October 27, 2012

World Wide Web Expert Jim Hendler Receives Inaugural Strata "Big Data" Award

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Honored for Contributions to Open Data

Jim Hendler, head of the Department of Computer Science and senior constellation professor in the Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer, has been honored with an inaugural Strata Data Innovation Award, given to individuals who have made significant innovations in the data field.

The award, given as part of the O’Reilly Strata Conference taking place this week in New York City, was created to “recognize disruptive, innovative technologies in big data and data science, highlight data science as an increasing importance for companies, and showcase the highlights of the growing data community,” according to the conference website.