|Nigel Richard Shadbolt|
April 9, 1956 |
|Institutions||University of Southampton|
|Alma mater||Newcastle University,
University of Edinburgh,
University of Nottingham
|Thesis||Constituting Reference in Natural Language: The Problem of Referential Opacity (1986)|
|Doctoral students||Daniel A. Smith
|Known for||Significant Contributions to Artificial Intelligence and the Semantic Web|
Shadbolt was born in London. He studied for an undergraduate degree in philosophy and psychology at Newcastle University. His PhD was from the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh. He moved to the University of Nottingham in 1983 and joined the Department of Psychology. In 2000, he moved to the University of Southampton and in 2007 he became Deputy Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science.
Shadbolt's research has been in Artificial Intelligence since the late 1970s working on a broad range of topics - from natural language understanding and robotics through to expert systems, computational neuroscience, memory through to the semantic web and linked data. He also writes on the wider implications of his research. One example is the book he co-authored with Kieron O'Hara that examines privacy and trust in the Digital Age - The Spy in the Coffee Machine. His research has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
In 2006, Nigel Shadbolt, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Dame Wendy Hall and Daniel Weitzner, founded the Web Science Research Initiative, to promote the discipline of Web Science and foster research collaboration between the University of Southampton and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In June 2009 he was appointed together with Sir Tim Berners-Lee as Information Advisor to the UK Government. The two led a team to develop data.gov.uk a single point of access for UK non-personal Governmental public data. In May 2010 he was appointed by the UK Coalition Government to the Public Sector Transparency Board responsible for setting open data standards across the public sector and developing the legal Right to Data.
- "‘SHADBOLT, Prof. Nigel Richard’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012".
- Shadbolt, N.; Burton, A. M. (1989). "The empirical study of knowledge elicitation techniques". ACM SIGART Bulletin (108): 15–18. doi:10.1145/63266.63268.
- Smith, Daniel (2011). Exploratory and Faceted Browsing, over Heterogeneous and Cross-Domain Data Sources (PhD thesis). University of Southampton. http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/272531/.
- Tennison, Jenifer (1999). Living Ontologies: Collaborative Knowledge Structuring on the Internet (PhD thesis). University of Nottingham. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=1HbRtgAACAAJ.
- Tennison, J.; O'Hara, K.; Shadbolt, N. (2002). "APECKS: Using and evaluating a tool for ontology construction with internal and external KA support". International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 56 (4): 375–422. doi:10.1006/ijhc.2002.1000.
- Tuffield, Mischa (2010). Telling your story: autobiographical metadata and the semantic web (PhD thesis). University of Southampton. http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/159927.
- Shadbolt, N.; Berners-Lee, T.; Hall, W. (2006). "The Semantic Web Revisited". IEEE Intelligent Systems 21 (3): 96–101. doi:10.1109/MIS.2006.62.
- List of publications from Google Scholar
- List of publications from the DBLP Bibliography Server
- Middleton, S. E.; Shadbolt, N. R.; De Roure, D. C. (2004). "Ontological user profiling in recommender systems". ACM Transactions on Information Systems 22: 54. doi:10.1145/963770.963773.
- http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/nrs/cv.php Curriculum Vitae Nigel Shadbolt
- Elliott, T.; Shadbolt, N. R. (2003). "Developmental robotics: Manifesto and application". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 361 (1811): 2187–2206. doi:10.1098/rsta.2003.1250. PMID 14599315.
- Beagrie, N.; Hall, W.; Hitch, G. J.; Shadbolt, N.; Morris, R.; O'Hara, K. (2006). "Memories for life: A review of the science and technology". Journal of the Royal Society Interface 3 (8): 351–365. doi:10.1098/rsif.2006.0125. PMC 1578756. PMID 16849265.
- Hall, W.; De Roure, D.; Shadbolt, N. (2009). "The evolution of the Web and implications for eResearch". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 367 (1890): 991–1001. doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.0252. PMID 19087929.
- Kieron O'Hara (2008). The Spy in the Coffee Machine. Oxford, England: Oneworld Publications. ISBN 1-85168-554-5.
- http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewPerson.aspx?PersonId=14179 Research grants awarded to Nigel Shadbolt by the EPSRC
- Shadbolt, N.; Berners-Lee, T. (2008). "Web science emerges". Scientific American 299 (4): 76–81. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican1008-76. PMID 18847088.
- Berners-Lee, T.; Hall, W.; Hendler, J.; Shadbolt, N.; Weitzner, D. (2006). "Computer Science: Enhanced: Creating a Science of the Web". Science 313 (5788): 769–771. doi:10.1126/science.1126902. PMID 16902115.
- Arthur, Charles (2010-01-21). "The Guardian 21stJan 2010". London. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
- Berners-Lee, Tim; Shadbolt, Nigel (2010-01-21). "Guardian Data Blog 21st Jan 2010". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2010-05-20.