[picture of Frank] Frank van Harmelen
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group
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I am professor of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in the CS Department of the VU University Amsterdam, and I lead the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning group. My Twitter-stream on Semantic Web issues.
And the searchable archive of all my Semantic Web tweets.
Microsoft Academic ranks me at 330 in the list of most cited authors in Computer Science of all time..
See my publication page
or my profile on Google Scholar
I am director of the The Network Institute

See below for an impression of my interests through various cloud images.
See also the page that Wikipedia wrote about me.

A tag-cloud of all words in the titles of all my papers

A tag-cloud of my Tweets and a tag-cloud of the profiles of my Twitter followers
(click on images for more details)

My Facebook network, in two different formats.
Green = VU, Purple = LarKC, Red = EU Semantic Web,Blue = US Semanic Web
The geo-image shows that world is not really a small place, yet.. (click on images for more details)

My LinkedIn network.

Green = international semantic web community,
Pink = Dutch semantic web community, Orange = VU University colleagues, blue = some VU University students. (click on images for more details)

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My co-author graph on Microsoft Academic Search (but this is a very incomplete graph)

and my co-authors by insitution (from the SWJ Portal)

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A map of my co-authors on all my Springer publications.

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A map of my Twitter 1600+ followers.

[CV]Brief CV

Frank van Harmelen (1960) is a professor in Knowledge Representation & Reasoning in the AI department (Faculty of Science) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. After studying mathematics and computer science in Amsterdam, he moved to the Department of AI in Edinburgh, where he was awarded a PhD in 1989 for his research on meta-level reasoning. While in Edinburgh, he co-developed a logic-based toolkit for expert systems, and worked with Prof. Alan Bundy on proof planning for inductive theorem proving. After his PhD research, he moved back to Amsterdam where he worked from 1990 to 1995 in the SWI Department under Prof. Wielinga, on the use of reflection in expert systems, on the formal underpinnings of the CommonKADS methodology for Knowledge-Based Systems. In 1995 he joined the AI research group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he co-lead the On-To-Knowledge project, on of the first Semantic Web projects. He was appointed full professor in 2002, and is leading the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group. He was one of the co-designers of the OWL Web Ontology Language Language. He is currently scientific director the LarKC project (http://www.larkc.eu), aiming to develop the Large Knowledge Collider, a platform for very large scale semantic web reasoning. His interests include

He has published three books (on meta-level inference, on knowledge-based systems, and on the Semantic Web) and over 100 research papers, most of which can be found on-line.

How to reach me

Diary for this week
(+31) - 20 - 598 7731
(+31) - 20 - 598 7483 (secr)
(+31) - 84 - 221 4294
(delivered to me by email)

Dept. of Computer Science 
Faculty of Sciences
room: T3.57 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
de Boelelaan 1081a 
1081HV Amsterdam 
The Netherlands