July 11, 2009
Jim Hendler is a Professor at the University of Maryland and the Director of the Joint Institute for Knowledge Discovery at the University of Maryland. He has joint appointments in the Department of Computer Science, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and is an affiliate of the Institute for Systems Research. He has authored about 200 technical papers in the areas of artificial intelligence, Semantic Web, agent-based computing and high performance processing. One of the inventors 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. He is also the former Chief Scientist of the Information Systems Office at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), was awarded a US Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal in 2002, and is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Semantic Web Coordination Group. He is the Editor in Chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems and is on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science.