Dr John Erickson
John S. Erickson, Ph.D. has spent nearly two decades studying the unique social, legal, and technical problems that arise when managing and disseminating information in the digital environment. Currently the Director of Web Science Operations with the Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) at RPI, John coordinates group projects ranging from the Linking Open Government Data (LOGD) Portal to the TWC US Government Dataset Search application. Prior to joining TWC John was principal investigator on research projects at Hewlett-Packard Labs focusing on policy-based management and personalization of distributed, heterogeneous digital object repositories, content processing architectures and collaboration systems. Before joining HP Labs, was the architect for Copyright Direct™, the first real-time, Internet-based service to fully automate the complex copyright permissions process for a variety of media types, and LicensIt/@ttribute, the first digital rights management (DRM) technology to facilitate dialog between content creators and users through the dynamic exchange of metadata.