James Michaelis

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James Michaelis graduated with his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York in May 2015. James was a member of the Tetherless World Constellation at RPI where his research interests were focused around exposing data usage in applications, with an emphasis on: (1) provenance tracking in applications, and (2) subsequent presentation of provenance records to end users.


A copy of his CV, listing projects, publications and technical background, can be obtained here. (Last updated: 9/21/2014)









Publications:
Michaelis, J., McGuinness, D.L., Chang, C., Erickson, J.S., Hunter, D., and Babko-Malaya, O. 2014. Explaining Scientific and Technical Emergence Forecasting.
Michaelis, J., McGuinness, D.L., Chang, C., Hunter, D., and Babko-Malaya, O. 2013. Towards Explanation of Scientific and Technological Emergence. In Proceedings of 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (August 25-28 2013, Niagara Falls, Canada).
Lebo, T., Erickson, J.S., Ding, L., Graves, A., Williams, G.T., DiFranzo, D., Li, X., Michaelis, J., Zheng, J., Flores, J., Shangguan, Z., McGuinness, D.L., and Hendler, J. Producing and Using Linked Open Government Data in the TWC LOGD Portal. In David Wood, editor, Linking Government Data, pages 51–72. New York, 2011. 10.1007/978-1-4614-1767-5_3
Wood, D. and Wood, D. 2011. Linking Government Data.
Zhangy, X., Yoon, S., DiBona, P., Appling, D., Ding, L., Doppa, J., Greenyy, D., Guo, J., Kuter, U., Levine, G., MacTavish, R., McFarlane, D., Michaelis, J., Mostafa, H., Ontanon, S., Parker, C., Radhakrishnan, J., Rebgunsyy, A., Shresthay, B., Song, Z., Trewhitt, E., Zafar, H., Zhang, C., Corkill, D., DeJong, G., Dietterich, T., Kambhampati, S., Lesser, V., McGuinness, D.L., Ram, A., Spearsyy, D., Tadepalli, P., Whitaker, E., Wong, W., Hendler, J., Hofmann, M., and Whitebread, K. 2011. An Ensemble Learning and Problem Solving Architecture for Airspace Management. Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
Lebo, T., Erickson, J.S., Graves, A., Williams, G.T., DiFranzo, D., Li, X., Michaelis, J., Zheng, J., Flores, J., Shangguan, Z., McGuinness, D.L., and Hendler, J. 2011. Producing and Using Linked Open Government Data in the TWC LOGD Portal. In Proceedings of AAAI Fall Symposium on Open Government Knowledge: AI Opportunities and Challenges 2011 (November 4-7 2011, Arlington VA).
Ding, L., Michaelis, J., McCusker, J., and McGuinness, D.L. 2011. Linked provenance data: A semantic Web-based approach to interoperable workflow traces. Future Generation Computer Systems, pages 797–805.
DiFranzo, D., Graves, A., Erickson, J.S., Ding, L., Michaelis, J., Lebo, T., Patton, E.W., Williams, G.T., Li, X., Zheng, J., Flores, J., McGuinness, D.L., and Hendler, J. The Web is My Back-end: Creating Mashups with Linked Open Government Data. In David Wood, editor, Linking Government Data New York, 2011.
West, P., Michaelis, J., Fox, P., Zednik, S., and McGuinness, D.L. 2010. Presenting Provenance Based on User Roles: Experiences with a Solar Physics Data Ingest System. In Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting 2010 (December 13-17 2010, San Francisco, CA).
Michaelis, J., Moreau, L., McGuinness, D.L., McGuinness, D.L., Michaelis, J., and Moreau, L. 2010. Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes. In Proceedings of International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 2010 (June 15-16 2010, Hefner Alumni House, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US).
Michaelis, J. and McGuinness, D.L. 2010. Towards Provenance Aware Comment Tracking for Web Applications. In Proceedings of International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 2010 (June 15-16 2010, Hefner Alumni House, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US).
Ding, L., Bao, J., Michaelis, J., Zhao, J., and McGuinness, D.L. 2010. Reflections on Provenance Ontology Encodings. In Proceedings of International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 2010 (June 15-16 2010, Hefner Alumni House, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US).
Ding, L., DiFranzo, D., Graves, A., Michaelis, J., Li, X., McGuinness, D.L., and Hendler, J. 2010. TWC data-gov corpus: incrementally generating linked government data from data.gov. In Proceedings of WWW 2010 (April 26-30 2010, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC, US).
Ding, L., Michaelis, J., McGuinness, D.L., and Hendler, J. 2010. Making Sense of Open Government Data. In Proceedings of Web Science Conference 2010 (April 26-27 2010, Raleigh, North Carolina).
Ding, L., DiFranzo, D., Graves, A., Michaelis, J., Li, X., McGuinness, D.L., and Hendler, J. 2010. Data-gov Wiki: Towards Linking Government Data. In Proceedings of Linked Data Meets Artificial Intelligence (March 22-24 2010).
Ding, L., DiFranzo, D., Graves, A., Michaelis, J., Li, X., McGuinness, D.L., and Hendler, J. 2010. Data-govWiki: Towards Linking Government Data. In Proceedings of AAAI 2010 Spring Symposium at AAAI 2010 (March 22-24 2010March 22-24 2010March 22-24 2010March 22-24 2010, Palo Alto, California, USPalo Alto, California, USPalo Alto, California, USPalo Alto, California, US).
Michaelis, J., Zednik, S., Ding, L., and McGuinness, D.L. 2009. A Comparison of the OPM and PML Provenance Models.
Michaelis, J., Ding, L., Shangguan, Z., Zednik, S., Huang, R., Pinheiro, P., Rio, N., and McGuinness, D.L. 2009. Towards Usable and Interoperable Workflow Provenance: Empirical Case Studies Using PML. In Proceedings of First International Workshop on the role of Semantic Web in Provenance Management (October 25 2009).
Zhangy, X., Yoon, S., DiBona, P., Appling, D., Ding, L., Doppa, J., Greenyy, D., Guo, J., Kuter, U., Levine, G., MacTavish, R., McFarlane, D., Michaelis, J., Mostafa, H., Ontanon, S., Parker, C., Radhakrishnan, J., Rebgunsyy, A., Shresthay, B., Song, Z., Trewhitt, E., Zafar, H., Zhang, C., Corkill, D., DeJong, G., Dietterich, T., Kambhampati, S., Lesser, V., McGuinness, D.L., Ram, A., Spearsyy, D., Tadepalli, P., Whitaker, E., Wong, W., Hendler, J., Hofmann, M., and Whitebread, K. 2009. An Ensemble Learning and Problem Solving Architecture for Airspace Management. In Proceedings of Twenty-First Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (July 14-16 2009).
Michaelis, J., Ding, L., and McGuinness, D.L. 2009. Towards the Explanation of Workflows. In Proceedings of Workshop on Explanation-Aware Computing 2009 (July 11-13 2009, Pasadena, CA, US).
Michaelis, J., Ding, L., McGuinness, D.L., and Hendler, J. 2008. The TW Wine Agent: A Social Semantic Web Demo. In Proceedings of Tetherless World Constellation Launch (June 11 2008, Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY).

