Biographical Sketch


James Hendler, University of Maryland


James Hendler is one of the originators of the Semantic Web.  He is a Professor at the University of Maryland where he is the Director for Semantic Web and Agent Technology at the Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Laboratory. He has joint appointments in the Department of Computer Science, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Systems Research, and he is also an affiliate of the Electrical Engineering Department. Hendler was the recipient of a 1995 Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, and was decorated with the US Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal in 2002. He is also the former Chief Scientist for Information Systems at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an advisor to NASA's Earth Science Activity and chairs the W3C's Web Ontology Working Group.