W3C Alumni

Shadi Abou-Zahra

Shadi Abou-Zahra worked with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) as the Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist. He coordinated accessibility priorities in the W3C Strategy team, as well as international promotion, coordination, and harmonization of web accessibility standards. Shadi also maintained WAI liaisons with key stakeholders including disability, research, and standards organizations, as well as coordinated WAI outreach in Europe, accessibility evaluation techniques, and European-funded projects on accessibility.

Prior to joining W3C in 2003, Shadi was a lead web developer and managed the design and implementation of web productions, online community platforms, and online games. Shadi also worked as a Web Consultant for the International Data Centre (IDC) of the United Nations Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), as well as for other international organizations. During his computer science studies, Shadi actively participated in the Austrian student council at the Technical University of Vienna as a representative for students with disabilities, where he advocated for equal opportunities in education and employment.

Shadi left W3C on 30 September 2021.

Jean-François Abramatic

Jean-François was Chairman of the World Wide Web Consortium from 1996 to 2001. Formerly Associate Director of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (1997-1998) and Director of Development and Industrial Relations at INRIA (1992- 1999), he was responsible for establishing the European branch of W3C in partnership with MIT LCS in 1995. He was the General Chairman of the Fifth International World Wide Web Conference which was held in Paris in May 1996.

Jean-François was asked by the French government to prepare a report entitled "Développement Technique de l'Internet". The report was published in June 1999.

His areas of expertise include networking, image processing and graphics. Jean-François received his Master's degree from Ecole des Mines in Nancy and his PhD from the University of Paris VI.

Jean-François rejoined the W3C staff as a Fellow from INRIA in 2014 to 2021 to work in the International Relations team.

Michelle Adamic

Michelle was a member of the MIT Business Development team from February 2008 to December 2014.

Pamela Ahern

Pamela joined W3C at MIT as Senior Office Assistant at MIT to assist Susan Hardy with W3C office administration. She was with W3C from September 1996 through December 1997.

José Manuel Alonso

José came to W3C as a W3C Fellow in January 2007 working in the Technology and Society Domain. José is employed by Fundación CTIC who sponsor his W3C fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to understand specific government and citizens' needs related to eGovernment services, identify eGovernment aspects that put Web interoperability at risk, to suggest how governments can deliver better and more efficient services through computer technologies, and to coordinate discussions and actions for possible future efforts of the Consortium in eGovernment.

Prior to joining W3C, José was the manager of the W3C Spain Office for three years and also served as the Advisory Committee Representative for CTIC.

José received Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Masters degree in Enterprise Application Integration, both from the University of Oviedo, where he also worked at its Research and Innovation departments as a researcher, developer and teacher. He also worked previously as consultant and even founded his own Web company back in 1997.

José left W3C in September 2009

William Ang

William as a member of the MIT system team from July 1996 to May 2013.

Andrew Arch

Andrew joined W3C in November 2007 as the Web Accessibility and Ageing Specialist to work on the European Commission funded WAI-AGE project. The objectives of this project were to increase the accessibility of the Web for those with accessibility needs related to ageing within European Union Member States and around the world. This project coordinates closely with the WAI Education and Outreach working group.

Prior to joining W3C, Andrew worked at Vision Australia for seven years leading a team that provided consulting, reviewing and training services around Web accessibility. He was heavily involved with W3C WAI during this time.

Andrew left W3C in September 2010.

Phil Archer

In the final year at W3C, Phil Archer's primary role was as a Data Specialist on the Strategy Team — working to make ever more effective use of the Web as a platform for data. His farewell blog post provides a summary.

He originally joined the team to work on the Mobile Web Initiative in February 2009, specifically to work on developing and delivering training in this area. Before joining the team he'd been a participant in the Mobile Web Best Practices working group (joining at its inception in June 2005) and was an editor of, or acknowledged contributor to, 6 of its documents.

Separately, Phil also had a long involvement with the Semantic Web activity, notably as chair of the POWDER working group. As part of this role he co-edited most of the documents and created one of the two reference implementations. It was this work that lead Phil to focus on the area of Linked Data and, via work on eGovernment and open data, to become Data Activity Lead before that role evolved into being part of the strategy team.

In addition to his work on the strategy team, Phil was staff contact for several working groups: Data on the Web Best Practices, Spatial Data on the Web, Permissions & Obligations Expression and Dataset Exchange.

Phil Archer maintains an active online presence through his personal Web site.

Takuya Asada

Takyua completed his Master's degree in image processing and color representation from the Information & Computer Science department at Chiba University. He has worked as a programmer and system administrator for over two years before joining W3C at Keio-SFC in October 1997.

Takuya left W3C in October 2000.

Katsutoshi Asaki

Katsu was a W3C Fellow from Hitachi from September 2007 to September 2008. Katsu received a study grant from Hitachi to join the Team at MIT to work on infrastructure tools for enterprise deployment of Semantic Web technologies.

Katsu is a software engineer working on Hitachi's enterprise information systems.

Jérémie Astori

Jérémie joined the W3C System Team in June 2013. He worked at the MIT/CSAIL host in Cambridge as the Webmaster and left in May 2015. Jérémie developped Echidna, an automated publication system for W3C specifications.

Maria Auday

Maria was assistant to Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe, CEO. She was part of the administrative team and organized some of the annual W3C meetings that are lead by Jeff.

Maria left W3C in September 2017.

Anselm Baird-Smith

Anselm worked at W3C from October 1995 through August 1997 to design and implement Jigsaw, W3C's award-winning object oriented Java-based server software. His interests include communication protocols, distributed objects and scripting languages. Anselm received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Universite de Jussieu, Paris VI.

Art Barstow

Art had been a W3C Team member since May, 2000 (part of that time was as Visiting Fellow).

Prior to this current position, he worked on a WAP simulation toolkit and a WAP browser at Nokia . He also has worked at the X Consortium and at Hewlett-Packard.

Art was a member of the Technology and Society Domain's Semantic Web Activity and a member of the RDF Core Working Group . He was also a member of the Semantic Web Advanced Development group.

Art left W3C in November 2001.

Guillaume Baudusseau

Guillaume joined the W3C Team in the Summer of 2014 as an intern to work on new Mobile Checkers. He continued into the Fall of that year as a member of the W3C Systems Team with a focus on W3C Validators, coding and community building. In the Fall of 2015, while he graduated as a computer science engineer with ISEN Toulon, Guillaume held a position as part of a block-release training within the Communications Team and the Systems Team to continue work on W3C validators and Mobile checker, work on Developer meetups and outreach, and in-house Web design.

Guillaume left W3C in September 2016.

Robin Berjon

Robin Berjon has long worked as part of the Web standards community, before joining W3C in 2012 where he edited the HTML specification and worked on tooling. He has notably contributed to the binary XML groups, SVG, WebApps, DAP, Core Mobile Web Platform, and several other efforts. He has since moved on to work at the intersection of the Web, science, and publishing.

He likes to hack on things, mostly using JavaScript, and has a long history of contributing to the open source community.

He lives in Paris with wife, daughters, and cat. You can follow @robinberjon on Twitter.

Alexandre Bertails

Alexandre joined the W3C in July 2009 as part of the Systems Team. He worked on the W3C Validators and was involved in Linked Data activities. He left the Consortium in 2014.

Janet Bertot

Janet joined the W3C-Sophia team in January 1997, to work part-time with Luc Ottavj and Stephane Boyera on system administration.

Klaus Birkenbihl

Klaus, based in Germany, graduated as mathematician at the University of Bonn in 1974. He joined the German research institute in computer science (GMD) where he worked since then in several areas. After a few years of research on software technology he was appointed head of GMD's computer center Bonn in 1980. He gave lectures on computer science at the University of Cologne and the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. He acted as head of the network engineering group and the competence center "Computer Networks and Society" in GMD and later in Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication.

Klaus has a strong computer networks background. Among other roles he was founding member of the European Academic Research Network (EARN) and deputy director of EARN Germany, member of the operational committee of the German Research Network (DFN), member of the EASInet steering committee and chairman of the German Chapter of the Internet Society.

Before joining the W3C team Klaus worked for W3C as head of the German/Austrian Office, AB member, and AC rep of GMD/Fraunhofer. After leaving Fraunhofer launched his own company ict Media GmbH from where he works for W3C. As team member - on a part time basis - Klaus worked as Coordinator of W3C World Offices.

Klaus left W3C in January 2011.

Irina Bolychevsky

Irina was a W3C Staff from July 2015 till December 2016.

Maker. Thinker. Product person. Redecentralize.org & CoffeeHouse Club founder. Previously Open Knowledge Commercial Director & ckan.org lead.

I love technology, ideas and figuring out how things can be better.

@shevski on twitter & shevski.com on the web.

David Booth

David was a W3C Fellow from Hewlett-Packard from 6-Feb-2002 through 15-Apr-2005. His main interests were Web Services and the Semantic Web.

He was alternate W3C Team Contact for the Web Services Description Working Group and the Web Services Architecture Working Group, and edited the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0 Primer and the Web Services Architecture.

At HP, he is a Senior Research Architect. Previously, he was Director of Training for Bluestone Software (until Bluestone was acquired by HP), and led Bluestone's use of Web technologies for training purposes. He also served on the W3C's Advisory Committee as Bluestone's representative. Before working at Bluestone, he was a research scientist for ATT Bell labs.

David has been programming for many years on a variety of operating systems, currently preferring Java or Perl.

David holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA, where he specialized in programming language design.

Renoir Boulanger

Renoir Boulanger is an application developer fascinated by technologies of the web. He has been building websites and web applications for over ten years. His experience also includes server management and he worked for several communications agencies in the province of Quebec, Canada.

Renoir's involvement to the W3C is as a member of developer relations mainly contributing on the WebPlatform project to improve features, strengthen the hosting and deployment infrastructure, and act as a technical liaison with Open-source communities.

In addition to having an easily identifiable name on the web, he can be found as @renoirb or at renoirboulanger.com

Stéphane Boyera

Stéphane was W3C Staff from June 1995 till february 2015. From January 2014 to February 2015, Stephane led the Web Payments activity. Before, he was leading the W3C Device Independence Working Group and he was a key participant in the development and launch of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative, managing the Device Description Working Group till the end of 2005. At the same time, Stéphane took also part in the management of the Voice and Multimodal Activities. From 2006 till 2009, he was leading the W3C work on the Mobile Web for Social Development Interest Group.