Presentations:
West, P., Michaelis, J., Lebo, T., McGuinness, D., & Fox, P. (December 17, 2014). Citation and Recognition of contributions using Semantic Provenance Knowledge Captured in the OPeNDAP Software Framework. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2014
West, P., Michaelis, J., Lebo, T., & McGuinness, D. (July 8, 2014). Applying Provenance Extensions to OPeNDAP Framework. In: OPeNDAP Developer's Meeting 2014 at ESIP Summer Meeting 2014
Michaelis, J., West, P., Lebo, T., & McGuinness, D. (July 6, 2014). Applying Provenance Extensions to the OPeNDAP Framework. In: ESIP Summer Meeting 2014DataONE User Group Meeting 2014 at ESIP Summer Meeting 2014OPeNDAP Developer's Meeting 2014 at ESIP Summer Meeting 2014
Zednik, S., Michaelis, J., & Fox, P. (April 1, 2013). Integrating provenance into an operational data product information system. In: International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 2012
Zednik, S., Michaelis, J., & Fox, P. (June 20, 2012). Integrating Provenance into an operational Data Product Information System. In: International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 2012
West, P., Michaelis, J., Fox, P., Zednik, S., & McGuinness, D. (December 17, 2010). Presenting Provenance Based on User Roles: Experiences with a Solar Physics Data Ingest System. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2010
Michaelis, J., Zednik, S., West, P., Fox, P., & McGuinness, D. (December 16, 2010). Extending eScience Provenance with User-Submitted Semantic Annotations, Abstract IN43C-08. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2010
Michaelis, J., Zednik, S., West, P., Fox, P., & McGuinness, D. (December 1, 2010). Extending eScience Provenance with User-Submitted Semantic Annotations. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2010
McGuinness, D., Ding, L., Pinheiro, P., Chang, C., Michaelis, J., Tao, J., Glass, A., & Rio, N. (June 11, 2008). Inference Web: Enabling Accountable Web Applications. In: Tetherless World Constellation Launch

Project Collaborator

FUSE LogoForesight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition (FUSE)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Co Investigator: Jim Hendler
Description: Technical emergence refers to the process whereby innovative ideas, capabilities, applications, and even entirely new fields of study arise, are tested, mature, and, if conditions are favorable, demonstrate feasibility and impact. IARPA’s Foresight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition (FUSE) Program is sponsoring advanced research and development (R&D) to develop automated systems that aid in the systematic, continuous, and comprehensive assessment of technical emergence using information derived from the published scientific, technical, and patent literature.
Generalized Integrated Learning Architecture (GILA)
Principal Investigator: Jim Hendler and Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: The Generalized Integrated Learning Architecture [GILA] is a general-purpose integrated multi-agent platform that solves domain problems by learning from a problem-solution pair submitted by a human expert. One of the key purposes of GILA is to learn how humans solve complex problems and apply this knowledge to future problems. A complex problem domain known as the Airspace Control Scenario has been chosen to drive the development of GILA and evaluate its performance. The objective of this problem domain is to resolve conflicts in a collection of airspace allocations for aircrafts.
I-Choose LogoI-Choose: Building Information Sharing Networks to Support Consumer Choice Project (I-Choose)
Principal Investigator: Theresa Pardo
Co Investigator: Joanne S. Luciano
Description: The Building Information Sharing Networks to Support Consumer Choice Project (I-Choose Project) is a four-year research activity funded by the National Science Foundation. The research team consists of a network of researchers and practitioners from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The project aims to develop a data interoperability framework to provide consumers with a wide range of certification information about how, where, and by whom products are manufactured and brought to market. The project focuses on development of interoperability among stakeholder communities for the single case of coffee grown in Mexico, and distributed and consumed in Canada and the United States. The lessons learned from this specific case will then be generalized across other product domains.
OPeNDAPOPeNDAP
Description: Tasks for various TWC projects related to data access and the OPeNDAP software products.
SPCDIS Project LogoSemantic Provenance Capture in Data Ingest Systems (SPCDIS)
Principal Investigator: Peter Fox
Co Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: The goal of this project is to develop at the RPI Tetherless World Constellation, based within the NCAR High Altitude Observatory and in collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Michigan and McGuinness Associates a semantically-enabled data ingest capability.