Our Team

Get to know our board members, lab directors and our admin team.

 WST Board of Trustees

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JP Rangaswami

JP Rangaswami

Chairman

Anni Rowland-Campbell

Anni Rowland-Campbell

Trustee

Prof Dame Wendy Hall

Prof Dame Wendy Hall

Executive Director

Prof George Metakides

Prof George Metakides

Trustee

Prof Noshir Contractor

Prof Noshir Contractor

Trustee

Jennifer Zhu Scott

Jennifer Zhu Scott

Trustee

Prof Sir Nigel Shadbolt

Prof Sir Nigel Shadbolt

Trustee

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson

Trustee

Prof James Hendler

Prof James Hendler

Trustee

Prof Steffen Staab

Prof Steffen Staab

Trustee

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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Emilio Ferrara

Emilio Ferrara

ANN, USC Annenberg (WSTNet Chair)

Tat-Seng Chua

Tat-Seng Chua

NeXT, NUS Singapore (WSTNet Vice-Chair)

Deborah McGuinness

Deborah McGuinness

Tetherless World Constellation, RPI NY

Les Carr

Les Carr

WSI, Southampton

Yike Guo

Yike Guo

DSI, Imperial College

Wolfgang Nejdl

Wolfgang Nejdl

L3S, Hannover

Stefan Wrobel

Stefan Wrobel

IAIS, Bonn

Pen Yang

Pen Yang

IAI, Shanghai

Phil Howard

Phil Howard

OII, Oxford

Hal Abelson

Hal Abelson

CSAIL-DIG, MIT

Jianping Wu

Jianping Wu

WSL, Tsinghua

R Sadagopan

R Sadagopan

WSL, IIT Bangalore

Fabien Gandon

Fabien Gandon

INRIA, Paris

Sandy Pentland

Sandy Pentland

Media Lab, MIT

Matt Williams

Matt Williams

SDS, Cardiff

Pete Burnap

Pete Burnap

SDS, Cardiff

Matthias Thimm

Matthias Thimm

WeST, Koblenz

Manfred Hauswirth

Manfred Hauswirth

FOKUS, Berlin

R Balaraman

R Balaraman

RBCDSAI, IIT Madras

Ivar Vermeulen

Ivar Vermeulen

Network Institute, Amsterdam

About Our Lab Directors

Each of our Lab Directors heads up a Web Science research facility approaching an understanding of the Web and the interactions between its human and non-human elements in a unique and important way. This might use mathematical, philosophical, engineering, computational, psychological or legal perspectives or all of the above and more!

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.

Susan Davies

Susan Davies

Head of Admin

Ian Brown

Ian Brown

Projects

Simon Jonsson

Simon Jonsson

Web Master

Kieron O'Hara

Kieron O'Hara

Content Advisor

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.

WSRI
Fellows

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.

Board of Trustees

Web Science Trust

Office Address

Web Science Administration Manager
Web Science Trust
Room 3041, Building 32
University of Southampton
University Road
Southampton SO17 1BJ

Email Us

info@webscience.org

The Web Science Trust is a private company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number 06634408

Registered Address

The registered office address of the Web Science Trust is c/o Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP, 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DS, United Kingdom.