From January 2009 till June 2013, after participating in the Web Foundation Task Force during 2008, Stéphane joined the newly launched World Wide Web Foundation as lead program manager. Stéphane is still working in the area of ICT for development and the role of Web and mobile in social and economic development of developing countries.

Before joining W3C and the Web Foundation, Stéphane studied network and telecommunications at ESSTIN, an engineering school in Sophia-Antipolis, France. From 1991 to 1995, he worked on Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge modeling at INRIA.

Steve Bratt

From January 2002 through June 2009, Steve served as the W3C Chief Operating Officer, then Chief Executive Officer.

In October 2008, Steve Bratt was named the first Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web Foundation. The Web Foundation is not-for-profit organization, founded by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, focused on connecting and empowering all people on the planet through the Web, and ensuring that this powerful medium advances in a free and open manner. Under the direction of the Board, Steve has primary responsibility for launching the Foundation and for worldwide operations, including overall management of strategic planning, programs, fund-raising, communications, budget, legal matters, liaisons, and events.

Steve received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining the W3C, Steve held leadership and research positions within industry and government, and served on scientific and arms control delegations. In 1997, he was named Coordinator of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization's International Data Centre in Vienna, Austria. There he was responsible for establishing the data center, global communications infrastructure, and standards for data exchange between more than 300 world-wide sensors and 170 nations. From 1984 to 1997, Steve led research initiatives -- first at Science Applications International Corporation and then as a program manager at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- to develop advanced concepts for real-time global sensor monitoring, intelligent data analysis and international telecommunications. Steve also held the position of Research Scientist within MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Judy Brewer

Judy Brewer joined W3C in September 1997 as Director of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). She coordinated Web accessibility work at W3C, helping to ensure that W3C technologies support accessibility; developing guidelines for Web content, browsers, and authoring tools; improving tools for evaluation and repair of Web sites; conducting education and outreach; coordinating with research and development that can affect future Web accessibility; and promoting international harmonization of web accessibility standards in order to accelerate uptake and implementation of accessibility.

Judy was W3C's chief liaison on accessibility policy and standardization internationally, promoting awareness and implementation of Web accessibility, and ensuring effective dialog among industry, the disability community, accessibility researchers, and government on the development of consensus-based accessibility solutions. She was a Principle Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

Prior to joining W3C, Judy was Project Director for the Massachusetts Assistive Technology Partnership, a U.S. federally-funded project promoting access to assistive technology for people with disabilities. She worked on several national initiatives to increase access to mainstream technology for people with disabilities and to improve dialog between industry and the disability community. Judy has a background in applied linguistics, education, technical writing, management, disability advocacy, and biotechnology.

Judy left W3C in January 2023.

Dan Brickley

Dan worked mainly on the Semantic Web, with a side interest in Web Services technology, particular service description and composition. Dan was chair of the RDF Interest Group, co-editor of the RDF Schema Specification, and has a background in digital library research and services.

He was in charge of coordinating W3C's involvement in the Semantic Web Advanced Development for Europe (SWAD-Europe) project.

Dan left W3C in February 2006.

Renaud Bruyeron

Renaud holds an engineering degree from the "Grande Ecole" Ecole Centrale de Paris, and a Master of Sciences degree in Computer Science from UCLA. He worked in UCLA's Internet Research Laboratory on TCP performance issues.

In his spare time, Renaud likes to torture Linux systems.

Marcos Caceres

Marcos has spent over 15 years directly contributing to W3C Standards as an Editor and Chair. Marcos has extensive experience hacking on Web browsers and managing standardization and traditional open-source software projects. Before joining the W3C in March 2021, Marcos worked at Mozilla as a Staff Engineer on Mozilla's Web Platform Team. Prior to that, Marcos managed a core team of browser engineers at Opera Software, where he oversaw the development and standardization across a range of technologies.

Marcos left W3C in March 2022.

Michael Carmack

Michael joined the Team as a Systems programmer. He left in July 2001.

Jérôme Chailloux

Jérôme served as W3C/ERCIM Site Manager from June 2006 till December 2016. Prior to that, Jérôme worked as a researcher and research director at INRIA, France, in the areas of automatic VLSI design, software engineering, and knowledge-based systems. Jérôme was the main inventor and developer of the programming language Le-Lisp. Jérôme co-founded ILOG in 1987, taking on the roles of Chief Scientific Officer and Director. Up till 2000, he was a member of the French Co-ordination Committee for Science and Information Technology and Communication of the National Ministry for Education, Research and Technology. Starting in 1995, he was Chief Information Officer of the genomics company GENSET.

On May 2005, ERCIM's Board of Directors has nominated Jérôme as Manager of ERCIM.

Catherine Chat

Catherine worked with the Consortium from July - December 1996 to promote the W3C activities exploiting and demonstrating the potential of its developments. Her charter included working on an application-oriented branch of the W3C website dedicated to Web users.

Catherine holds a Masters degree in Software Engineering and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences which doesn't have much to do with the Web except wonderful World Wide experiences.

Catherine was the Webmaster of the Fifth International World Wide Web Conference.

Benfeng Chen

Benfeng was an html5 evangelist in Beihang from April 2013 to October 2014.

Yingying Chen

Yingying worked with W3C at Beihang from August 2015 till July 2017. Her main focuses were Automotive and Web of Things in Ubiquitous Web Domain. Prior to joining W3C, Yingying worked for ten years for Nokia on development of Smart Devices. Before that she worked for several years for Motorola on development of Mobile Applications . Yingying received her B.S. and M.S. on Telecommunication and Information System from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

Wendy Chisholm

Wendy joined the W3C in October 1999 to coordinate the development of tools and create guidelines to increase the accessibility of the Web for people with disabilities. As a human factors engineer at the Trace Center at the University of Wisconsin, she investigated the accessibility of emerging Web trends and technologies. She was co-editor of the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and is the W3C Team Contact for the WCAG WG and co-editor of WCAG 2.0. Wendy has a background in Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, and Psychology.

Eui-Suk Chung

Eui-Suk joined W3C in August 1996 on secondment from Ericsson Telecom. Before joining W3C, he was working on query processing for object-oriented database systems at the Programming Methodology Group at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science. He was a visiting scientist on a grant from Sweden.

Eui-Suk is interested in distributed systems, object-oriented database systems, and programming languages. He is interested in most aspects of the Web, and his work was focused on electronic commerce, real-time audio/video, distributed computing and mobile code.

In October 1997, Eui-Suk returned full-time to Ericsson to launch the Ericsson CyberLab. CyberLab partners include A.H. Belo, Hewlett-Packard, Juniper Networks, Marimba, Mariposa, Moonfire, Oz, Silicon Graphics, and Sun Microsystems.

Jules Clément-Ripoche

Jules joined W3C System Team in July 2007. He worked at the MIT/CSAIL host in Cambridge as the Webmaster and left in June 2009.

Dan Connolly, Technical Staff

Dan Connolly was a research scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in the Decentralized Information Group (DIG) and a member of the technical staff of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). His research interest was investigating the value of formal descriptions of complex systems like the Web, especially in the consensus-building process.

Dan received bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. He moved to the Dallas area to join Convex Computer Corporation as a software engineer in 1991. From there, he began collaborating across the Internet with Tim Berners-Lee on the World Wide Web project. He moved back to Austin to work at Atrium, a start-up software company, in 1993. He joined HAL Computer Systems in 1994.

In 1995, Dan moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to join the W3C staff at MIT. From 1995 to 1997, during the intense struggle between Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, Dan chaired the working group that preserved HTML as an open standard.

Since 1997, Dan has worked for MIT from his home, first in Austin, Texas and later in the Kansas City area.

Dan left W3C in June of 2010.

Beth Curran

Beth was Jean-François Abramatic's administrative assistant, and maintained the list of W3C Members. Prior to supporting Jean-François Abramatic, Beth was assistant to Albert Vezza.

Michelle Curry

Michelle was Communications Assistant for the W3C MIT team.

Michelle left W3C in July 2001.

Janet Daly

Janet served the W3C Communications Team in multiple capacities over nine years. She joined the team in February 1999 as Head of Public Relations and directed the Communications Team from January 2000 through June 2004, helping to develop strategic messaging, member relations and member communications, working with the W3C Webmaster and Ian Jacobs on refinements for the the W3C Publishing process, and leading W3C's media relations efforts. After returning from maternity leave in October 2004, Janet served as Global Communications Officer and continued her role as W3C spokesperson until her departure at the end of 2007.

François Daoust

François Daoust joined W3C in December 2007 from Microsoft where he integrated on-portal mobile search engine called MotionBridge he had developed in a French start-up. From 2007 to 2010, he served as staff contact for the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group. François became co-Activity Lead for the Web and TV Activity. He served as staff contact for the Web and TV Interest Group and for the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group created in May 2011. He contributed as a tutor to the online training sessions on Mobile Web Application Best Practices, maintained the online W3C mobileOK Checker, and took part in discussions and developments on cross-browser and cross-platform testing at W3C.

François left W3C on 30 November 2011 and rejoined in May 2014 as lead for Media and Entertainment.

Daniel Dardailler

Daniel Dardailler joined the W3C team in July 1996 and after leading various technical projects, like the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) or the W3C QA activity, and serving as Europe operational manager for several years, he has served as W3C Associate Chair for Europe and W3C Director of International Relations til the end of 2018.

Prior to working for W3C, Daniel was already working for standard as a Software Architect for the X Window System Consortium, responsible for pieces of the Motif toolkit and the Common Unix Desktop.

Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Nice/Sophia-Antipolis (89) in the area of digital typography and X protocol network.

Daniel left W3C in December 2018.

Daniel Davis

Daniel was hired in May 2013 to create and implement our Open Web Platform communications strategy in support of W3C Business Development. An important component involved W3C communications activities in Japan such as media outreach and speaking to technical and business audiences.

Assisting, as team contact, W3C Working Groups developing technical specifications in W3C's Ubiquitous Web domain to bring Web Technology from the desktop to new devices, in particular Web and Television activity and related technologies which target the integration of television industry requirements into the Open Web.

Daniel left W3C in October 2015.

Hidde de Vries

Hidde worked as a front-end engineer and accessibility specialist in the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) team. He worked with the Accessibility Guidelines and Education & Outreach Working Groups on the redesign of WCAG supporting documents (Techniques, Understanding), the ATAG Report Tool, the WCAG-EM Report Tool and outreach around the ATAG standard.

