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Introduction of Marja-Riitta Koivunen

From: Marja Koivunen <marja@annotea.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 05:43:08 -0500
Message-ID: <43980E3C.8060203@annotea.org>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Among other things I'm interested in life sciences and collaboration 
tools. I was a Fellow and a Research Scientist at MIT during 1998-2003 
in the Semantic Web and the Accessibility Domains. Almost from the 
beginning  I started developing Annotea shared annotations and later 
shared or social bookmarks and topics 
(http://www.annotea.org/eswc2005/01_koivunen_final.pdf). The initial aim 
was to support the W3C collaborative review process but it became useful 
for many other groups as well. Annotea is one of the first applications 
using the Semantic Web technologies. I still continue developing Annotea 
as I see so many great possibilities that I haven't been able to make 
myself stop.

Early on, I did a lot of work to start the first meetings at W3C with 
different life science people; it is nice to see that those meetings 
have gradually evolved into this group. In the early meetings and many 
other occasions I demonstrated the possibilities of the Semantic Web in 
life science domain with Annotea annotations, bookmarks and topics. Here 
is one scenario related to that work 

My background is in usability and user interfaces, another interesting 
cross-disciplinary field, but I also have studied some biophysics as 
part of my formal education at Helsinki University of Technology.

Marja-Riitta Koivunen, Ph.D.

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