Get to know our board members, lab directors and our admin team.
WST Board of Trustees
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Prof Dame Wendy Hall
Prof George Metakides
Prof Noshir Contractor
Jennifer Zhu Scott
Prof Sir Nigel Shadbolt
Prof James Hendler
Prof Steffen Staab
About the Trustees
Our Trustees are drawn from a pool of leading Web Science researchers, technology thinkers, social entrepreneurs and some of the original founding minds behind Web Science.
WSTNet Lab Directors
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ANN, USC Annenberg (WSTNet Chair)
NeXT, NUS Singapore (WSTNet Vice-Chair)
Tetherless World Constellation, RPI NY
DSI, Imperial College
WSL, IIT Bangalore
Media Lab, MIT
RBCDSAI, IIT Madras
Network Institute, Amsterdam
About Our Lab Directors
It is only by fostering a broad, interdisciplinary approach that we will truly advance our knowledge of such a vast and complex artefact as the word-wide web.
WST/WSTNet Admin Team
Our admin team assists the Board of Trustees with reporting, legal, finance, web site content/development and supporting internal and public events.
Head of Admin
About Our Admin Team
Our Admin team are mainly centered around our University of Southampton HQ but we work with all our members and partners globally and are always happy to take feedback/suggestions as to how we can improve the service we offer.
Fellows, Patrons & Previous Trustees
We would like to show our gratitude to all the people who offered advice, leadership and insight whilst serving on the boards of WSRI and the Web Science Trust in the creation of a new scientific discipline, establishing a successful international ACM conference and growing a global network of Web Science researchers.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Baroness Rennie Fritchie
Sir John Taylor
Lady Rosemary Leith Berners-Lee
Scientific Advisory Council
Advocates & Supporters
Harith Alani, Leslie Carr, Richard Cyganiak, Hugh Glaser, Jennifer Golbeck, Lalana Kagal, Deborah McGuinness, Kieron O’Hara, mc schraefel and Mark Weal.
Harold (Hal) Abelson, Albert-László Barabasi, Manuel Castells, David Clark, Dave Cliff, David De Roure, Stefan Decker, Joan Feigenbaum, Dame Janet Finch, Carole Goble, Pat Hayes,Toru Ishida, Nick Jennings, David Karger, Thomas Malone, Vladimiro Sassone, Guus Schreiber, Ben Schneiderman, Gerry Sussman, Fei-Yue Wang, Yorick Wilks, Jonathan Zittrain.
Thanassis Tiropanis, Ramine Tinati, Xin Wang, Craig Gallen, Chris Gutteridge, Ian Brown, Lance Draper, Jules Field.
Many people have provided their time, their support and encouragement to WST (and WSRI before it) and we are eternally grateful to everyone who helped us along the way to create a science of the Web.
There are too many to mention all of them but here are a few to whom we’d like to offer a special mention.
Web Science Administration Manager
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