Kjetil Kjernsmo’s Curriculum Vitae
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Trained in physical sciences with practical as well as theoretical experience in informatics through a Ph.D. on Semantic Web technologies, I can adapt to solve a wide variety of problems. I enjoy working with the whole spectrum from deep epistemological problems through the application of statistics, to practical solutions in terms of writing computer programs. My involvement with Web and Semantic Web technologies extends back to 1994 and 1998 respectively.
Ph.D. Research Fellow
The main focus of this work is to improve the performance of systems that answer queries over semi-structured data across different data sources across the Internet, in particular through caching. This work is due to end in 2015, and the period has included two paternity leaves.
Founder and CEO
A one-man company to simplify the administrative processes when an opportunity for short-term consulting presents itself. This is a very small fraction of my work experience.
Improved and developed the flagship product "Startsiden" using an internal Perl-based framework.
Senior Knowledge Engineer
Worked as developer on several Semantic Web-projects, using Java-based platforms.
Expedition bicyclist and climber
Made a first ascent of the remote mountain of the northern Tibetan Plateau called Toze Kangri, in a completely unsupported expedition. To approach the mountain, we cycled 1250 km, much of it in terrain.
Semantic Web Specialist
Working divided position between developer and standardisation and implementation of Semantic Web technologies.
Information Systems Developer
Worked on various projects, but most importantly the social media Opera Community where an internal Perl framework was used. The site was in this period one of Norway's most used Web sites.
Attempted to create a semantic content management system using Perl-based frameworks. While ahead of its time, the project was overambitious and unsuccessful but a good experience.
Helped make tens of thousands of people look at a tiny dot, namely the planet Venus, pass slowly across the solar disc. This was achieved by media work, sales of gear and large event on Oslo's Frogner Park.
Organised events around the solar eclipse of 31st of May 2003. This entailed selling gear, media work and a large event in Oslo's Frogner Park.
Taught in an undergraduate course named "The Universe".
Analysed data from the SOHO satelite.
- Operating Systems
- Development tools and technologies
Candidatus Scientiarum in Astronomy
For courses in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics and Informatics. Major subject was Physics.
- Semantic Web Developer of the Year 2014, awarded at the International Semantic Web Conference 2014
Firewalking: Walked 52 meters (165 feet), on glowing hot coals, average temperature about 330 degrees centigrades, on 2nd of July 1998, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA. The record was verified by the US Edition of The Guinness Book of World Records 1999.
Technical and Community Contributions
- Programme Committee member, Research Track, ESWC 2016.
- Hackfest Chair: Meaning on Small Devices Hackfest 2015, ESWC 2015.
- Programme Committee. member: NoISE2015 Workshop on Negative or Inconclusive Results in Semantic Web, ESWC 2015.
- Programme Committee member: ESWC Developers Workshop 2015, ESWC 2015.
- Programme Committee member: ISWC Developers Workshop 2014, ISWC 2014.
- Programme Committee member: SALAD 2014, ESWC 2014.
- Workshop Organizer: Empirical 2014, ESWC 2014.
- Exhibition Chair: European Data Forum 2013.
- Hackathon Organizer: Moving to Moose Hackathon.
- Hackathon Organizer: Perl Hacker's Bootcamp, WIMS 2011.
- Hackathon Organizer: Perl and RDF Hackathon.
- Member, co-editor: SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language Working Group, co-editor of SPARQL New Features and Rationale.
- Member: eGovernment Interest Group.
- Member: Community Projects initiator: Semantic Web Education and Outreach (SWEO) Interest Group.
- Member: Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER) Working Group.
- Member: Web Content Label Incubator Group.