Hidde left W3C in October 2021.

Sally DeAngelis

Sally DeAngelis joined the W3C in October 1999 as an assistant to the administrative team. She also worked as a development and marketing consultant to arts organizations. Sally has a Masters of Education in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley College. She dances with Back Pocket Dance, an intergenerational performing group based in Cambridge, Mass., and various other groups.

Sally left W3C in June 2001.

Philip A. DesAutels

Philip DesAutels was a project manager at MIT LCS responsible for W3C's work on digital signatures and privacy on the Web. He joined W3C after working for Andersen Consulting, IBM and John Hancock where he has been a project manager and management advisor. He also spent a year with the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan, where he helped to establish an electronic mail infrastructure, taught business computing courses at Namangan Polytechnic Institute and worked to develop other local industries. Philip's research interests are in the area of social interactions on the Web and trust.

Philip holds an M.S. degree in Industrial and Management Engineering (IME) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he worked for the North East Manufacturing Technology Center and did research in exploratory data analysis.

Marisol Diaz

Marisol was part of the Administrative team based in Cambridge, at MIT. Marisol is fluent in Spanish and English. She was originally/primarily responsible for organizing travel and accounting.
Marisol joined the W3C-MIT Administrative Team in May of 2000 and left W3C on August 2010.

Josef Dietl

Josef was responsible for W3C's Member Relations, as well as leading the W3C Office activities worldwide.

Born in Munich, Germany, Josef completed his Master's Degree in Physics at Technical University Munich and co-founded FITUG, the Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft (Association for the advancement of information technology and society) at that time. Later, he joined CompuServe in Munich to help them deal with illegal and potentially harmful content. Among other responsibilities, he implemented PICS on their web pages and first got in touch with the World Wide Web Consortium. In June 1997 Josef joined W3C to lead the Electronic Commerce Activity, and handle Member Relations, originally in Europe, now world wide.

Josef left W3C in December 1999.

Nick Doty

Nick Doty worked on privacy in Web standards, acting as the team contact for the Tracking Protection Working Group and Privacy Interest Group.

Nick is also a graduate student at the UC Berkeley, School of Information where he occasionally teaches the Information Organization Lab and does research on Internet privacy.

Nick left W3C in December 2015.

Karl Dubost

Karl Dubost was the Web Community Liaison of W3C. He joined in July 2000 as Conformance Manager.

Karl holds in 1995 a DEA (Msc) in Astrophysics and Spatial Techniques at Meudon Observatory after a BSc in Physics at Montreal University. He worked for various companies and spent three years as webmaster/system manager/project manager in the education field at IUFM de Paris. He has also translated several W3C Recommendations in french as a volunteer.

Karl left W3C in December 2009

Martin Dürst

Martin joined the W3C Team at Keio-SFC in December 1997 to work on Internationalization. From Nov. 2002 to March 2004, he was a Visiting Scientist at MIT/LCS. During most of his time at the W3C, Martin was Activity Lead of the Internationalization Activity. Prior to joining W3C, he was at the University of Zurich, Department of Computer Science, and had been an active participant within the HTML and CSS Working Groups as an invited expert on internationalization.

Martin obtained his masters degree from the University of Zurich in computer science, business administration, and Japanese studies. He has a Ph.D from the University of Tokyo in computer science with a thesis on compression and progressive transmission of images.

Martin left W3C in April 2005 for a position at Aoyama Gakuin University. He continues to chair the Internationalization Interest Group and participates as an Invited Expert in several Internationalization-related Working groups.

Bim Egan

Bim Joined W3C in November 2012 as a Web Accessibility Specialist on the WAI-ACT Project affiliated with the W3C/ERCIM host.

Bim left W3C in August 2014.

Eric Eggert

Eric Eggert joined W3C in December 2013. Since then, he helped the Education and Outreach Working Group to produce new resources to complement WCAG 2.0. Since April 2016, he is a W3C Fellow on behalf of Knowbility to continue the work.

Find detailed information on what Eric is working on on his personal page.

Eric left W3C in March 2020.

Kathryn Esplin

Kathryn Esplin joined W3C as a Communications Specialist on contract at MIT from January until May 1998. Prior to joining W3C, Kathryn was a news reporter for general-interest newspapers, and brought several years' experience as a technical and business writer for leading computer journals. Kathryn also was copy editor of 'Raggett on HTML 4'. Kathryn was educated in Canada and the United States, with a master of science in journalism from Northwestern University.

Henri Fallon

Henri began as Webmaster while he was completing his studies at the French Ecole Centrale Paris. He was part of both the systeam & the comm team

Henri left W3C in August 2003

Patrick Feng

Patrick joined the W3C team in May 2000 as research assistant in the Technology and Society domain. He works primarily on privacy issues and P3P. Patrick is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Patrick left W3C in August 2000.

Roy Fielding

Roy is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. His work on the World-Wide Web project began in 1993 while developing tools for web maintenance. He created the wwwstat httpd log analyzer, the Multi-Owner Maintenance Spider (MOMspider), and the WWW protocol library for clients written in perl (libwww-perl).

Roy has been an active participant in the IETF standardization of the WWW protocols (HTTP,HTML, and URI). He is the author of the Internet Proposed Standard on Relative Uniform Resource Locators (RFC 1808) and co-author of the HTTP/1.x Specifications. He was a Visiting Scholar at MIT/LCS + W3C during the Summer of `95 and continues to work with the W3C team on various standards issues.

Pierre Fillault

A visiting engineer from Aerospatiale, Pierre joined W3C's Communications Team in May 1997 as a member of the Webmaster team, and its technical lead after after December 1997. He left W3C in August 1998.

Pierre worked in Aerospatiale's Image Processing Department in France. He holds an engineering degree from the "grande ecole" Supelec and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.$$$

Laura Flynn

Laura was part of the Admin team at MIT from September 2018 to January 2019.

Ron Fink

Ron Fink joined the W3C administrative team at MIT in May 1998. Prior to working for W3C he was refurbishing computer monitors for a surplus electronics firm in Marlboro, MA. He has also worked producing presentation graphics for a small consulting firm in Cambridge. Ron was born and raised in the Boston area. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and also lived in Portland, Oregon for six years.

Christelle Fonteneau

Christelle was a W3C Administrative Assistant based in Europe at INRIA. She was in charge of the administration of European Members. Christelle joined the team in 2001 and left in January 2003.

Josh Friel

Josh was part of the Admin team at MIT from January 2001 to October 2009.

Yosuke Funahashi

Yosuke joined W3C as Web Media Specialist at Keio University. He was with W3C from November 2014 through February 2017.

Daichi Funato

Daichi was a system administrator for the W3C Keio team. He contributed to build the global W3C network and system.

Daichi left W3C in April 1998.

Max Froumentin

Max joined W3C at INRIA in July 2000. Prior to that, he completed a PhD in computer graphics in 1996 at University of Lille, France, and has worked for three years as a research assistant at University of Bath, UK. His interests are 2D and 3D graphics, styling and typography.

Max left the Team in February 2007.

Yoshio Fukushige

Yoshio Fukushige was a W3C fellow at Keio University from Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic). He became a fellow in the Technology and Society domain, in January, 2004.

His research area is natural language processing (NLP), and he is an ex-member of the EDR project, a national project of Japan to build large-scale dictionaries for NLP, such as machine translation. He has been interested in probabilistic reasoning and its application in the Semantic Web. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo

Yoshio left the Team in February 2006.

Matthieu Fuzellier

Matthieu joined the W3C Systems Team in July 2004 as the W3C Webmaster replacing Vivien Lacourba. He spent 2 years at MIT (the US host site of W3C) in Cambridge, MA.

He graduated from the Ecole Supérieure en Sciences Informatiques (ESSI) in Sophia-Antipolis, France in Dec 2004 with a Master's degree in Computer Science, specialized in Networks.

In 1999 he received a French D.U.T. (somewhat equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree) in Computer Networks and Telecommunications and in 2000 he received a French D.U.T. in Computer Programming, both from the Paris XIII University in Villetaneuse, France.

Thomas Gambet

Thomas joined W3C in 2009. He was involved in W3C validators development, and particularly in Unicorn and the I18n Checker. He was one of the main developer of the Validator Suite project. He left the Consortium in 2014.

Jim Gettys

Jim Gettys joined W3C in July 1995 on secondment from Digital Equipment Corporation's Industry Standards and Consortia Group. Jim is one of the authors of AF, a network transparent audio server system, and one of the principle authors of the X Window System.

Jim's interests and experience span systems design and implementation, collaborative systems, teleconferencing and most areas of Web technology. He is interested in making the Web more usable in high latency and low bandwidth situations (home and mobile use).

Jim left W3C in February 2000.

Bernard Gidon

Bernard was in charge of Business Development for the EMEA region from June 2011 to December 2017.

Brian Gilman

Brian Gilman joined W3C in January 2006 to work in the Semantic Web area.

Brian left W3C in July 2006.

Tom Greene

Tom joined W3C as manager of Special Projects in January 1995. His work included communication and assistance to Consortium Members. At MIT LCS since 1986, Tom was manager of Project Scout, and returned to LCS full time as Manager of Special Projects in January 1998. Prior to that, he taught physics and computer science as an Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Ramzi Guetari

Ramzi graduated from the University of Nantes with a degree in Computer Science, and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Savoie. He was working on Object-Oriented Languages, Parallelism and concurrency; and is also interested in compilers.

He joined INRIA in October 1995 and the Amaya team at W3C in October 1996.

Ted Guild

Ted came to W3C in January of 2000 from the corporate IT world and previously held positions at a financial institution, a public utility, an Internet service provider and a marketing company.

Much of his time at W3C was leading the W3C Systems Team, an exceptional group of individuals responsible for W3C's global server infrastructure. They develop and deploy software for W3C's services to the staff, membership and public. They support standards development, run validators and various other services for the web development community while trying to lead by example on the Web and participate in the open software and internet community.

For six years Ted was also the Champion for the W3C Automotive and Transportation Activity, creating Web standards for connected vehicles and future interoperability of broader transportation ecosystem.

He was based out of the MIT CSAIL office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He left W3C and MIT in April 2021.

You may find out more information about him and try to contact him from his personal site or LinkedIn.

