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From: Paul Gearon <gearon@ieee.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:24:59 -0500
Message-ID: <a25ac1f0904301624g78497b92j508acb7930f63a12@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
Hi all,

This email is a followup to the last WG teleconference where I said
I'd post my introduction to the mailing list.

My name is Paul Gearon, and I am on the SPARQL Working Group as an
"invited expert".  I'm an Australian living in Chicago in the USA.  I
am employed by a non-profit associated with Cornell University called
Fedora Commons, where my primary role is developing for the open
source "Mulgara RDF Store".

I have been involved with the Mulgara codebase from its inception in
2000 when it was a commercial project called "TKS" (Tucana Knowledge
Store), and when it was first open sourced as "Kowari".  Two of my
colleagues at Tucana were members of the original Data Access Working
Group (DAWG), which produced the first SPARQL specification. I've been
involved in several levels of the design and implementation of
Mulgara, including the indexing, the query algebra, and implementing
the original TQL query language. I am solely responsible for the
current SPARQL query and protocol implementations.

My background is in computer engineering, and quantum physics. I am
also enrolled part time in an MPhil research program in IT, looking at
scalability in logic systems.

I work with SPARQL regularly, and being a strong believer in standards
I look forward to working with you to expand its specified range.

Paul Gearon
Received on Thursday, 30 April 2009 23:25:34 UTC

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