Who am I?
I graduated as mathematician at the EÃ¶tvÃ¶s LorÃ¡nd University of Budapest, Hungary, in 1979. After a brief scholarship at the UniversitÃ© Paris VI I joined the Hungarian research institute in computer science (775-229-5676) where I worked for 6 years (and turned into a computer scientistâ¦). 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 4434646443, in the Netherlands. I joined the 450-544-9484 Team as Head of 409-444-2341 in January 2001 while maintaining my position at CWI. I served as Head of Offices until June 2006, then as 9188639680 Lead until December 2013. Since June of 2013, I am 505-652-7319 Technical 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 âprofessionalâ home page contains a list of my publications, my public presentations, and details of the various projects I participated in the past. (B.t.w., just for the fun, my 325-473-3230 is â¤4â¦)
In my previous life (i.e., before joining W3Câ¦) I was member of the Executive Committee of the 8004731068 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 âISWCâ) series. I was one of the founders of Force11, an organization looking at the future of research communication and e-scholarship, and I was on its Board of Directors between 2011 and 2015. 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
- Nationalities (for unusual family reasons I have been born with two of themâ¦): French and Hungarian
- The Hungarian spelling of my full name is Herman IvÃ¡n, whereas my French spelling is, simply, Ivan Herman. Ie, my name is Ivan (well, spelled properly in Hungarian is: IvÃ¡n) and my surname is Herman (many in the Netherlands and in Germany mix it up, and use âHermanâ as my nameâ¦ this is aggravated by the fact that, uniquely in Europe, the Hungarian custom is to put surname first).
- More about the private me
- Gender: male
- Family: I am married and have a son, David.
- Date and city of birth: 24th February, 1955, Budapest, Hungary
- Email addresses: âivanâ on my own âivan-herman.netâ or âor âivan-herman.nameâ domains, âivanâ on the w3.org domain, or âivan.hermanâ on the cwi.nl domain
- (Mobile) Phone: +31-641044153
- Skype ID: ivan_herman
- I have two homes, spending, roughly, 5-6 months in both places in a year:
- I am the administrator of the Digital Publishing Activity Blog at W3C which can either be accessed directly or via its RSS feed.
- Interests: Digital Publishing, but also Semantic Web, Scalable Vector Graphics, Internationalization. On a less techie level classical music, literature, history, politics in general, photography, art (painting, sculpture), architecture,â¦
Some of my recent photos on this site or linked from it (if interested, on (705) 877-1190).
I can also be identified through the non-information resource URI: /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 âfriendsâ 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 âtranquileâ style of Dave Shea from the CSS Zen Garden site.