Hugo Haas

Hugo Haas joined W3C in June 1999 as Webmaster and later integrated to the Architecture Domain team. He became Web Services Activity Lead when the Activity was started in January 2002, and worked on SOAP 1.2, WSDL 2.0, Web Services Addressing 1.0, and Web Services Architecture. Hugo left the W3C Team on 31 May 2006 to join Yahoo!. His email address is hugo@larve.net.

Tatsuya Hagino

Tatsuya was Keio Deputy Director from July 1997 to November 2014.

Phil Hallam-Baker

Phillip is a computer scientist who has been active in W3 issues since 1992. He has contributed to the HTML 3.0 Maths markup and is currently active in Web security issues. Before working on the Web he worked on parallel processing, code synthesis and formal methods. He joined the W3C/MIT team from the CERN Programming Techniques Group (which is also active in W3 development).

Harry Halpin

Harry Halpin was a W3C staff contact for the Web Authentication Working Group and Web Cryptography Working Group. Previously he was staff contact for the Social Web Working Group and RDB2RDF Working Group. Guiding his work is his commitment to keeping the Web an universal space of information for the development of collective intelligence - and to fight for the security and fundamental rights of users.

He received his Ph.D. in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh under Henry Thompson and Andy Clark, with a thesis on theories of reference on the Web combining information retrieval and knowledge representation. Previously, he did his postdoctoral studies with Bernard Stiegler at Centre Pompidou, held a DAAD scholarship to Freie Universität Berlin and was an intern at Yahoo! Research.

Harry left W3C in December 2016.

Vincent Hardy

Vincent was a W3C fellow in 2001 and worked on the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) and Compound Document Format (CDF) working groups over the years, representing Sun Microsystems and Adobe Inc.
Vincent also worked on multiple implementations of SVG (project Batik at Apache).

Vincent is passionate about vector graphics, animation and all things having to do with computers and creativity.

Vincent lives in San Francisco and you can reach him at @vincent_hardy on Twitter.

Sandro Hawke

Sandro Hawke has been a Software Developer and Systems Architect at W3C specializing in data interoperability standards and decentralization since 2000. He currently leads the Credible Web effort which received generous support from the Google News Initiative, the Facebook Journalism Project, and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. He served as staff contact for the Working Groups behind RDF, OWL, SPARQL, SHACL, PROV, RIF, LDP, WebSub, WebMention, ActivityStreams, ActivityPub, and more. Sandro's professional focus is on developing trustworthy prosocial global-scale decentralized systems using ideas from both Web Architecture and Knowledge Representation. He occasionally blogs at decentralyze.com and posts at @sandro@w3c.social and @sandhawke@twitter.com.

Sandro left W3C in April 2021.

Shawn Hennessey

Shawn worked as MIT admin and assistant of the CEO from December 2017 to June 2018.

Simon J. Hernandez

Simon joined the W3C Systems Team 1 September 2000 as a System Administrator and departed 1 July 2008 to become Operations Manager at Zepheira.

Prior to joining the Consortium Simon worked at Sybase, Inc., where he assisted in the management of a large global internetwork of production business, engineering, and tech support servers and workstations, and rollout of such services as My.Sybase.Com.

In a previous incarnation, Simon lived in Japan and studied Comparative Culture and Japanese at Sophia University in Tokyo. He also attended the School of Library and Information Studies (now the School of Information Management & Systems) at the University of California at Berkeley.

Yasuyuki Hirakawa

Yasuyuki (a.k.a chibao) joined W3C in April 1999 as a part-time systems administrator at W3C Keio, and moved to the Communications Team from April 2002. He served as W3C Asian Communications Officer since July 2003 until his departure at the end of September 2008.

As W3C Asian Communications Officer, he organized W3C Tenth Anniversary Ceremony in Asia, W3C10 Asia, Tokyo, Japan in November 2006. He also organized various promotional events and public seminars in Japan.

He was a PhD student and also a project research associate, and then an assistant professor of the Graduate School of Media and Governance of Keio University, Japan. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Keio University.

Johan Hjelm

Johan Hjelm joined the team in July 1998 as a visiting engineer from Ericsson, on secondment form the User Applications lab.

Prior to joining the W3C, he among other things wrote the first book about the Internet in Swedish (in 1994), and has been editor-in-chief of a computer magazine.

As research manager for the Bonnier Media Lab, he was running their participation in the On the Move + project, an EU project where several companies got together to research the future of mobile information distribution.

He is working on the relations with the W +AP Forum and with other mobility-related items, as well as being part of the mobile access interest group, and pursue a personal interest by being part of the user characterisation working group.

Johan left W3C in July 2000.

Bob Hopgood

Bob Hopgood received his degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1959. His early career was in the area of quantum chemistry before spending much of the 1960s writing compilers. In the period 1968 to 1975 his main interest was in computer graphics and, in particular, computer animation. From 1975 to 1979 he was responsible for all the interactive facilities at the Rutherford Laboratory. In the period 1979 to 1994 he was Head of the Computing Department. Since 1994, he has been responsible for activities related to the World-Wide Web.

He has a part-time appointment in the Computer Science Department at Brunel University where he has taught since 1967.

He has a Dr. Ing. E.h. from theUniversity of Darmstadt awarded in 1992 and an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) awarded in the 2000 New Year's Honours List for services to computer science, in particular computer graphics and standards.

His interest in computer graphics has continued throughout his career. He was co-editor of the GKS and PHIGS ISO standards and chairs BSI's IST/31 Committee responsible for computer graphics and image processing. He has been involved with the ISO standardisation of PNG, the Web CGM Profile and is currently involved with the definition of SVG.

He was the W3C Advisory Comittee Representative for RAL (CCLRC) until quite recently and was responsible for the Awareness Workpackage of the Esprit Leveraging action that set up the European Offices of W3C.

Bob left W3C in February 2001.

Thilo Horstmann

Thilo was at W3C on secondment from GMD, Germany, where he has worked on several European research projects in the areas of Distributed OO Systems, Autonomous Agents, CSCW and W3. Before coming to W3C at INRIA in November 1995, he was involved with the development of the BSCW system - an extension to a W3 server which provides basic facilities for collaborative information sharing over the Web.

At W3C Thilo was investigating how object-oriented technologies might be applied to the Web architecture. In addition, he is interested in pursuing his investigations into the use of the Web to support collaborative work.

Thomas Hubbard

Thomas joined the W3C team in February, 2000, as a visiting Engineer from Nokia. Before joining W3C, Thomas helped to design and develop the Nokia WAP browser. In addition to development, Thomas was the chair of the Architecture Working Group of the WAPForum from 12/98 until 6/99. Thomas' initial focus on the W3C team will be to work on a P3P and CC/PP interaction mechanism.

Thomas left W3C in October 2000.

Kenzo Ishida

Kenzo joined the W3C MarComm team in August 2020 as a graphic design volunteer. He is specialised in digital design, motion graphics and illustration. He has a background in working with creative agencies and in-house studio teams.

In addition to responding to graphic design requests from the wider organization, Kenzo was also involved with work on the W3C site redesign.

Kenzo left W3C in November 2022.

Masao Isshiki

Masao joined the W3C Team in January 2009 as the W3C/Keio site Manager. He is responsible for managing the W3C/Keio site and W3C Asian activities including Member recruiting and other member related work. He is a project professor of Keio University.

Masao has been working at Toshiba for 27 years on consumer electronics business (hardware and software design of air-conditioner (15 years)), system design and business coordination for collaboration, and also as a leader for a new business creating project. He was involved in energy conservation technology, simulation for room temperature distribution, Genetic Algorism application and data mining for life log. His latest work there was a general manager of the home network business division (10 years), which developed a home IT system. He also worked for the ECHONET Consortium, which develops a global standard for the Web based home network system. ECHONET Consortium consists of 100 member companies. Masao was a steering committee member for 6 years and the chairman for 1 year in that consortium.

Masao holds a Ph.D. degree in heat transfer engineering from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tokyo Institute of Technology. He currently lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Masao left W3C in April 2014.

Yudai Iwasaki

Yudai joined W3C in October of 2009 while continuing his studies in cyber informatics at Graduate School of Media and Governance of Keio university. He left W3C in April 2011 to go work at NTT lab.

Masayasu Ishikawa

Masayasu joined the W3C at Keio-SFC in June 1997 and left in March 2007.

Naoko Ishikura

Naoko joined W3C in February 2009 and was in charge of administrative support at Keio SFC. Before joining W3C, Naoko worked for a Toyota group company in Kentucky, USA for 6 years as a sales/purchasing/planning specialist. Her interests are: music (studied music at college and plays the piano), languages (speaks Japanese, English and *a little bit* of Spanish and would love to learn more…), ‘good’ films (watching and analyzing), reading, writing, Yoga, Zumba, and many more.

Naoko left W3C in July 2010.

Kanako Iwasa

Kana joined the W3C Team at Keio University SFC in May 2007 in Administrative Support. She takes charge of the business trip arrangements, accounting and the member contract procedure.

Kanako left W3C in March 2009.

Dean Jackson

Dean was the Activity lead for Rich Web Clients which includes the Web APIs Working Group and the Web Application Formats Working Group. He was also the contact for the SVG Working Group and was in charge of the sheep dip.

Jeff Jaffe

Dr. Jeff Jaffe joined the W3C in March 2010 as Chief Executive Officer. In this role he worked with Director Tim Berners-Lee, staff, and membership, and the public to evolve and communicate the W3C's vision. He was responsible for all of W3C's global operations, for maintaining the interests of all of W3C's stakeholders, and for sustaining a culture of cooperation and transparency, so that W3C continues to be the leading forum for the technical development and stewardship of the Web.

You can learn more about Jeff on his home page.

Jeff left W3C on 30 November 2022.

Fumihiro Kato

Fumihiro joined the W3C in April 2006 as a system administrator at Keio University SFC. His interests were in Web Technology, Semantic Web and Mobile Computing. He holds Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Keio University.

Fumihiro left W3C in December 2008.

Masahito Kawamori

Masahito joined W3C in April 2013  as a Keio testing engineer and left in October 2015.

Rohit Khare

Rohit joined the W3C in May 1995 to work on technology and protocol design behind several Technology and Society Domain security and electronic commerce projects. He later served as Technology Expert/Web Evangelist for the Promotion and Dissemination team.

