Bradley P. Allen

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A serial entrepreneur who builds and leads teams in the design, development, launch and operation of innovative Web businesses. Currently Chief Architect at Elsevier, the world's leading scientific publisher.


Carnegie-Mellon University, B.S., Applied Mathematics, 1982.


Elsevier, Chief Architect, 2012 - present. Leading the Architecture & Labs group within Elsevier's technology organization, focusing on aligning technology vision and roadmap with corporate strategy, helping core development teams build and evolve products and infrastructure, and guiding Elsevier Labs' collaborative research into the future of scientific and medical publishing. VP, Elsevier Labs, 2009 - 2012. Led Elsevier Technology Services' research and development efforts, helping groups within Elsevier plan, design, and build advanced technologies into products in support of Elsevier's strategic plans.

Siderean Software, Inc., Founder and CTO, 2001 - 2008. Led company as CEO from founding until raising a first venture round in 2004. A semantic search company, Siderean was recognized in 2007 as a visionary in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Access and as one of KM World's 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management. Siderean's assets were acquired by Open Text Corporation in May 2011.

TriVida Corporation, Founder and CTO, 1997 - 2001. Created technology and led product development at a web site cross-sell/up-sell personalization software-as-a-service startup. TriVida was sold to Be Free, Inc. (now ValueClick, Inc.) in March 2000.

Limbex Corporation, Founder and CTO, 1995 - 1996. Designed and led the development of WebCompass, an Internet search assistant that won Byte Magazine's Best Of Show award at COMDEX Fall 95. Limbex was sold to Quarterdeck Corporation (now Symantec Corporation) in August 1996.

Inference Corporation, Vice President, Applications Development, 1991 - 1995. Created CBR Express, the first case-based problem resolution solution for the CRM market. Inference became a public company in June 1995. Director of Advanced Technology, 1987 - 1991. Managed a profit center conducting research projects funded by NASA and DARPA. Senior Computer Scientist, 1984 - 1987. Principal member of the team that designed and developed ART, one of the first commercial expert system development environments.

Robotics Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, Senior Research Programmer, 1982 - 1984. Designed and developed knowledge-based scheduling systems and frame-based knowledge representation languages at the Institute's Intelligent Systems Laboratory.


Bradley P Allen, Cormac Twomey, and John B Jensen. Method and apparatus for using faceted metadata to navigate through information resources, December 5 2006. US Patent 7,146,362.

Bradley P Allen, Jeffrey M Greif, David L Adam, John B Jensen, Michael W Lo, and Cormac Twomey. Online predictive memory, June 20 2000. US Patent 6,078,918.

Bradley P Allen. Autonomous learning and reasoning agent, December 22 1998. US Patent 5,852,814.

Bradley P Allen. Autonomous learning and reasoning agent, December 17 1996. US Patent 5,586,218.

Bradley P Allen and S Daniel Lee. Case-based reasoning system, December 3 1996. US Patent 5,581,664.


Paul Groth, Sujit Pal, Darin McBeath, Brad Allen, and Ron Daniel. Applying universal schemas for domain specific ontology expansion. In 5th Workshop on Automated Knowledge Base Construction (AKBC), 2016.

Philip E Bourne et al. Force 11 manifesto: Improving future research communication and e-scholarship, 2011.

Bradley P Allen and Valery A Petrushin. Searching for relevant video shots in bbc rushes using semantic web techniques. In Proceedings of the TRECVID Workshops, 2005.

Bradley P Allen and Joseph T Tennis. Building metadata-based navigation using semantic web standards: the Dublin Core 2003 conference proceedings. In Proceedings of the 2004 Joint ACM/IEEE Conference on Digital Libraries, page 411. IEEE, 2004.

Brad Allen, John Jensen, Jay Nelson, Brian Ulicny, Kristina Lerman, and Linda Rudell-Betts. Webcompass: an agent-based metasearch and metadata discovery tool for the web. In Proceedings of the 19th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval, page 339. ACM, 1996.

Bradley P Allen. Case-based reasoning: business applications. Communications of the ACM, 37(3):40–43, 1994.

S Daniel Lee and Bradley P Allen. Deploying expert systems in Ada. In Proceedings of the conference on Tri-Ada’89: Ada technology in context: application, development, and deployment, pages 181–190. ACM, 1989.

Bradley P Allen and S Daniel Lee. A knowledge-based environment for the development of software parts composition systems. In Proceedings of the 11th international conference on Software engineer- ing, pages 104–112. ACM, 1989.

Bradley P Allen and J Mark Wright. Integrating logic programs and schemata. In Proceedings of the Eighth international joint conference on Artificial intelligence-Volume 1, pages 340–342. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., 1983.

Mark S Fox, Bradley P Allen, Stephen F Smith, and Gary A Strohm. Isis: A constraint-directed reasoning approach to job shop scheduling. Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-83-8, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1983.

Mark S Fox, Bradley P Allen, and Gary Strohm. Job-shop scheduling: An investigation in constraint- directed reasoning. In AAAI, pages 155–158, 1982.