Jeff Z. Pan

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Dr. Jeff Z. Pan received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Manchester in 2004, on Description Logics reasoning support for the Semantic Web. He has been a Lecturer of Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen, UK, since 2005. His current research focuses primarily on the design of logics and ontology languages, automated reasoning, ontology reuse and usability, as well as the applications (such as in the Semantic Web) of all the above. Over the years, Dr. Pan has contributed to several high-profile projects, such as the highly prestigious, EPSRC-funded Interdisciplinary Resaerch Collaboration on Advanced Knowledge Technologies (AKT) and the European Commission FET project WonderWeb, which effectively contributed to the creation of the W3C OWL Web Ontology Language. He has also led The Aberdeen University's contribution to several EU-funded and national projects, such as the European Commission Network of Excellent Knowledge Web project. Dr. Pan is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Advances in Artificial Intelligence and serves as a guest editor of special issues of international journals, such as the Journal of Logic and Computation and the Journal of Data Semantics. He is a PC Chair of the first ever Semantic Web reasoning conference - The First International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR2007). He published more than 50 journal articles, conference/workshop papers and book chapters, as well as a number of W3C technical reports, such as "XML Schema Datatypes in RDF and OWL". Dr. Pan is a co-chair of the W3C Multimedia Semantics Incubator Group, and served as a co-coordinator of both the Software Engineering and the Multimedia Task Forces in the W3C Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group. He is also a co-chair of the Fuzzy RuleML Technical Group and a member of the RuleML steering committee.

Biography Updated on 14 August 2011

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