Dr. Stefan Decker is a Professor at the National University of Ireland Director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Galway. He earned his PhD at the University of Karlsruhe. Since then his main interest is the Semantic Web, and the application of the Semantic Web to make it simpler for people, organisations and systems to collaborate and interoperate on a global scale, with a special focus on how to transfer results into practice and how to get people to use technology.
He is one of the people behind a large European Semantic Desktop project and PI on several projects within the Digital Enterprise Research Institute aiming at practical usable Semantic Web technology. Previous workplaces include Stanford University and the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California.