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Introduction - Jim Hendler

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 10:15:28 -0500
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To: public-swbp-wg@w3.org
Actually, those of use who didn't get to the 
plenary didn't hear the intros by the people at 
the kickoff f2f, so those who were there might 
feel free to share with the rest of us...

Meanwhile, here's mine -- for some Univ of Md 
propaganda I needed to put together a list of my 
Sem Web "credentials" - guess that'll work as a 
an intro:

Professor at the University of Maryland and:
* Chair, Protégé Advisory Committee, 2003-pres.
* Former Chief Scientist for Information Systems, DARPA, 1999-2001.
* CoDirector, Maryland Information and Network Dynamics (Mind) laboratory
    * Head of Semantic Web and Agents Project (Swap)
* Advisor, XML users group - semantic Web SIG, Us Govt CIO Council, 2003
* PI or coPI on eight grants related to the Semantic Web (about $3M total)
* CoAuthor, OWL Reference, 2003
* Advisor, Semantic Web Services Group, 2002-pres.
* Vice President, Semantic Web Science Association, 2003-pres.
* Conference Chair, 1st International Semantic Web Conference, 2002
* Created and ran DARPA Agent Markup Language Initiative, 1999-2001.
* Convener and Govt Advisor to US/EU ad hoc 
committee on Agent Markup languages (creator of 
DAML, DAML+OIL), 2000-2001.
* CoChair, Web Ontology Working Group, World Wide Web Consortium, 2001-pres.
* Member, Semantic Web Coordination Group, World 
Wide Web Consortium, 2001-pres.
* Over 50 invited lectures/conference talks on Semantic Web from 2001-pres.
* Director of Semantic Web and Agents Project at 
the Maryland Information and Network Dynamics 
Laboratory, 2002-pres.
* Author/CoAuthor of more than 20 papers on Semantic Web technologies:
       * "Science and the Semantic Web," Science, 2003
       *  "Agents on the Semantic Web,"  IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2001.
       * "The Semantic Web," Scientific American, 
2001 (W/T. Berners-Lee and O.Lassila) - reprinted 
in over a dozen languages
* Developed SHOE, Web Ontology Language, 1995

Professor James Hendler			  http://www.cs.umd.edu/users/hendler 
Director, Semantic Web and Agent Technologies	  301-405-2696
Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab.	  301-405-6707 (Fax)
Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742	  240-277-3388 (Cell)
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