Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor
Department of Computer Science and Cognitive Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI),
Title: Challenges in Health-related Areas
JimHendler is the Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and the Tetherless World Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science at RPI. He also serves as a Director of the UK’s charitable Web Science Trust and is a visiting Professor of Computer Science at DeMontfort University in Leicester, UK. 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, is a former member of the US Air Force Science Advisory Board, and is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the British Computer Society, the IEEE and the AAAS. 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. He is the Editor-in-Chief emeritus of IEEE Intelligent Systems and was the first computer scientist to serve on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science. In 2012, he was one of the inaugural recipients of the Strata Conference “Big Data” awards for his work on large-scale open government data, and he is a columnist and associate editor of the Big Data journal.
UA Regents' Professor
Department of Management Information Systems
Eller College of Management
The University of Arizona
Title: Health Big Data Analytics
Dr. Hsinchun Chen is Regents' Professor and Thomas R. Brown Chair of Management and Technology at the University of Arizona. He received the B.S. degree from the National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan, the MBA degree from SUNY Buffalo, and the Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the New York University. Dr. Chen had served as a Scientific Counselor/Advisor of the National Library of Medicine (USA), Academia Sinica (Taiwan), and National Library of China (China).
Dr. Chen is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS. He received the IEEE Computer Society 2006 Technical Achievement Award, the 2008 INFORMS Design Science Award, the MIS Quarterly 2010 Best Paper Award, and the IEEE 2011 Research Achievement and Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics. He was also a finalist of the AZ Tech Council’s Governor’s Innovation of the Year Award in 2011 and named in the Arizona Centennial Top 100 Scientists in 2012. He is author/editor of 20 books, 25 book chapters, 250 SCI journal articles, and 140 refereed conference articles covering Web computing, search engines, digital library, intelligence analysis, biomedical informatics, data/text/web mining, and knowledge management. His recent books include: Dark Web (2012); Sports Data Mining (2010); Infectious Disease Informatics (2010); Terrorism Informatics (2008); Mapping Nanotechnology Knowledge and Innovation(2008), Digital Government (2007);Intelligence and Security Informatics for International Security (2006); and Medical Informatics (2005), all published by Springer.
Dr. Chen’s publication productivity in Information Systems was ranked #8 in a bibliometric study in (CAIS 2005) and #9 in (EJIS, 2007); and he was ranked #1 in Digital Library research in a study in (IP&M 2005), #1 in JASIST publication for 1998-2007 in (JASIST 2008) and #5 in h-index in IEEE Intelligent Systems publications for 1986-2010 in (IEEE IS 1010). His overall h-index in 2012 is 64, which is ranked in the top 10 for information retrieval researchers in computer science and #4 among all University of Arizona faculty according to Microsoft Academic Search, and #1 among all faculty in the MIS (tied with Andy Whinston) according to Google Scholar.
He is Editor in Chief (EIC) of the ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (ACM TMIS) and Springer Security Informatics (SI) Journal. He serves on ten editorial boards including: IEEE Intelligent Systems, ACM Transactions on Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Decision Support Systems, and International Journal on Digital Library.
He has been an advisor for major NSF, DOJ, NLM, DOD, DHS, and other international research programs in digital library, digital government, medical informatics, and national security research. Dr. Chen is founding director of Artificial Intelligence Lab and Hoffman E-Commerce Lab. The UA Artificial Intelligence Lab, which houses 20+ researchers, has received more than $30M in research funding from NSF, NIH, NLM, DOD, DOJ, CIA, DHS, and other agencies (90 grants, 40 from NSF). Dr. Chen has also produced 30 Ph.D. students who are placed in major academic institutions around the world. The Hoffman E-Commerce Lab, which has been funded mostly by major IT industry partners, features one of the most advanced e-commerce hardware and software environments in the College of Management. Dr. Chen was conference co-chair of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2004 and had served as the conference/program co-chair for eight International Conferences of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL), the premiere digital library meeting in Asia that he helped develop. He had served as the Program Chair of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2009, the premiere MIS conference. Dr. Chen is also (founding) conference co-chair of the IEEE International Conferences on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) 2003-present. The ISI conference, which has been sponsored by NSF, CIA, DHS, and NIJ, has become the premiere meeting for international and homeland security IT research.
Dr. Chen’s COPLINK system, which has been quoted as a national model for public safety information sharing and analysis, has been adopted in more than 3500 law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The COPLINK research had been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and ABC News, among others. The COPLINK project was selected as a finalist by the prestigious International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/Motorola 2003 Weaver Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement in 2003. COPLINK research has recently been expanded to border protection (BorderSafe), disease and bioagent surveillance (BioPortal), and terrorism informatics research (Dark Web), funded by NSF, DOD, CIA, and DHS. In collaboration with selected international terrorism research centers and intelligence agencies, the Dark Web project has generated one of the largest databases in the world about extremist/terrorist-generated Internet contents (web sites, forums, blogs, and multimedia documents). Dark Web research supports link analysis, content analysis, web metrics analysis, multimedia analysis, sentiment analysis, and authorship analysis of international terrorism contents. The project has received significant international press coverage, including: Associated Press, USA Today, The Economist, NSF Press, Washington Post, Fox News, BBC, PBS, Business Week, Discover magazine, WIRED magazine, Government Computing Week, Second German TV (ZDF), Toronto Star, and Arizona Daily Star, among others.
Dr. Chen is also a successful entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Knowledge Computing Corporation (KCC), a university spin-off IT company and a market leader in law enforcement and intelligence information sharing and data mining. KCC was acquired by i2, the industry leader in intelligence analytics and fraud detection, in 2009. The combined i2/KCC company was acquired by IBM in 2011 for $500M.
Dr. Chen has also received numerous awards in information technology and knowledge management education and research including: AT&T Foundation Award, SAP Award, the Andersen Consulting Professor of the Year Award, the University of Arizona Technology Innovation Award, and the National Chiao-Tung University Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was also named Distinguished Alumnus by SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Chen had served as a keynote or invited speaker in major international security informatics, medical informatics, information systems, knowledge management, and digital library conferences and major international government meetings (NATO, UN, EU, FBI, CIA, DOD, DHS). He had served as Distinguished/Honorary Professor of several major universities in Taiwan and China (including Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai Jiao Tong University). He was named the Distinguished University Chair Professor of the National Taiwan University in 2010 and was elected as China 1000-Talent Program Scholar in affiliation with the Tsinghua University in 2012.