Jeni Tennison

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Dr
Jeni Tennison
OBE
Jeni Tennison (3697459090).jpg
Tennison in 2009, picture by Paul Downey
Born Jenifer Fay Alys Tennison
Cambridge, England
Residence London, England[1]
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Nottingham
Website www.jenitennison.com
Scientific career
Thesis Living ontologies : collaborative knowledge structuring on the Internet (1999)
Doctoral advisor Nigel Shadbolt[2]
Known for Work on legislation.gov.uk and Data.gov.uk
Notable awards
recorded November 2014

Dr Jenifer Fay Alys Tennison, OBE,[3] is a British software engineer who is currently Technical Director at the Open Data Institute.[4]

Education[edit]

Tennison was born in Cambridge, England[5] and educated at the University of Nottingham gaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1994[6][7] and a PhD in collaborative ontology development in 1999,[2] supervised by Nigel Shadbolt.

Career[edit]

Tennison has been the technical architect and lead developer for legislation.gov.uk and previously worked on the linked data aspects of data.gov.uk. Previously, Tennison was self-employed as a consultant.

Tennison has authored or co-authored several papers[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17] and books including Beginning XSLT 2.0,[18] XSLT and XPath on the Edge[19] and Professional XML Schemas.[20] Tennison was an invited expert on the XSL and XML Processing Working Groups at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and was appointed to the W3C's Technical Architecture Group in 2011. She has previously worked for the Open Knowledge Foundation[21] and Epistemics Ltd.[6]

Awards[edit]

Tennison was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours[3][22] for services to Technology and Open Data.[3][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeni Tennison on Twitter
  2. ^ a b Tennison, Jeni (1999). Living ontologies : collaborative knowledge structuring on the Internet (PhD thesis). University of Nottingham. 
  3. ^ a b c "New Year Honours 2014". gov.uk. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-01-01. 
  4. ^ "Open Data Institute Team: Jeni Tennison". The Open Data Institute. 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-01-14. 
  5. ^ Elliott, Chris (2014-01-01). "Honour from Queen for Cambridge technologist Jeni Tennison welcomed by World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee". Cambridge News. Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. 
  6. ^ a b "Jeni Tennison LinkedIn profile". LinkedIn.com. Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. 
  7. ^ Hardy, B. J.; Doughty, S. W.; Parretti, M. F.; Richards, W.; Tennison, J. (1997). "First Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society Electronic Conference". Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling 15 (2): 141–144. doi:10.1016/S1093-3263(97)81619-1. PMID 9385562. 
  8. ^ Jeni Tennison from the ACM Portal
  9. ^ Jeni Tennison's publications indexed by the DBLP Bibliography Server at the University of Trier
  10. ^ http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=jeni+tennison
  11. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  12. ^ Jeni Tennison's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier.
  13. ^ Lumley, J.; Tennison, J. (2006). "XSLT working session". Proceedings of the 2006 ACM symposium on Document engineering - DocEng '06. p. 1. doi:10.1145/1166160.1166161. ISBN 1595935150. 
  14. ^ Tennison, J. (2006). "Processing XML documents with pipelines". Proceedings of the 2006 ACM symposium on Document engineering - DocEng '06. p. 91. doi:10.1145/1166160.1166163. ISBN 1595935150. 
  15. ^ o’Hara, K.; Shadbolt, N.; Tennison, J. (2000). "Certifying KBSs: Using CommonKADS to Provide Supporting Evidence for Fitness for Purpose of KBSs". Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Methods, Models, and Tools. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1937. p. 419. doi:10.1007/3-540-39967-4_32. ISBN 978-3-540-41119-2. 
  16. ^ 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. 
  17. ^ Thompson, H. S.; Rees, J.; Tennison, J. (2013). "URIs in data: for entities, or for descriptions of entities—A critical analysis". Proceedings of the 5th Annual ACM Web Science Conference on - WebSci '13. p. 479. doi:10.1145/2464464.2532514. ISBN 9781450318891. 
  18. ^ Tennison, Jeni (2005-06-30). Beginning XSLT 2.0: From Novice to Professional (2nd Revised edition ed.). Berkeley, CA : New York: Springer. ISBN 9781590593240. 
  19. ^ Tennison, Jeni (2001-10-01). XSLT and XPath On The Edge (Unlimited Edition ed.). New York, NY: John Wiley / M&T Books. ISBN 9780764547768. 
  20. ^ Duckett, Jon; Nik Ozu; Kevin Williams; Stephen Mohr; Kurt Cagle; Oliver Griffin; Francis Norton; Ian Stokes-Rees; Jeni Tennison (2001-07-01). Professional XML Schemas. Birmingham, UK : Chicago, IL: WROX Press Ltd. ISBN 9781861005472. 
  21. ^ Tennison, Jeni (2013). "Jeni Tennison at OKFN". Open Knowledge Foundation. Archived from the original on 2014-01-14. 
  22. ^ Thwaites, Emma (2013-12-30). "ODI celebrates New Year OBE for Technical Director, Jeni Tennison". The Open Data Institute. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01. 
  23. ^ Franzon, Eric (2-03-12-30). "ODI celebrates New Year OBE for Technical Director, Jeni Tennison". SemanticWeb.com. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.  Check date values in: |date= (help)