Karl Aberer is a full professor for Distributed Information Systems at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, since 2000; from 2005 to 2012 the director of the Swiss National Research Center for Mobile Information and Communication Systems (NCCR-MICS, www.mics.ch); since September 2012 he is Vice-President of EPFL responsible for information systems; member of the editorial boards of VLDB Journal, ACM Transaction on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems and World Wide Web Journal.
Lora Aroyo is a Full Professor at the Web & Media group, Department of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Within the framework of the Network Institute, she is involved in several research projects focussed on crowdsourcing and human computation, collecting data, data quality, and especially hybrid human-AI systems for video understanding. She has led major research projects in semantic search, recommendation systems, event-driven access to online multimedia collections, and through these has become a recognized leader in digital humanities, cultural heritage, and interactive TV.
At HP Labs Mary has worked on a diverse set of topics including digital preservation, user experiences for desktop and mobile video conferencing, wearables, and mobile systems and applications. Before coming to HP Labs she was on the faculty of the computer science department at Stanford University where she led the MosquitoNet and Mobile People projects. She and her students also helped design and test the distributed audit and repair protocol for the LOCKSS digital preservation system.
Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at RPI. Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS. Inaugural recipient of the ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award for "influential leadership in the design, development, and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure." U.S. lead of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and RDA Council co-Chair. Chair of the Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees. Former Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Former Vice President for Research at RPI.
Christine L. Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA, is the author Big Data, Little Data, No Data ( 2015), Scholarship in the Digital Age (2007) and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure (2000), and about 200 other publications in information studies, computer science, and communication. She is a Fellow of the ACM and of AAAS; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He is the past President of ACM and is a member of the National Science Board.
Cerf has received the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, US National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Tunisian National Medal of Science, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, the Legion d’Honneur and 24 honorary degrees.
Sally Jo Cunningham is a founding member of the New Zealand Digital Libraries Research Group, who are the developers of the Greenstone software. Her research primarily focuses on digital library users and their information behaviour, over text, image, video, and music documents; she is particularly interested in how information behaviour changes as people move to digital documents, and in how we can support the 'non-native' behaviour seen with physical collections, in the digital library.
David De Roure is Professor of e-Research at University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre. He is a Strategic Advisor to the Economic and Social Research Council in the area of Social Media Data. Working on the intersection of humanities, social science, and computer science, David conducts research on social machines, computational musicology, large scale sociotechnical systems, cyber security and social computing.
Distinguished professor of computer science at Naval Postgraduate School. Past president of ACM. Past editor in chief of Communications of ACM. Currently editor of ACM Ubiquity. Author of ten books, most recent Great Principles of Computing (MIT Press 2015). Author of over four hundred scientific papers and articles.
Dr. Edward A. Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. from M.I.T. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI&SU or Virginia Tech), where he serves as Professor of Computer Science. He directs the Digital Library Research Laboratory and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng, is Professor of Computer Science in Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, and is a Director of the Web Science Institute. She was Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) from 2002 to 2007, and was Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering from 2010 to 2014.
One of the first computer scientists to undertake serious research in multimedia and hypermedia, she has been at its forefront ever since. The influence of her work has been significant in many areas including digital libraries, the development of the Semantic Web, and the emerging research discipline of Web Science.
She is Managing Director of the Web Science Trust.
She became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2009 UK New Year's Honours list, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 2009.
She was elected President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in July 2008, and was the first person from outside North America to hold this position.
Until July 2008, she was Senior Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, was a member of the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology, and was a founder member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council. She was President of the British Computer Society from 2003 to 2004 and an EPSRC Senior Research Fellow from 1996 to 2002.
Lynda Hardman obtained her PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 1998, having graduated in Mathematics and Physics from Glasgow University in 1982. She was the development manager for Guide, the first hypertext authoring system for personal computers (1986). Her work on modelling hypermedia documents heavily influenced the first World Wide Web Consortium Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language recommendation. She is a board member of Informatics Europe, http://www.informatics-europe.org/