University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content

Barry Smith

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and
Julian Park Chair

Ph.D., Manchester

Director, National Center for Ontological Research

Affiliate Professor of Biomedical Informatics,
Computer Science, and Neurology

Editor, The Monist

Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI)

Contact Information:

126 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

Phone: (716) 650-0075

Personal Website:  Barry Smith
Google Scholar:  Citations
PhilPapers: Barry Smith Barry Smith

Area of Specialization and Current Research



Selected Publications

  • Andrew Spear, Werner Ceusters and Barry Smith, "Functions in Basic Formal Ontology", Applied Ontology, 11, 2016.
  • Barry Smith, “Towards a Science of Emerging Media”, Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation and Application, edited by J. E. Katz and J. Floyd, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 29-48.
  • Robert Arp, Barry Smith, Andrew Spear, Building Ontologies with Basic Formal Ontology, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, August 2015.
  • Barry Smith, "Document Acts",  in A. Konzelmann-Ziv, H. B. Schmid (eds.), Institutions, Emotions, and Group Agents. Contributions to Social Ontology (Philosophical Studies Series) Dordrecht: Springer, 2014, 19-31.