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Robert Rovetto

Rovetto, Robert J.

Knowledge Representation & Reasoning
Concept Modeling

Research Interests: 

Astronautics; Ontology; Space Situational Awareness; Astrodynamics; Orbit design & determination; Knowledge representation, modeling, and management; Astronautical/Space Ontology; Space Policy; Philosophy of Space Exploration; Philosophy (general); Emergency Response and Management; Maritime Search & Rescue

  • Course work, American Military University/American Public University System (Space Studies)
  • M.A., The State University of New York at Buffalo (Philosophy with Ontology focus)
  • B.A., University of Maryland, College Park (Philosophy. Business & Management Minor w/ IT focus)
  • Maritime education & training (available upon request)



Introduction to Deductive Logic, PHI215, Fall 2010, SUNY Buffalo – Grader Teaching Assistant

Honors and Awards: 
  • Bob Richards Scholarship for Peace through Space, SpaceVision 2014 conference (Runner-up award)
  • International School on Applied Ontology, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy, June 26-July 1(Grant)
  • FOIS conference 2016, and WoCoMOE workshop (at FOIS), Annecy, France, July 5-9, 2016 (Grant)
  • Misc. in maritime safety (available upon request)


Professional Memberships: 
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Datanauts (2017-present)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (2015-2017, 2012-2014, 2002)
  • Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), Buffalo chapter (2009-2013)
  • The Journal of Search and Rescue (2017-present), Webmaster & Journal developer (volunteer)
  • The International Association for Ontology and its Applications (2011, 2013-2017)
  • American Philosophical Association (2011, 2013-2014)
  • Misc. maritime safety affiliations
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