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Peggy Aggouri

Prof Peggy Agouris is Professor and Dean of the College of Science at George Mason University. She is also the Director of the Center of Earth Observing and Space Research, one of the largest research centers at GMU.

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Ioannis Kakadiaris

Prof. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris is Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering at UH. He joined UH in August 1997 after a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Agis Papantoniou

Agis Papantoniou is the Senior Project Manager of the SemTech Business Unit of TenForce, managing the delivery of products and services for Semantic Web and Linked Data projects.

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Johan De Smedt

As CTO of TenForce (http://tenforce.com/) Johan De Smedt has 10+ years of experience in semantic technology projects, typically but not exclusively in publishing and linked data for private companies and for public administrations (EC).

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Lydia Kavraki

Prof Lydia E. Kavraki is the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and Bioengineering at Rice University. She also holds an appointment at the Department of Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

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Onn Shehory

Dr Onn Shehory received his B.Sc. in physics and computer science in 1989, M.Sc. in physics in 1992, and Ph.D. in computer science in 1996, all from Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

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Seza Doğruöz

Dr Seza Doğruöz has a Digital Humanities grant and is currently a research fellow at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Sciences (NIAS). She has worked earlier at the University of California Santa Barbara, Carnegie Mellon University in the USA.

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Angelika Kimmig

Dr Angelika Kimmig is a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO Vlaanderen) at KU Leuven, Belgium, where she obtained her Ph.D. in 2010. She has recently spent a year at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

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Jochen Spangenberg

Jochen Spangenberg has been working in the media industry since the 1990s both on the journalistic and the organisational / strategic side. After stints in News & Current Affairs at the BBC from 1994 to 1998 he worked as Chief Operating Officer of a Berlin-based new media company.

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Paolo Gallina

Prof. Paolo Gallina received the Ph.D degree in Applied Mechanics from the University of Brescia, Brescia (Italy), in 1999. He was on the faculty of the University of Padova, Padova (Italy), from 1999 to 2002 as assistant Professor.

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Valia Kordoni

Prof. Valia Kordoni is Research Professor of (Computational) Linguistics at the Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin (Germany). Her main research interests are in deep linguistic processing, semantic analysis, and multiword expressions.

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Georgios Yannakakis

Prof. Georgios N. Yannakakis is Associate Professor at the Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta (UoM). He received the Ph.D. degree in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh in 2005.

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Thomas Gottron

Dr Thomas Gottron is PostDoc and senior researcher at the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST) at the University of Koblenz-Landau. His research interests are in the area of Semantic Web, Information Retrieval and Web Science.

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Rodney Nielsen

Prof Rodney Nielsen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas.