Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maria-Esther Vidal and Elena Simperl join JWS editorial board

The Journal of Web Semantics welcomes Drs. Maria-Esther Vidal and Elena Simperl as new members of its editorial board.

Dr. Maria-Esther Vidal is a full-professor in the Computer Science Department of the Universidad Simón Bolívar (Caracas, VE) where also serves as the Assistant Dean for Research and Development in Applied Science and Engineering. Dr. Vidal leads USB Semantic Web Group and has research interests that include publishing and consuming (linked) open data, query rewriting, optimization and execution, ranking, link prediction, and benchmarking and evaluation. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from USB in 2000.

Dr. Elena Simperl is a senior lecturer in the Web and Internet Science Research Group at the University of Southampton (Southampton, UK). Her research is in the intersection of semantic technologies and social computing and includes interests in the socially and economically-motivated aspects of creating and using semantically-enabled Web content and how it can be used to foster collaboration and participation. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2006.