Dr. James Hendler

James Hendler is the Tetherless World Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science and the Head of the Computer Science Department at RPI. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Experimental Multimedia Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), serves as a Trustee of the UK’s charitable Web Science Trust and is a visiting Professor at DeMontfort University in Leicester, UK.

James is the Chief Scientific Officer for Avagen Ventures. Credited as one of the early innovators of the “Semantic Web,” James was the recipient of a 1995 Fulbright Foundation Fellowship. His other roles include: former member of the US Air Force Science Advisory Board; Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the British Computer Society, and the IEEE and the AAAS. He is also the former Chief Scientist of the Information Systems Office at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and was awarded a US Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal in 2002.

In 2010, Dr. Hendler was selected as an “Internet Web Expert” by the US government. He is the Editor-in-Chief emeritus of IEEE Intelligent Systems and is the first computer scientist to serve on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science.

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