Epimorphics founders have been at the forefront of developing standards, tools and applications for the web of data since 1999. Whether you are experienced in the web of data and are looking for advanced consultancy and bespoke development, or exploring the area and looking for training and support, then we can field a project team to meet your needs.
Dave is an experienced technologist with a track record of technical leadership, project management, research and software development. An expert in semantic web technologies with a broad background in AI, pattern recognition, program transformation and software architecture. He has been active in the Semantic Web since 1999 with particular interests in inference, ontologies and practical applications. While working as a Distinguished Technologist in Hewlett Packard Laboratories, he developed the first database backend for Jena (when it was still jena1), the current inference architecture and the rule engines. He has applied the semantic web technology to several applications including a distributed directory of environmental organizations (Semantic Web Environmental Directory), peer-to-peer knowledge sharing (ePerson) and numerous applications in systems management, information management and e-discovery. He was an invited expert on the RIF (Rules Interchange Framework) working group, co-editing the RIF Core specification and a note on implementing OWL 2 RL in RIF. He has a degree in Maths from Cambridge and a PhD in parallel image processing from UCL.
Chris is a software developer with a special interest in notations. He has worked on formal specification languages and less formal object-oriented development methods, and was a member of the ECMAScript standards group TC39. He is a co-developer of Jena, contributing the original graph query engine and the later Assembler sub-system. He is also the creator of Eyeball, an RDF lint application. Chris has a degree in Mathematics and Computing from Bath University and a D Phil in programming language theory from Oxford.
Brian McBride is a consultant and developer at Epimorphics Ltd specialising in the analysis and development of linked data applications in a variety of domains including publishing government educational data and publishing supply chain sustainability data. Brian was previously a senior researcher at HP Laboratories in Bristol UK. Whilst there he co-chaired the W3C RDF Core working group which produced the current Resource Description Framework (RDF) and RDF Schema recommendations. He also began the development of Jena, a leading java library for supporting the development of tools and applications using Semantic Web technology. He then went on to work an a number of Semantic Web applications including the development of a multimedia content exchange, a semantic web based web portal and applications to support the legal process of e-discovery. Brian has a first class honours degree in computer science from Edinburgh University and a Masters in political philosophy.
Paul Shabajee is a Linked Data UX (User eXperience) Analyst at Epimorphics. He specialises in working at the interface between linked data technologies, application domains and users needs. Paul was previously Senior Research Scientist HP Labs, Bristol, where we was a member of both Semantic and Adaptive Systems Department and Sustainable IT Ecosystems Lab. Prior to joining HP he was a Research Fellow and Principle Investigator of the SWARA (Semantic Web And Repurposing Applications) project at the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT), University of Bristol. Paul is also currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol. His original interests in Semantic Web technologies developed while he was a researcher working on the ARKive project at the University of the West of England in the late 1990s, since then he has worked to apply semantic web/linked data approaches and technologies to a range of application areas including the Semantic Web Environment Directory (SWED) and a prototype Educational Content Exchange in Singapore at HP Labs and the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) funded Iugo project at ILRT.
Ian Dickinson is a Senior Engineer and User Experience Architect at Epimorphics. He has a long track record as a researcher and software developer with particular interests in the semantic web, intelligent agents and autonomous systems, and user experience design. As a senior researcher in the HPLabs Semantic Web team, he contributed to the Jena platform, particularly the ontology API, and numerous semantic web applications. Previously, he was a project leader in the agent technologies team, and an editor of the FIPA '98 agent standards documents. Ian has a particular interest in rich user interfaces for semantic web and linked open data systems. He has a degree in Computer Science from the University of York, and a PhD in Intelligent Agent Systems from the University of Liverpool.
Martin studied Mathematical Logic at Cambridge and Manchester before moving into industry to work on program verification. He was rapidly seduced by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and spent a number of years carrying out research into applied AI and managing such research projects.
For several years Martin was a senior research manager at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, most recently as Director of the Enterprise Informatics Laboratory. Whilst at HP he managed a wide range of research activities, ranging through expert systems for fault diagnosis, order configuration, medical AI, telecommunications systems, collaboration tools, digital media systems, biologically-inspired complex adaptive systems and information management. He managed HP‘s semantic web research programme from its inception.
Martin is now Managing Director of Epimorphics.
Stuart is a Web Architecture and Linked Data specialist at Epimorphics. Before joining Epimorphics, he was a senior researcher with the HP Labs Semantic Web team. There he worked on the application of semantic web technologies in a variety of areas including: identity management, software configuration and web services. He has an enduring research interest in the development of interaction between information systems. Stuart also served a total of 5 years as a member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) acting as group's chair for the majority his time as a particpant. He contributed to several of the groups findings and to "Architecture of the World Wide Web". Stuart has a background in networks and communcation stretching back through the development of ad-hoc wireless (IrDA), lan briding and internetworking technologies. Stuart holds first class honours and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath.
Andy works in the area of storage and query of RDF data and is now a Senior Architect at Epimorphics. Andy has been a specification editor in the SPARQL standardization process at W3C for both the original SPARQL 1.0 and also SPARQL 1.1. He also lead the submission of the SPARQL Update language to W3C.
Andy also works on Apache Jena, the open source RDF framework for Java, where he has contributed the query engine, ensuring that complete implementations of the standards are available, and several persistent storage sub-systems. Andy has a PhD in Computer Science from the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.