Ivan Herman

Who am I?

I graduated as mathematician at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Hungary, in 1979. After a brief scholarship at the Université Paris VI I joined the Hungarian research institute in computer science (SZTAKI) where I worked for 6 years (and turned into a computer scientist…). I left Hungary in 1986 and, after a few years in industry in Munich, Germany, I joined the Centre Mathematics and Computer Sciences (CWI) in Amsterdam where I have a tenure position since 1988. I received a PhD degree in Computer Science in 1990 at the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands. I joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Team as Head of W3C Offices in January 2001 while maintaining my position at CWI. I served as Head of Offices until June 2006, then as Semantic Web Activity Lead until December 2013. Since June of 2013, I am Digital Publishing Activity Lead.

Before joining W3C I worked in quite different areas (distributed and dataflow programming, language design, system programming), but I spend most of my research years in computer graphics and information visualization. I also participated in various graphics related ISO standardization activities and software developments. My “professional” home page contains a list of my publications, my public presentations, and details of the various projects I participated in the past. There is also a dblp entry for my publications generated automatically (although I am not sure it is complete…). (B.t.w., based on my publications, my Erdős number is ≤4…)

In my previous life (i.e., before joining W3C…) I was member of the Executive Committee of the Eurographics Association for 15 years, and I was vice-chair of the Association between 2000 and 2002. I was, between 2007 and 2014, also member of SWSA (Semantic Web Science Association), the committee responsible for the International Semantic Web Conferences (better known as “ISWC”) series. I was the co-chair of the 9th World Wide Web Conference, in Amsterdam, May 2000; since then, I have also been member of IW3C2 (International World Wide Web Conference Committee), responsible for the World Wide Web Conference series.

Some personal data

Some of my recent photos on flickr (see more, if interested, on my on-line albums, with my latest favourites put into a separate entry):

I can also be identified through the non-information resource URI: http://www.ivan-herman.net/foaf#me (when dereferenced, the URI redirects to this page for (X)HTML, and to the generated foaf file otherwise). My foaf “friends” are listed in a separate RDF file.

This file is in HTML+RDFa 1.1. Running the file through an RDFa processor yields the corresponding foaf file in Turtle or foaf file in RDF/XML. I have borrowed and adapted the ‘tranquile’ style of Dave Shea from the CSS Zen Garden site.

If I had the patience, I would do this in a more 'HTML' way to display it, but I do not really want to spend my time on that… Information Visualization PREMO Manifold

Ivan Herman, 2016-09-26. A detached signature for the generated foaf RDF/XML document is also available to prove the correctness of these data. (My GPG public Key has a length of 4096, and the following fingerprint: 392C 36D6 1B21 0F81 60C8 C821 7D0D D774 AACF A777. The key belongs to Ivan Herman )

rdf icon for the foaf file in RDF Valid HTML+RDFa