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STI International Fellows

A STI International Fellowship position is intended for individual leaders who are most able and passionate in realizing STI International's mission of making Semantics a pillar or modern computing. STI International Fellowships honor and recognize the influence of an individual and their contributions to the field of Semantic Technologies, in areas such as the Semantic Web, the Future Internet, and all core areas of computer science.

Dr. Michael Brodie, USA

Raised in a small, rural Canadian town, today Dr. Michael Lawrence Brodie lives and works in the heart of our expanding Digital Universe, Chief Scientist of Verizon Network Technologies and Corporate Systems in Verizon, a global leader in delivering innovative communications, information, and entertainment. 

Dr. Brodie works on strategic Information Technology challenges and opportunities to deliver value to Verizon and Verizon’s customers from emerging technologies and practices in large-scale, distributed systems considering business, economic, social, application, and technical aspects of Information Ecosystems.

Dr. Brodie holds a Doctor of Science (honoris causa) from the National University of Ireland, a PhD in Databases from the University of Toronto, and has authored over 160 books, chapters, and articles and has presented over 150 keynotes or invited lectures in over 30 countries.

Dr. Brodie’s advisory and research roles include US National Academy of Sciences committees (US Healthcare Modernization, Counter-terrorism and Civil Liberties); Adjunct Professor, National University of Ireland, Galway; Scientific Advisory Board chair, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway; Advisory Committee member, The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, and School of Computer and Communication Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Web Science Champion, Web Science Trust; and Fellow, Semantic Technology Institutes International, Austria.

Dr. Mark Greaves, USA

Dr. Mark Greaves is currently Director, Knowledge Systems at Vulcan, Inc. Vulcan is the private investment vehicle for Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft, At Vulcan, he is sponsoring advanced research in large knowledge bases and advanced web technologies, including Project Halo (

Formerly, Mark was Program Manager in DARPA's Information Exploitation Office (IXO) for the DAML, UltraLog, and Advanced Logistics Projects. At DARPA, he has sponsored research on logistics and supply chain control technologies, formal ontology specification, semantic web technology, and the application of software agent technology to problems of distributed control of complex systems-of-systems. Prior to coming to DARPA, he led advanced programs in software agent technology at the Mathematics and Computing Technology group of Boeing's Phantom Works division. His main research interests are in mathematical logic, semantic web, and software agent technology, about which he has published two books and several papers. Mark holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Prof.Dr. Sung-Kook Han, Korea

Sung-Kook Han is a professor at the Department of Computer Engineering at Won Kwang University, Korea. He is the chairman of the Korea Semantic Technology Association. He also serves as an advisory committee member of many research societies, such as the Korea Information Science Society and KAAI. His research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Ontology Engineering, Semantic Technology, Semantic Web, Smart Services for IoT, and Knowledge Management.

After receiving his Ph.D at Inha University, he joined the Department of Computer Engineering as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He was a visiting scholar at the Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck (STI2) for several years. He has accomplished a number of both national and international research projects related to ontology and knowledge management, such as K-Medi (Knowledge Management System of Oriental Medicine, SDL (Semantic Digital Library Framework) and EU FP-7 projects. In addition, he has hosted and organised several major international conferences and workshops related to Semantic Web and Ontology. He founded several startup companies to disseminate semantic technology in e-Learning and healthcare industries. He holds a chair in the Regional ICT Convergence Forum for industry-academy cooperation. He leads an international research cooperation network among Korea, China and India to promote Linked Open Data.

Prof. Dr. Jim Hendler, USA

Prof. Dr. Jim Hendler is the Tetherless World Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science, and the Assistant Dean for Information Technology, at Rennselaer.  He also serves as the Associate Director of the Web Science Research Initiative headquartered at MIT and is a visiting Professor at the Institute of Creative Technology at DeMontfort University in Leicester, UK.  Hendler has authored about 200 technical papers in the areas of artificial intelligence, Semantic Web, 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 and is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and the British Computer Society.  He is the Editor-in-Chief emeritus of IEEE Intelligent Systems and is the first computer scientist to serve on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science.

Prof. Dr. Guus Schreiber, NL

Prof. Dr. Guus Schreiber is a professor of Intelligent Information Systems at the Department of Computer Science department of the VU University Amsterdam. His research interests are mainly in knowledge and ontology engineering, with a special interest for applications in the field of cultural heritage. He was one of the key developers of the CommonKADS methodology. He acts as chair of W3C groups for Semantic Web standards such as OWL, SKOS and RDFa. His research group is involved a wide range of national and international research projects. He is now project coordinator of the EU Integrated Project NoTube concerned with integration of Web and TV data with the help of semantics and was previously Sceintific Director of the EU Network of Excellence "Knowledge Web".

Schreiber studied medicine at the University of Utrecht. After working two years at the University of Leiden in the Medical Informatics department he joined in 1986 the SWI (Social Science Informatics) group of Bob Wielinga at the University of Amsterdam, where he was involved in research on knowledge engineering. In 1992 he was awarded a Ph.D. on a thesis entitled "Pragmatics of the Knowledge Level". In 2003 he moved to the VU.

Prof. Dr. Rudi Studer

Rudi Studer was Full Professor in Applied Informatics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute AIFB until 2017. In addition, he was director at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI) as well as at the FZI Research Center for Information Technology. His research interests include knowledge management, Semantic Web technologies and applications, data and text mining, Big Data and Service Science.

He obtained a Diploma in Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart in 1975. In 1982 he was awarded a Doctor's degree (Dr.rer.nat.) at the University of Stuttgart, and in 1985 he obtained his Habilitation in Informatics at the University of Stuttgart. From 1985 to 1989 he was project leader and manager at the Scientific Center of IBM Germany.

Rudi Studer is former president of the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) and former Editor-in-chief of the Journal Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web. He is an STI International Fellow.


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

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Won Kwang University


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