Rohit graduated from Caltech with Bachelor's degrees in Engineering & Applied Science and Economics. Before W3C, he was involved in several technology ventures involving cryptography, connectivity, and hypermedia authoring, as well as forays into technical journalism, research on software architecture, and web standardization. At Caltech, he designed and implemented the eText Engine, a system for creating and publishing interactive multimedia textbooks.

He is currently the Editor of the World Wide Web Journal.

Sally Khudairi

In April 1996, Sally joined W3C as "Keeper of the Public Image", bringing with her over seven years of consulting experience in multidisciplinary design and project administration. Some of her clients include Ziff Davis Interactive, Yahoo!Computing, Lycos, Houghton Mifflin Company, SkyMedia, Central Artery/Tunnel Project, Automobiles Citroen, PowerEgypt, and Coopers & Lybrand.

Sally led the Communiations Team, and worked on the redesign of the W3C website as well as providing direction on all W3C public relations, communication, and publishing efforts. She left W3C in September 1998.

Cédric Kiss

Cédric was Team Contact for the MWI Device Description Working Group. He was also involved in the Device Independence Activity.

Prior to joining W3C in 2006, he studied IT and knowledge management, and mainly worked in content management systems consultancy and engineering.

Kazuhiro Kitagawa

Kazuhiro "Kaz" Kitagawa, joined W3C on 1 April as a member of the Keio team. He was the Activity lead for the W3C World Wide Web Consortium's Device Independence. He holds a Project Associate Professor appointment at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University.

He was responsible for the architectural and technical leadership in the area of universal Web access from various kind of devices including cellphones, PDAs and appliances.

His research interests are digital typography in general, computer networking, Web for small devices and privacy for Mobile devices. Before joining W3C, he worked at Shukutoku University. He holds a BA and a MS in mathematics from Keio University

Kazuhiro Kitagawa left W3C in April 2005.

Youichirou Koga

Youichirou joined the W3C-Keio team in June 1997 as a visiting engineer from NEC Corporation (Internet Engineering Laboratory, Networking Systems Laboratories) in Tokyo. His areas of interests are network application protocols over TCP/IP. He is also interested in information sharing systems on the Internet.

Yuichi Koike

Yuichi joined the W3C/MIT team in November 1999 as a visiting engineer from NEC. He mainly works on the P3P user agent (client software) implementation, in the Technology and Society Domain. He is also interested in applying the P3P technology to various areas, such as mobile communications, TV broadcast, and BtoB E-commerce.

Yuichi left W3C in October 2000.

Marja-Riitta Koivunen

Marja joined W3C in January 1998 as a Visiting Engineer from Helsinki Telephone Corporation (HPY), where she is conducting research in the area of usability in information society. She has extensive experience in usability-related issues, and is involved in developing new services utilizing new technologies and applying usability methods to helping people in their daily lives.

While at HPY, Marja worked on various research projects and developed new services to the Web including Infocities; Virtual Language School; Underground Helsinki, a 3-D digital meeting place; and Helsinki Arena 2000, which utilizes a 3-D model of Helsinki.

Marja received her Ph.D. (D.Tech.) from Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), where she worked as an Assistant Professor teaching human-computer interaction, and headed the Usability Group and Usability Laboratory.

Marja left W3C in January 2004

Kiriko Komura

Kiriko was actually a graduate school (master >course) student at Keio University when she joined W3C and she had to do both study and W3C at the same time.

Kiriko left W3C in March 2001.

Alan Kotok

Alan joined W3C in May 1997 as W3C Associate Chair. He was responsible for managing contractual relations with W3C Members. He coordinated the efforts of the worldwide W3C Systems and Web Team and was site manager of the W3C MIT site.

Alan retired from Digital Equipment Corp. in the fall of 1996 after 34 years service. He was chief architect of the PDP-10 family of computers, and held senior engineering positions in Digital's storage, telecommunications and software organizations. As a member of the Corporate Strategy Group, he was instrumental in creating Digital's Internet Business Group, which he joined as Technical Director. Alan was an early supporter of the W3C, became Digital's representative to the W3C Advisory Committee, and was involved with several W3C activities.

Alan received BSEE and MSEE degrees from MIT and an MBA from Clark University. His technical interests are in web security and integrity.

Alan passed away at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts in May 2006.

Daniel LaLiberte

Daniel LaLiberte joined W3C in February 1999 to work initially on P3P implementations for the Technology and Society Domain. Prior to that he was at GTE Labs working on various experimental web technologies such as navigational aids for electronic commerce. From 1988 to 1997 he was at NCSA's Software Development Group where Mosaic was developed. He worked on scientific visualization and collaboration tools, such as HyperNews, and investigated WWW architecture issues including searching, URIs, and annotation capabilities, and was the PI for a DARPA funded project to develop a Framework for Integrated Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaboration.

He received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in 1978, and did graduate studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign studying software engineering, programming languages, and the evolution of information organization.

Daniel left W3C in January 2000.

Ora Lassila

Ora joined W3C in June 1996 as a visiting scientist on secondment from Nokia Research Center. Before joining Nokia, he was a project manager at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. Ora is interested in object oriented programming, mobile code, and wireless communications as well as related applications. His previous research focused on OOP languages and knowledge representation, logistics and production scheduling, and mixed-initiative decision support. Ora holds an M.Sc (Eng.) in Software Technology and Telecommunications from the Helsinki University of Technology. He is the author of more than 30 conference papers, journal articles and technical reports.

Ora remains an active participant in W3C as a member of the RDF Schema and Data Model & Syntax Working Groups, editor of the Resource Description Framework (RDF) Model and Syntax Working Draft, as well as the Advisory Committee Representative to Nokia Corporation.

Arnaud Le Hors

Arnaud joined W3C in January 1997 to work in the User Interface Domain on the development of HTML.

He came from the X Consortium where he worked on the CDE project and the X Window System (Broadway/X11R6.3). Prior to XC Arnaud worked for Groupe Bull as a reasearch engineer specializing in X. Among other things, he has led the design of XPM, a color icon format, which has become an X/Open standard.

Steve Lee

Steve Lee joined the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) in October 2018. He is a Cognitive accessibility specialist working to ensure W3C work and outputs successfully support people's cognitive preferences and requirements.

Steve also has a deep and broad technical experience from embedded assembler for mobile data, though relational database dev for MIS, to desktop application UI in tax software. He fell in love with the Web for its power to inclusively enable participation and dramatically enhance peoples lives.

More recently, Steve's focus has been on using web technologies to enpower people with cognitive disabilities, including dementia, learning or communication disabilities and brain injuries.

Steve left W3C in December 2022.

Susan Lesch

Susan Lesch was a member of the W3C Communications Team from June 2000 through October 2007. She edited the news, published newsletters, and helped support Member communications, publications, patent policy and the Web site. Susan studied studio art at the University of Minnesota and computer science at San Diego Mesa College.

Håkon Lie

As the first W3C employee at INRIA, Håkon handled the coordination of the growing development team in addition to working on style sheets and Arena.

He came to W3C in July 1995 from CERN where he was a research associate in the WWW project. He is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab where he worked in the Electronic Publishing group.

Håkon left W3C in March 1999.

Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu

Kenny joined the W3C staff in December 2010  to work on HTML and he left in August 2012.

Karen MacArthur

Karen studied computer science and artificial intelligence at Princeton University, completing her B.S.E. in 1993. She was Webmaster for W3C from February 1995 until June 1996. In addition, Karen worked on Collaboration over the World Wide Web and coordinated the Workshop on WWW and Collaboration.

Benoît Mahé

Benoît Mahé joined W3C at INRIA in October 1997 to work the development of W3C's Java-based server, Jigsaw. He completed an internship at W3C in the summer of 1997 as part of the Jigsaw development team.

Benoit has degrees in mathematics and computer science at the University of Nice (France) and at ESSI (School of Computer Engineering in Sophia Antipolis)

Benoit left W3C in January 2001

Tanya Mandal

Tanya joined the W3C Marketing and Communications Team as a Fellow on behalf of Internet Academy in December 2016.

Tanya left W3C in April 2021.

Massimo Marchiori

Massimo joined W3C at MIT in February 1998 to work on various activities within the Technology & Society Domain, including Privacy, Semantic Web, Query and Reasoning.

He received his M.S. in Mathematics with Highest Honors, and the Ph.D. in Computer Science with a thesis that won an EATCS (European Association for Theoretical Computer Science) best Ph.D. thesis award. Before joining W3C at MIT, he has worked at the University of Padua, at CWI, and at the MIT Lab for Computer Science in the Computation Structures Group. His research interests include World Wide Web and Intranets (information retrieval, search engines, semantic web, metadata, query languages, web advertisement), programming languages (constraint, visual, functional, logic), visualization, genetic algorithms, rewriting systems, complex systems (small worlds, bioinformatics). Massimo has published over thirty refereed papers on the above topics in various journals and proceedings of international conferences, achieving several important results

At W3C Massimo started the W3C Query Languages effort, is W3C Contact for the XML-Query activity, chief editor of the P3P project, researcher in the Semantic Web initiative. In addition to his MIT/W3C position, Massimo is also professor of computer science at the University of Venice.

Massimo left W3C in June 2005.

Ninja Marnau

Ninja is a privacy and legal expert who joined W3C in December 2013 to support the Tracking Protection Working Group and its Chairs. She was previously an invited expert in TPWG while working with the Data Protection Commissioner for the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Ninja left W3C on 30 June 2014.

Daigo Matsubara

Daigo joined W3C in April 2002 as a part-time system administrator at Keio, and has been full-time since July 2003. He was a Project Research Assistant of Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University. He had received Bachelor's and Master's degree from Keio University, his research interests were Augmented Reality and location-based computing with Web. At W3C he was working on various system administration and development especially W3C mailing list archive.

Yumiko Matsubara

Yumiko joined W3C in January 1998 to help with the administration of the Keio site as well as handling public relations in Japan. She left in November 1998. Prior to joining W3C, she worked for a Japanese educational institution in the development of international exchange programs for nearly 7 years. She completed her master's degree in cross-cultural counseling at Syracuse University.

Shin'ichi Matsui

Shin'ichi joined W3C in October 1998 as a visiting engineer on assignment from Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic). He is interested in applying Web technology to home appliances, and has been involved in work on mobile access. He graduated from the Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics at Tokyo University.

Charles McCathieNevile

At W3C, Charles was working on the SWAD-E Semantic Web project, after 4 years working on Web Accessibility.

Before joining W3C in November 1998, Charles worked for Sunrise on a variety of things including Web Accessibility, internationalisation, and teaching people about the Web.

