James Hendler is a Professor and Director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is one of the early Semantic Web developers. Hendler held a longstanding position as professor at the University of Maryland where he was the Director of the Joint Institute for Knowledge Discovery and held joint appointments in the Department of Computer Science, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Systems Research. He was the Director for Semantic Web and Agent Technology at the Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Laboratory. Hendler served as an “Internet Web Expert” for the U.S. government, providing guidance to the Data.gov project and in 2016 he was appointed to the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the British Computer Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Computing Machinery.
Hendler, J. (2014). Data Integration For Heterogenous Datasets. Big Data, 2(4), 205-215. doi:10.1089/big.2014.0068
Hendler, J. A., Holm, J., Musialek, C., & Thomas, G. (2012). US Government Linked Open Data: Semantic.data.gov. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 27(3), 25-31. doi:10.1109/MIS.2012.27
Hendler, J., & Berners-Lee, T. (2010). From the Semantic Web to social machines: A research challenge for AI on the World Wide Web. Artificial Intelligence, 174(2), 156-161. doi:10.1016/j.artint.2009.11.010