I am the Director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (CAIDS) in the Department of Computer Science at Kansas State University. My research record lists over 400 publications in such diverse areas as semantic web, artificial intelligence, denotational semantics, and set-theoretic topology. My research is highly cited. I am the founding Editor-in-chief of the Semantic Web journal, the leading journal in the field, and of the IOS Press book series Studies on the Semantic Web. I am co-author of the W3C Recommendation OWL 2 Primer, and of the book Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies by CRC Press, 2010, which was named as one of the seven Outstanding Academic Titles 2010 in Information and Computer Science by the American Library Association’s Choice Magazine, and has translations into German and Chinese. I am on the editorial board of several journals and book series and a founding steering committee member of the Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning Association and the Association for Ontology Design and Patterns, and he frequently acts as conference chair in various functions. For more information, see Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler (ksu.edu).