Charles comes from Melbourne Australia, where he did his honours degree (Medieval History, with a little chemistry and biology and a lot of dead languages).

Charles departed W3C 31 January 2005.

Matt May

Matt May joined the W3C in June 2002 as a Web Accessibility Specialist with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), and staff contact for the WAI Protocols and Formats, Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines and User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Groups.
Prior to W3C, Matt was a user interface designer and Web developer for two online groceries in the United States (HomeGrocer.com and the Webvan Group).

Matt left the W3C in June 2005.

Bill McCoy

Bill McCoy joined W3C in Feb 2017 as Publishing Champion. Bill left the W3C in July 2018.

Thierry Michel

Thierry joined W3C at INRIA in August 1998 as leader of the ECommerce/Micropayment Activity. He then lead the XForms and Synchronized Multimedia Activity (SYMM WG and Timed Text WG).
Thierry holds a Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A) in Genetics - Statistics and Information Technology (University Paris VII).

Eric Miller

Eric Miller was the Activity Lead for the W3C World Wide Web Consortium's Semantic Web.

Eric's responsibilities included the architectural and technical leadership in the design and evolution of Semantic Web infrastructure. Responsibililities additionally included working with W3C Working Group members so that both working groups in the Semantic Web activity, as well as other W3C activities, produce Web standards that support Semantic Web requirements. Additionally, to build support among user and vendor communities for the Semantic Web by illustrating the benefits to those communities and means of participating in the creation of a metadata-ready Web. And finally to establish liaisons with other technical standards bodies involved in Web-related technology to ensure compliance with existing Semantic Web standards and collect requirements for future W3C work.

Before joining the W3C, Eric was a Senior Research Scientist at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and the co-founder and Associate Director of the The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, an open forum engaged in the development of interoperable online metadata standards that support a broad range of purposes and business models.

Eric holds a Research Scientist appointment at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science.

Jim Miller

Jim joined the W3C in June 1995 as Domain Leader for Technology & Society, having designed and implemented numerous innovative and useful real-world systems over more than twenty years. His work involves people interacting with computers to perform tasks better than either can do alone. He creates systems which allow each partner in the task to understand the other's abilities and limitations, enabling each to make informed decisions about the division of labor. His work deals with creating simple models of what the computer does and conveying them to the human partners.

Jim was one of the principal designers of the PICS (Platform for Internet Content Selection) specifications in addition to overseeing development in Payments, Demographics and Privacy, Intellectual Property Rights, and Security.

Chris Mills

Chris Mills joined W3C in September 2012 as a W3C Fellow (on secondment from Opera), working on the WebPlatform.org project, developing content and doing outreach, with very close links to the devrel team. More specifically, he is:

  • an open standards evangelist and general dogsbody working for Opera
  • an HTML(5) and CSS(3) obsessive
  • a mobile/cross-browser/cross-device enthusiast
  • a JavaScript blagger
  • an accessibility advocate
  • a web education agitator (I spend a lot of my time bullying universities about improving their web-related courses)
  • an experienced tech writer and editor (I worked for various tech publishers for 8 years before working for Opera)
  • a proud father of three
  • a heavy metal drummer

Chris left W3C in September 2013.

Yukari Mitsuhashi

Yukari joined the Consortium in September 1996 to administer W3C membership issues in Asia. She was responsible for administration at the Office of Research Development and Administration at Keio Research Institute at SFC [Shonan Fujisawa Campus]. In November 1997, Yukari accepted reassignment within Keio University to a new group at the Yagami Campus.

Stephan Montigaud

Stephan joined the W3C's Promotion and Dissemination team as Webmaster from September 1996 until December 1997. He was responsible for the technical administration and maintenance of the W3C website. Prior to joining the Consortium, Stephan launched the Internet division at SGIP (Societe de Gestion et d'Informatique de Publicis) and was responsible for network installation and administration, training, consulting and marketing.

Stephan holds an engineering degree from the "Grande Ecole" Ecole Centrale de Paris, and a post-graduate degree of higher education in computer science and automation from Institut Superieur d'Informatique et d'Automatique, Ecole des Mines de Paris (ISIA) in Sophia Antipolis.

Karen Myers

Karen joined W3C July 2004 to support media relations, member communications, speaking engagements, and special assignments such as W3C10, the World Wide Web's ten year anniversary celebration, but subsequently created a new business development role.

She later became Business Development Lead managing Membership outreach and recruiting activities for the Americas and Australia at W3C.

Prior to W3C, Karen ran her own company and also worked for marketing and communications agencies such as Leo Burnett Technology Group, where she established a ten-person strategic planning group in Boston, and managed a global client services team in Frankfurt, Germany. She has consulted for a diversity of technology clients including Akamai, Allaire, Aprisma, Axis, CMGI, Digital, Comdial,Computer Associates, Heidelberg, IBM, Information Builders, KPMG, and Unisys.

Karen left W3C in November 2022.

Hirotaka Nakajima

Hirotaka joined W3C in April of 2010 after graduating from Keio University, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. Before joining W3C, Hirotaka worked at a number of startups and had a lots of experiences from them. Hirotaka holds a master's degree in computer Science from Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University.

Osamu Nakamura

Osamu Nakamura joined W3C in April 2014 as Keio site manager. Prior to joing W3C, he received a Masters degree and Ph.D from Keio University's Department of Mathematics. The research topics for his Masters and Ph.D dissertations were related to the operating system and computer networks. From 1990, he worked at the University of Tokyo's Computer Center as an assistant professor. Major projects at the University of Tokyo included designing and constructing the campus network of the university. He moved to Keio University in 1993. He has been working for the Internet in Japan as part of JUNET and the WIDE Project as a board member. He is now a Professor at Keio University at the Faculty of Information Environmental Studies.

Osamu left W3C in December 2018.

Masafumi Nakane

Masafumi (aka Max) joined W3C at Keio as a part-time team member in December 1997. Prior to joining W3C, he has been involved in the Web Accessibility Initiative from its launch as an invited accessibility expert. His primary interest is in accessibility of computer and computer network for the physically and/or socially challenged.

Masafumi left W3C in April 2001.

Rolf Nelson

Rolf joined W3C in July 1998 to manage the implementation and deployment of P3P. He has a Master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in computer science. He has four years of software engineering experience; at the Digital Equipment Corporation, he led a four-person team that developed award-winning cross-platform system administration software. At SatelLife, an international development NGO, he developed GetWeb, a service for fetching web sites through electronic mail. As of mid-1998, GetWeb has over 10,000 active users, many of whom are in the developing world.

Rolf's interests include human-computer interaction and computer-supported collaborative work, or groupware.

Rolf left W3C in June 1999.

Carol Nicolora

Carol Nicolora joined W3C in March, 2002. She was the Administrative Assistant to the W3C and handles invoicing, teleconferences, and conference support. Carol had over ten years experience in conference planning at MIT and, before coming to W3C, worked as a Web Publisher/Technical Writer for Akamai Technologies. Carol holds a BA in English and Art Studio from U/MASS Boston as well as graduate studies in writing and graphics.

Carol departed W3C 31 January 2005.

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen

Henrik Frystyk completed his Master of Electrical Engineering in Telecommunications from Aalborg University, Denmark. He worked at the World Wide Web project at CERN before joining the W3C in March 1995 to work on formalized Web API's and advanced Web protocols.

His primary research project has been the design and implementation of the W3C Reference Library [also known as "libwww"], as well as the development of HTTP. Henrik was Project Manager for the HTTP-NG Activity.

Mauro Nunez

Mauro joined the Consortium in October 2006 as North American Business Manager, and served as W3C Business Manager from March 2008 until he left in June 2010. His primary goal was to foster a business and operating environment that was cost-effective, productive and positive, across all W3C operating locations. He coordinated financial matters across the Consortium, prepared budget plans and reports, monitored budget execution, coordinated legal matters, and supported Membership development. Mauro coordinated the Invited Expert Program and was a member of the Web Foundation's Board of Directors, representing W3C.

A Fulbright Scholar, Mauro holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University.

Joshue O'Connor

Josh joined W3C in April 201 as an emerging web technology specialist with the Web Accessibility Initiative. He is ex co-chair of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines working group as well as ex Head of Accessibility (Interim) for Government Digital Services (GDS) in the UK. He was the first in Ireland to graduate with an MSc in Assistive Technology and Universal Design. He’s a tech sceptic, has written a couple of books on accessible web development - one of them isn’t bad - likes to cook Indian vegetarian food, play the blues, learn traditional Irish tunes in tricky tunings and rocks out on ‘Josh's Soundcloud’.

Josh left W3C in March 2022.

Hidetaka Ohto

Taka joined the W3C-MIT team in November 1998 as a visiting engineer from Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd(a.k.a Panasonic) in Osaka. He graduated from the University of Osaka in Japan with his master degrees of Computer Science in 1989. His area of interests is the adaptation of Web technologies for home appliances such as mobile terminals and TV sets.

He has been a W3C-Keio team member since September 2000 and until March 2001 when he left W3C.

Antonio Olmo Titos

Antonio was a member of the W3C's Systems Team and of Keio University in Japan between Aug 2014 and Jan 2019.

Hanako Onozuka

Hanako joined the W3C Team at Keio University SFC in April 2005 in Administrative Support. Before joining the Team, Hanako had worked for an Internet service provider and as an assistant in a seminar management company. Hanako left W3C in March 2007.

Luc Ottavj

Luc joined W3C in November 1996 to lead the Consortium's global System Administration activities. Luc is the head of SEMIR, the Computer System Support team at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis.

Steven Pemberton

Steven Pemberton was a team member for a decade and a day starting 29 June 2001, and was principally responsible for HTML, XHTML, and XForms. He is still to be found in the XForms, RDFa and HCG groups. He is a researcher based in Amsterdam, and more information about him can be found on his web site.

Yves Peynaud

Yves headed up W3C Marketing and Promotions efforts in Europe from October 1995 to December 1996. His extensive background in marketing and business development, along with his Ph.D. in Computer Science enabled him to address issues in both the technical and business arenas.

Yves was the overall Conference Manager for the 5th International World Wide Web Conference.

Eric Prud'hommeaux

Eric joined W3C again in February 1998 to provide system support and manage tool programming. He worked on RDF and XML protocols. His primary goal is to see that information be easily and logically accessible.

