James Hendler is the Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI. He also serves as a Director of the UK’s charitable Web Science Trust. Hendler is coauthor of the recently published “Social Machines: The coming collision of Artificial Intelligence, Social Networking and Humanity” (APress, 2016) and the earlier “Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist” (Elsevier, 2009/2011), “Web Science: Understanding the Emergence of Macro-Level features o the World Wide Web” (Now Press, 2013), and “A Framework for Web Science” (Now Press, 2006). He has also authored over 300 technical papers and articles in the areas of Semantic Web, artificial intelligence, agent-based computing and high performance processing.
One of the originators of the “Semantic Web,” Hendler was the recipient of a 1995 Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, is a former member of the US Air Force Science Advisory Board, and is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the British Computer Society, the IEEE and the AAAS. 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 also the first computer scientist to serve on the Board of Reviewing editors for Science. In 2010, Hendler was named one of the 20 most innovative professors in America by Playboy magazine and was selected as an “Internet Web Expert” by the US government. In 2012, he was one of the inaugural recipients of the Strata Conference “Big Data” awards for his work on large-scale open government data, and he is a columnist and associate editor of the Big Data journal. In 2013, he was appointed as the Open Data Advisor to New York State and in 2015 appointed a member of the US Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. In 2016, Hendler became a member of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information.
For more information on Dr. Hendler, see
1 - Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hendler
2 - A complete curriculum vita for Dr. Hendler is available from http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler
Hendler’s involvement in ACM goes back to his days as a graduate student in the 1980s. He has served on numerous committees including chairing the distinguished dissertation committee, various other award committees, and numerous conference and journal roles. He has been associate editor of ACM Transactions on the Web, and the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology. Currently he is a member of the USACM Council, an advisor to SIG-AI, a member of the SIG-Web committee coordinating the ACM Web Science conference.
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Knowledge Representation in the Era of Deep Learning, Watson and the Semantic Web
A burst in optimism (and unwarranted fear) has grown around a number of technologies that are high impact and able to solve problems that have challenged AI researchers for years. The...
Social Machines: The Coming Collision of Artificial Intelligence, Social Networking, and Humanity
As technology has increasingly brought computing off of the laptop and into our social domain, we see society more and more impacted by the interactions allowed by mobile technologies and...
The Semantic Web
For more than a decade now, the Semantic Web community has been listening to one critic after another explain why the technology will not work. The good news is that we have now exceeded the...
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