Professor James Hendler

Professor James Hendler


He was the first computer scientist ever to serve on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science and currently serves as chair of the ACM’s US Technology Policy Committee.

He is also a faculty affiliate of the Experimental Multimedia Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), serves as a Director of the UK’s Web Science Trust and is an honorary professor at Wuhan University.

Hendler has authored about 200 technical papers in the areas of Semantic Web, artificial intelligence, agent-based computing and high performance processing. One of the inventors of the Semantic Web. Hendler was the recipient of a 1995 Fulbright Foundation Fellowship and is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the British Computer Society and the IEEE.

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.

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.

Hendler was previously Chair of the WSTNet Network of Labs from 2009 – 2014 and was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees in 2015.