Ivan Herman (1263)
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Ivan Herman graduated as mathematician at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Hungary, in 1979. After a brief scholarship at the Université Paris VI he joined the Hungarian research institute in computer science (SZTAKI) where he worked for 6 years (and turned into a computer scientist…). He left Hungary in 1986 and, after a few years in industry in Munich, Germany, he joined the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Sciences (CWI) in Amsterdam where he has had a tenure position since 1988. He received a PhD degree in Computer Science in 1990 at the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands. He joined the W3C Team as Head of W3C Offices in January 2001 while maintaining his position at CWI. He served as Head of Offices until June 2006, then as Semantic Web Activity Lead until December 2013. Since June of 2013, he is the Publishing@W3C Technical Lead.
Before joining W3C he worked in different areas (distributed and dataflow programming, language design, system programming), but he spend most of his research years in computer graphics and information visualization. He also participated in various graphics related ISO standardization activities and software developments. See his professional web site (http://www.ivan-herman.net/professional/) for further details.
Ivan was involved in several of the conferences (member of program committees, co-chairing, member of the lcoal organizing committee in different roles, etc.). He was member of the EG Executive Committee between 1985 and 2002; he was also member of the Executive Board in the 90's, serving as vice-chair of the Association in 2001-2002. As part of his activities in the EG Executive Board he was responsible for the Workshop programme of the Association, and he also initiated the Web presence of the Association in the 1990's by creating and managing its first Web site.
Ivan is a Fellow of the Eurographics Association.