Prior to joining W3C full-time, Eric worked as a contract programmer for various organizations, including W3C, where he worked on libwww and the client applications, a PEP model library, and several system-related projects.

Eric has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is still baffled by the futility of a college education in determining one's fate.

Eric left W3C in December 2022.

Liam Quin

Liam joined the W3C in 2000; he's been working with text-based markup and digital typography since nroff days (1981) and with SGML since 1987. He worked for Yuri Rubinsky at SoftQuad Inc. in Toronto, where he was involved in the development of SoftQuad's HoTMetaL, the first commercial HTML editor for the Web, and also with SoftQuad Panorama, a browser plugin to display SGML; this in turn demonstrated a need to standardise the use of SGML on the Web, and Liam was involved in the development of the XML specification.

Liam has been involved in free software since 1983, including lq-text, a text retrieval package for Unix, the GNOME and GIMP projects, a collection of royalty-free pictures from old books, and uses and contributes to Mageia Linux, and many other open source and free projects.

Liam Quin left W3C staff at the end of July 2018.

Liam's personal home page

Vincent Quint

Vincent Quint was the W3C Document Formats Domain Leader and served as chair of the Hypertext Coordination Group. He is a Research Director at INRIA in Grenoble, France.

Prior to joining the W3C team in February 1996, he was leading project Opera at INRIA, which is interested in various aspects of electronic documents, such as document models and structures, structured editors, hypertext, and digital typography. During the previous ten years, he had been deeply involved in the design and development of various document processing systems, including Amaya. His research interests include document models, document production systems, document engineering, hypertext and multimedia.

Vincent left W3C in January 2003.

Jenny Raggett

Educated at Imperial College and Oxford University, Jenny was originally a biochemist. Realizing that she was more interested in writing about science than actually doing the research, she sensibly moved into a career as a free-lance technical writer. Jenny specializes in explaining science and technology to a non-specialist audience. She has been joint author of three books: "Artifical Intelligence from A to Z", a book on HTML 3.2 and now one on HTML 4.0. Her books have been translated into Hungarian, German, Chinese and Japanese. Jenny has been writing about W3C's HTML activity since mid 1997, and began formally consulting for the Consortium in December 1997.

Jenny left W3C in December 1999.

Marie-Line Ramfos

Marie-Line was assistant to the Sophia-Antipolis W3C between May 1997 and January 1999. She shared her time between W3C and INRIA Scientific Director Gilles Kahn.

Joseph Reagle

Joseph Reagle joined the Consortium in October of 1996 to focus on policy issues related to digital signatures, intellectual property, and privacy. He received a Computer Science degree from UMBC and continued on to the Technology and Policy program at MIT for his Masters. While at MIT he worked the Research Program on Communication Policy and during the summer of 95, he worked at Open Market on electronic commerce protocols. After graduating from MIT, he did Internet and interactive media consulting with McCann-Erickson, and Internet gambling consulting for go-Digital.

In Febuary 1999 Joseph returned to MIT from a short sabbatical as a Resident Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at the Harvard Law School, where he looked at the relationships between Web technology and the law.

Josiane Roberts

Josiane Roberts was W3C Executive Assistant based in Europe, at INRIA. She assisted Jean-François Abramatic, Chairman of W3C, and was in charge of the administration of European Members.

Josiane joined INRIA in 1992 to assist Jean-François when he became Director of Development. Prior to that, she was his assistant when he was Chairman and CEO of a private company. Before working for Jean-François, Josiane had been executive assistant to several top executives of the private industry in areas such as aeronautics, semi-conductors, optical components and lasers.

Josiane holds a degree in English from the University of Aix-en-Provence and has also studied business administration.

Josiane left W3C in January 2002.

Thomas Roessler

Thomas Roessler joined the W3C Team in November 2004 to work on security, privacy, and European policy issues. He served as Technology and Society Domain Leader.

Prior to joining W3C, Thomas worked at the University of Bonn on numerics of partial differential equations, and collected programming, systems administration and computer forensics experience. He served as the lead maintainer of the free software mail user agent mutt.

Thomas has published and given talks on topics including anonymization services, legal questions of digital signatures, and online privacy.

He holds a degree in mathematics. Thomas served as the Technical Liaison to the ICANN Board in 2009 and again in 2012, and was chair of the Board of the World Wide Web Foundation (Delaware, US).

Thomas left W3C in September 2013.

Nancy Ryan

Nancy joined the W3C Administrative Team at MIT in September 1997. She had been a part of the MIT community for six years, most recently at MIT's Corporate Relations/Industrial Liaison Program. She left W3C in September 1998.

Janne Saarela

Janne worked in the W3C team at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis from September 1997 to February 1999 to work within the User Interface Domain on a white paper project on using HTML, XML and CSS in multi-purpose publishing.

He had special interest in developing value-added services such as production management tools and logic based query engines to both content providers and end-users with the help of metadata descriptions. He was involved in the Architecture domain implementing such document management systems with RDF.

Barbara Saba-Gagnon

Barbara joined the W3C-MIT Administrative Team in November 2011 to support the W3C CEO and perform general administrative support.

Barbara left W3C in April 2012.

Mark Sadecki

Mark joined the W3C in March 2013 as the Team Contact for the HTML Accessibility Task Force, a joint task force of the Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) and the HTML Working Group (HTML WG) which manages the progress of accessibility solutions in HTML5. He was also heavily involved in Canvas 2D and Media Accessibility.

Nobuo Saito

Nobuo was Associate Chairman in Japan at the Keio site from September 1996 to November 2014.

Lesley Sakey

Lesley joined W3C in December of 1998. She primarily assisted Susan Westhaver with meeting planning. Previous to W3C, Lesley worked at the Ford Hall Forum, a public lecture series in Boston, scheduling lectures and planning events.

Lesley left W3C in December 2000

Andrei Sambra

Andrei joined W3C in 2014. He worked on standards like the Linked Data Platform, also acting as team contact, and the Linked Data Patch Format. During this time, he also worked as a researcher at MIT where he had a chance to apply these standards to projects involving decentralized Web technologies.

Andrei left W3C in April 2017.

Felix Sasaki

Felix Sasaki was at W3C from April 2005 through Mars 2009 to work in the Internationalization Activity. From 2012 through April 2017 he rejoined the W3C team as a fellow on behalf of DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence).

His main field of interest was the combined application of W3C technologies for representation and processing of multilingual information.

From 1993 until 1999, Felix studied Japanese and Linguistics in Berlin, Nagoya (Japan) and Tokyo. Since 1999 he worked in the Department of Computational Linguistics and Text-technology, at the University of Bielefeld (Germany), where he finished his PhD in 2004. The PhD deals with the integration of heterogenous linguistic resources using XML-based (e.g. linguistic corpora) and RDF-based (e.g. lexica, conceptual models) representations. His hobbies - except playing with his children - are reading and Karaoke.

Saori Sasaki

Saori joined W3C Administration team in April 2018. She has been working related to accounting work of W3C at Keio University for two years. She used to work as a website manager and web designer at a communication equipment sales company.

Doug Schepers

Doug Schepers became Developer Relations Lead in 2012. He also acts as project coordinator (staff contact) for the Audio, WebApps, and Web Events Working Groups, and Rich Web Client Activity Lead. He is also active in the SVG Working Group. He joined the W3C Team in June 2007 as a Compound Document Specialist, and was previously AC Representative for Vectoreal and has been creating Web Applications for many years.

Doug left W3C in December of 2016.

Arthur Secret

Arthur was at W3C from January through December 1996 to coordinate the Virtual Library project. While studying at Ecole Internationale des Sciences du Traitement de l'Information[EISTI] in Cergy, France, he wrote the first W3-Oracle gateway as an intern at CERN. He remained at CERN through 1995, working on the www code library, user support, system administration, and authored the W3-email browser, Agora. He now works at heidi production.

Jay Sekora

Jay was W3C Systems Administrator at MIT from July 1995 through July 1996. He was previously at Boston University, as systems administrator for the Distributed Systems Group. Prior to that, he worked at Princeton University, first in user services, and then as a systems administrator. He received a BA in Linguistics from Yale University in 1989.

Nobuhisa "Nobu" Shiraishi

Nobuhisa "Nobu" Shiraishi joined W3C in December 2002 as a W3C Fellow (Visiting Scientist) from NEC Corporation. At NEC, he is an Assistant Manager of Optical Network Division and engaged in software development for network management and network security.

His research interests are "RDF Signature" (a study about how to bind ?semantics? to the signature of the contents using RDF metadata) and "RDF translator into user native language" (an usecase of RDF, a translator which translates RDF metadata attached to the contents into user native language and display it with the contents) in Semantic Web Activity, Technology and Society domain.

He received his B.E. in Electronic Engineering from University of Tokyo in 1993.

Nobu left W3C in January 2004

Marilyn Siderwicz

Marilyn Siderwicz was a member of W3C’s global Marcomm team from 2011 to 2014. She helped strategize and implement marketing and membership growth plans to lead transformational change for industry. She led W3C’s Brand update project, including managing qualitative and quantitative global market research. She also championed the global launches of the Web’s 25th and W3C’s 20th anniversaries, managed conference exhibits and events, and worked with the team and marketing agency to produce a new brochure, sales sheets, workshop banners, and presentations.

Brett Smith

Brett Smith was on the W3C Systems Team from April 2012 to March 2014.

Jeanne Spellman

Jeanne Spellman joined the W3C in 2008 as Web Accessibility Engineer. She was the team contact for the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and the Mobile Accessibility Task Force.

Prior to joining W3C, Jeanne worked as an independent web developer and accessibility consultant. Jeanne has developed accessible web sites and has evaluated web pages for accessibility in a variety of technologies including HTML, CSS, Flash, Flex, PDF and AJAX. Jeanne has worked with major corporations to develop and train designers, developers, quality assurance engineers and project managers in accessibility techniques.

Jeanne left W3C in January 2016.

Michael Sperberg-McQueen

Michael Sperberg-McQueen was a member of the W3C technical staff from November 1998 to May 2011. Upon leaving W3C, he founded Black Mesa Technologies LLC, a consultancy specializing in information management.

