Ubiquitous Web domain

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Kazuyuki Ashimura


Kaz joined the W3C Team at Keio University SFC in April 2005. Prior to joining the Team, Kaz worked for twelve years on research and development of speech and natural language processing. He is interested in Web technologies, esp. Voice, Multimodal and Web & TV technologies. He would like to make people happy using those technologies. Kaz received his B.S. in Mathematics from Kyoto University and his Doctor of Engineering degree from Nara Institute of Science and Technology.
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Yingying Chen


Yingying joined W3C at Beihang in August 2015. Her main focuses are 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.
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François Daoust


François takes part in on-going discussions and developments around the convergence between Web and TV, with a specific focus on multi-screen scenarios. He contributes to related EU-funded projects MediaScape and Global ITV.

François initially joined W3C in November 2007 from Microsoft where he integrated an on-portal mobile search engine called MotionBridge. From 2007 to 2011, he served as staff contact for the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group, the Web and TV Interest Group, the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group and was co-Activity Lead for the Web and TV Activity. He left W3C at the end of 2011 to develop cross-platform Web applications in a French start-up called Joshfire. François came back home on May 2014.

François holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale Paris.

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Yosuke Funahashi Web Media Specialist


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Ted Guild Head of Systems Team

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Ted joined the W3C in January of 2000. He comes to the Consortium from the corporate IT community having worked for a mortgage and investment company, a power utility, an internet service provider, and a marketing and communications company. He earned a bachelors in Russian from Hobart College. He also spent some time as an English as a Second Language and Mathematics instructor.

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Philipp Hoschka Deputy Director & Ubiquitous Web Domain Leader

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Dr. Philipp Hoschka is a Deputy Director of the W3C and leads W3C's Ubiquitous Web Domain. His current work focuses on the “Web of Things”, which is about leveraging open Web technology to overcome current silos in the "Internet of Things". In 2012, he launched W3C efforts on automotive, focusing on the use of HTML5 for in-car infotainment apps. Philipp also founded W3C's Ubiquitous Web Domain which has the mission to bring the benefits of Web technology to the emerging "Post-PC" world, including mobile and television devices. In the past, Philipp created W3C's Mobile Web Initiative and pioneered work on integrating audio and video into the Web leading to the W3C Standard SMIL. Philipp has been principal investigator in six EC research projects supporting the Ubiquitous Web Vision (MWeb, 3GWeb, MobiWeb2.0, OMWeb, MobiWebApp, HTML5Apps). Philipp holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.He was visiting scholar at MIT LCS from 1998 until 2002.

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Dave Raggett

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Dave is the W3C lead for the Web of Things Interest Group. He has been closely involved with the development of Web standards since 1992, contributing to work on HTML, HTTP, MathML, XForms, voice and multimodal interaction, ubiquitous web applications, financial data, privacy and identity. Dave has participated in several European FP7 research projects: HTML5Apps and COMPOSE, and before that webinos, Serenoa, and PrimeLife. In addition to work on standards, Dave is a keen programmer, and has developed experimental web browsers (e.g. Arena), a plugin for rendering math from natural language (EzMath), a tool for cleaning up HTML (Tidy), a web page library for HTML slide presentations (Slidy), a Firefox add-on for enhanced privacy (Privacy Dashboard), customizable browser-based editing of HTML and more recently, open source implementations for the Web of Things. He was educated in England and obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford, and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England. For more information see Dave's home page.

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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).