutting-edge Java-based applications for the supply chain and enterprise markets. He also sets operational specifications and formulates and analyzes software requirements for Java-based distributed applications.

He was a Masters student at UMBC. Dr. Jack Gwo and Dr. Tim Finin were his advisors. His thesis involved use and application of ontologies and Semantic Web technologies for environmental sciences and engineering domain.

Viral has also worked as a Research Engineer with the Semantic Web group at Hewlett Packard Labs, Bristol. Here he developed an intelligent text search library called OLucene which is an extension of open source Jakarta Lucene.

Viral Parekh



  1. V. Parekh, "Applying Ontologies and Semantic Web technologies to Environmental Sciences and Engineering", MastersThesis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, May 2005, 14243 downloads, 1 citation.


  1. V. Parekh, J. (. Gwo, and T. Finin, "Mining Domain Specific Texts and Glossaries to Evaluate and Enrich Domain Ontologies", InProceedings, International Conference of Information and Knowledge Engineering, June 2004, 8122 downloads, 24 citations.
  2. V. Parekh, J. (. Gwo, and T. Finin, "Ontology based Semantic Metadata for GeoScience Data", InProceedings, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, June 2004, 5639 downloads, 1 citation.


  1. (Photo) Viral Parekh shows (Person) Viral Parekh.