Professor James A. Hendler to keynote at W4A 2012

James Hendler's close up We have the pleasure to announce that one of the inventors of the Semantic Web and one of the most active researchers on the Web of Data, Professor James A. Hendler, will be the keynote at W4A 2012. Professor Hendler wrote the seminal paper on the Semantic Web and has been pioneering the development of the Web of Data paradigm. In this sense, he serves as an expert for the US government, providing guidance to the project.

Professor Hendler is the Tetherless World Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science, and the Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Web Science, at Rensselaer. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Experimental Multimedia Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), serves as a Director of the UK’s charitable Web Science Trust and is a visiting Professor at the Institute of Creative Technology at DeMontfort University in Leicester, UK. Hendler has authored about 200 technical papers in the areas of Semantic Web, artificial intelligence, agent-based computing and high performance processing. He is also the former Chief Scientist of the Information Systems Office at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and was awarded a US Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal in 2002. He is the Editor-in-Chief emeritus of IEEE Intelligent Systems and is the first computer scientist to serve on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science. In 2010, Hendler was named to the “honor roll” of the 20 most innovative professors in America by Playboy magazine.

You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to attend his keynote in Lyon (France) on the 16th of April, 2012.

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