Current information may be found at http://cmsmcq.com/

Sam Sugimoto

Osamu "Sam" Sugimoto was the Asia Business Development Leader at W3C Keio University. In 1993 while he was working as a visiting scholar at Stanford University Electrical Engineering Department, he pioneered eCommerce in Japan specializing in selling books and media products into the Japanese retail/wholesale market. Since then he was running various startup companies as a founder/co-founder/board of director until he joined W3C Keio in March 2013.
He has given lectures at numerous Japanese government & trade meetings including METI, DA, and MAFF. He is Project Associate Professor of Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance, and Former Associate Professor of Tohoku University.

Sam left W3C in September 2018.

John Surovy

John joined the W3C-MIT Administrative Team in June 2010 to support the W3C CEO and perform general administrative support.

John left W3C in September 2010.

Shigeya Suzuki

Shigeya joined W3C team in November 2015. He is a researcher specializing in Computer Networks, Computer Communications, Real-space Information System including RFID technology and Quantum information system. He is an expert on systems architecture design and software development. He involved in Internet-related systems development and its operations since 1989. He received his Ph.D. from Keio University, Graduate School of Media and Governance, in 2012. He is currently a Project Associate Professor at Graduate school of Media and Governance at Keio University, and also a Board Member of the WIDE Project. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, IEICE and IPSJ. He is currently an editorial committee member of IEICE Journal (EB).

Shigeya stayed with W3C until March 2018.

Michiko Takano

Michiko joined the W3C at Keio in April 2004 as an Administrative Support. She has worked as a accounting's staff at one of the economic organizations in Japan for four years . And then, she has worked at General affairs department of Keio University at Shonan Fujisawa by the three-years employment contract.

Michiko Takano left W3C in April 2005.

Keiji Takeda

Saeko Takeuchi

Saeko joined the W3C at Keio in April 2001 as an Administrative Support.

Saeko left W3C in March 2004.

Nick Telford-Reed

Olivier Théreaux

Olivier joined the W3C staff at Keio University in October 2000 after graduating from Ecole Centrale Paris and a stint in Internet Security.

He then spent the next 3000+ days in various roles ranging from developing tools such as MASE, co-chairing of the consortium's Quality Assurance Interest Group, to leading the development of the open source Validators and QA Tools.

Olivier left W3C in April 2009.

Veronica Thom

Veronica Thom was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the World Wide Web Consortium. In this role she had cross-W3C responsibility for finance, budget, financial plans and controls.

Before joining W3C in July 2012, Veronica served as Vice President for Nordic, Mexico and Australia markets with PartyLite, Inc. a direct selling company of Blyth, Inc. She was responsible for leading these new and emerging markets in sales and marketing, as well as driving profitability.

Prior to that Veronica held several financial management roles at The Gillette Company. She provided executive and financial leadership in various areas including the North America Supply Chain, Personal Care and Blade/Razor business units, Distribution and Manufacturing and Internal Audit. Veronica earned her degree in Economics and Finance from Simmons College and an MBA from Babson College.

Veronica left W3C in December 2018.

Henry S. Thompson

Henry joined in October 1999 with the specific focus of helping to drive the W3C XML Schema effort to completion, being the primary editor for part 1 and developer of the publication tool chain.
His second phase was staff contact for Schema, XML and XProc WGs, helping edit various specifications.

Henry left W3C in April 2010.

Norio Touyama

Norio joined W3C in April 1999 as a part-time system administrator of the Keio team. When he was not working at W3C, he was a doctor course student at the Graduate School of Media and Governance of Keio University.

Just prior to joining W3C, he finished his Master's degree from Keio University with a thesis about a proxy agent system for WWW servers on mobile computers. His major interests include mobile network systems and operating system architecture.

Norio left the W3C Systems Team in Keio in April 2002, for a position at the Keio ITC (Information Technology Center).

Irène Vatton

Irène is the Amaya architect. She is a research engineer at INRIA and is based in Grenoble, France.

Before joining the W3C team in February 1996, Irène was working in the project Opera at INRIA, which is interested in various aspects of electronic documents, such as document models and structure, structured editors, hypertext, and digital typography. She designed and developed various document production systems: Grif, Thot and Amaya.

Irène holds a Ph.D. from the University of Grenoble, France.

Irène left W3C in January 2003.

Daniel Veillard

Daniel Veillard obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Grenoble. His dissertation was about the design and the implementation of a portable and efficient multicast protocol for Ethernet LANs.

In February 1996, he joined the W3C team in Grenoble to be in charge of the implementation of Cascading Style Sheets in Amaya. In October 1997 Daniel joined the Architecture Domain to work on HTTP-NG. He now works mostly on XML, especially XML Fragment, XLink and will work on XML Packaging.

Daniel is also interested in Operating Systems design and is a specialist of Linux. He has ported the Thot library to Linux and maintained the Linux version of Amaya. He also works on XML tools used in the Gnome project.

Daniel left W3C in January 2001

Lea Verou

Lea joined the W3C Team in August 2012 as part of the W3C Developer relations and Web education efforts. She has a long-standing passion for open web standards and enjoys researching and blogging new ways to take advantage of them. She has released a number of popular open source projects to help web developers learn and use open web standards and has co-organized a modern, standards-based web development course at Athens University of Economics and Business.

Lea left W3C in August 2013

Albert Vezza

Albert was W3C Chairman, Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science until his retirement from MIT in September 1996. He created the World Wide Web Consortium in 1994, and oversaw Consortium activities including membership, relations with the research community, and was the spokesperson for the Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS).

Albert's career at MIT spanned over thirty-two years. He took a leave of absence from MIT-LCS from 1984 to 1986 to become the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Infocom, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to his leave of absence, he was a Group Leader and Associate Director of the LCS.

He received his Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, and his Master of Science from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Thuy-Lieu Vu

Thuy-Lieu joined W3C in September 2019 as an Executive Assistant to Dr. Jeff Jaffe, CEO and J. Alan Bird, Director. She has many years of experience in managing schedules and projects, assuring that items are executed. She is keen to details and able to multitask effectively.

Thuy-Lieu left W3C in March 2022.

Hiromi Wada

Hiromi joined W3C in September 1999 as a visiting engineer on assignment from Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic). She is interested in applying Web technologies to mobile equipment. Before joining the W3C team, she designed and developed a browsing architecture for mobile access terminals. She graduated from the faculty of science at Osaka City University.

Hiromi left W3C in November 2000.

Elizabeth Walsh

Elizabeth joined the W3C-MIT Administrative Team in September 2010 to support the W3C CEO and perform general administrative support.

Elizabeth left W3C in November 2011.

Jinsong Wang

Jinsong joined W3C from Nokia. He worked on service enablers, digital home and mobile internet standards, then technologies and products planning in Nokia. Jinsong was ever WG vice Chair in CCSA/TC11 and TC2 (China Communications Standards Association), co-Chair of DLNA China Task Force.

Jinsong left W3C in June 2014.

Yan Wang

Yan worked at W3C/Beihang from August 2016 till July 2017. She graduated from Xi'an International Studies University and likes the administration to handle with something detail.

Yuko Watanabe

Yuko joined the W3C in April 1999. She is working as a project secretary at W3C Keio Team. Before she joined W3C, she worked at Keio University Media Center for three years.

Samuel Weiler

Sam joined W3C in 2016 where he led W3C's efforts to improve privacy and security on the web. Sam has worked on Internet standards since 1996, with a focus on security and survivability. He served as staff contact for the Web Application Security Working Group, Privacy Interest Group, and Privacy Community Group. He also served as one of W3C's liaisons to the IETF.

Sam left W3C in December 2022.

Daniel J. Weitzner

Daniel J. Weitzner joined W3C in 1998 and was Policy Director of the World Wide Web Consortium's Technology and Society activities. He was also chair of the W3C Patent Policy Working Group and co-chair of the W3C Patents and Standards Interest Group

Danny left the Consortium staff in July 2009.

Susan Westhaver

Susan joined the W3C in September 1995. She was the head of the Administrative staff at MIT and primary organizer of W3C Workshops, Advisory Committee and TPAC Meetings held in the US. Previously, Susan worked with Bob Scheifler and the MIT X Consortium for three years, and has been a part of the Laboratory for Computer Science for nearly ten years.

Susan left W3C in December 2022.

John Wilbanks

John Wilbanks was a W3C Fellow from the Interoperable Informatics Infrastructure Consortium (I3C). Based at MIT, he was part of the W3C Technology and Society Domain's Semantic Web Activity. John's work focused on the application of semantic technologies to life sciences research. He founded and led to acquisition Incellico, a bioinformatics company that built semantic graph networks for use in pharmaceutical discovery. Before founding Incellico, John was at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and also spent time in Washington, DC, USA as a legislative aideto U.S. Representative Fortney ("Pete") Stark. John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Tulane University.

John left the Consortium staff in January 2005.

Matt Womer

Matt joined W3C in 2007 after working at member organizations (France Telecom/Orange and others) for years. His work at W3C focused on location (the Geolocation API, and Points of Interest), speech (VoiceXML WG) and mobile (Mobile Web Initiative, Device Descriptions).

Matt left W3C at the end of 2012.

Max Wyneken

Max was W3C CFO from February - October 2019.

Olive Xu

Olive Xu came onboard the W3C/Beihang Host team on May 1, 2016 as Business Development Lead for great China regions and global Marketing Communication Resources. Her past experience are mainly focusing on the licensing, pricing, sales and business development which are in all directions of high tech service, product and solutions, those working background come from the Senior Licensing and Pricing Executive in Microsoft, Regional Services Sales manager in F5 Networks Inc., the Senior Business Development Manager for MS-Novell interop collaboration program in Microsoft China, the Advisory Territory Sales in IBM China and the Account Manager in Global One/Orange.

Olive left the Consortium staff in April 2017.

Hiroki Yamada

Hiroki joined W3C team in November 2010 as W3C Fellow from Internet Academy.

He is working for the making educational material for beginners. He left W3C in August 2014.

Takeshi "Yamachan" Yamane

Yamachan joined W3C in April 1997 as System Administrator at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus.

Yamachan has just finished his Master's degree at the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio-SFC. His major interests are network application protocols and Internet information distribution systems, and is also interested in the educational applications of the Internet.

Yamachan left the Consortium in March 1999.

Kun "Kenny" Zhang

Kenny joined W3C at Beihang University in September 2013 as Web Accessibility Engineer for the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). He was Team Contact for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and maintained the Chinese Web Accessibility Community Group. He has also been involved in the work on mobile accessibility task force.

Prior to joining W3C, he was working on accessibility technologies at IBM from March 2006 through August 2012.

Kenny left W3C in March 2016.