James Hendler

Chair, U.S. Technology Policy Committee, a committee within the ACM at Association for Computing Machinery
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James A. “Jim” Hendler is the Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He also serves as the Director of the joint Rensselaer-IBM Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning and Semantics (HEALS) project. Hendler is the author of over 400 publications in areas including the semantic web, artificial intelligence, and agent-based computing.

Among his honors, he was named an ACM Fellow for contributions to artificial intelligence and the semantic web. In July, Hendler was appointed to a two-year term as Chair of ACM’s US Technology Policy Committee.

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  • As the world’s largest organization of computing professionals, ACM has the convening power to catalyze a conversation about the relationship between information technology and carbon emissions. In this initial report, we’ve included several important statistics which frame the scope of the problem and set some initial goals for how we must measure the impact of our field on carbon emissions. We hope that the delegates to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) and policy makers the world over find it both alarming and immediately useful.

    17 January 2022
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