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James Hendler is the Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI. He also is acting director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration and serves as a Member, and former Chair, of the Board of the UK’s charitable Web Science Trust.

Hendler has authored over 400 books, technical papers and articles in the areas of Semantic Web, artificial intelligence, agent-based computing and high-performance processing. 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 AAAI, BCS, the IEEE, the AAAS and the ACM. 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, Hendler was named one of the 20 most innovative professors in America by Playboy magazine and was selected as an “Internet Web Expert” by the US government. In 2013, he was appointed as the Open Data Advisor to New York State and in 2015 appointed a member of the US Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. In 2016, became a member of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information and in 2018 became chair of the ACM’s US technology policy committee, and in 2019 a member of the ACM (global) Technology Policy Council. In 2018, Hendler was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Hendler is the former Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems and is the current co-EIC of Data Intelligence, a joint publication of MIT Press and the Chinese Academy of Science. Hendler was also the first computer scientist ever to serve on the Board of Reviewing editors for Science. His most recent book is Social Machines: The coming collision of artificial intelligence, social networking and humanity (Co-authored w/Dr. Alice Mulvehill)

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