of the National Academies and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. An elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, he is also a master of the American College of Physicians. He is the editor in chief of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and serves on the editorial boards for several other biomedical informatics publications. In addition, he received the Grace Murray Hopper Award of the Association for Computing Machinery in 1976 and the Morris F. Collen Award of the American College of Medical Informatics in 2006, and he has been a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Faculty Scholar in General Internal Medicine. Dr. Shortliffe has authored more than 300 articles and books in the field of biomedical computing and artificial intelligence.

Michael L. Brodie is chief scientist of Verizon Services Operations at Verizon Communications, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services. Dr. Brodie works on strategic information technology opportunities and challenges to deliver business value from emerging technologies and practices in large-scale, distributed operational environments. He is concerned with the “big picture,” including business, economic, application, and technical aspects of information ecosystems, core technologies, and integration, with an active involvement in the semantic Web and the holistic view of Web sciences. Dr. Brodie holds a Ph.D. in databases from the University of Toronto; has authored more than 160 books, chapters, and articles; and has presented more than 150 keynotes and invited lectures in more than 30 countries. He is an adjunct professor, National University of Ireland, Galway; an adjunct research fellow, Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia; and the chair of advisory boards for three institutions—Semantic Technology Institutes International, Vienna, Austria; Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland; and the Semantic Technology Institute, Innsbrück, Austria. He is also a member of several advisory boards—for the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics; the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Web Science Champion for the Web Science Trust; and the European Union’s Information Society Technologies 5th, 6th, and 7th Framework Programmes. Dr. Brodie is a reviewer for the European Research Council and is on the editorial board of several research journals. He has served on the National Research Council’s Committee on Technical and Privacy Dimensions of Information for Terrorism Prevention and other National Goals, the VLDB (Very Large Databases) Endowment, and the Client Advisory Board, Forrester Research, Inc.

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