Ruben Verborgh is a professor of Semantic Web technology at Ghent University – imec and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group at MIT. He aims to build a more intelligent generation of clients for a decentralized Web at the intersection of Linked Data and hypermedia-driven Web APIs. Through the creation of Linked Data Fragments, he introduced a new paradigm for query execution at Web-scale. He has co-authored two books on Linked Data, and contributed to more than 250 publications for international conferences and journals on Web-related topics.
Professor of Semantic Web Technology Ghent University 2017–now I’m an assistant professor with a focus on research, contributing to the (re-)decentralization of the Web using Semantic Web technologies. I lead our Linked Data Fragments activities, and supervise several PhD students working on Semantic Web topics.
Research Affiliate Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2018–now I am regularly visiting the Decentralized Information Group to collaborate with Tim Berners-Lee on re-decentralizing the Web through Linked Data technologies. We are building the Solid platform to enable a new generation of Web applications that let you keep ownership of your own data.
Postdoctoral Fellow Research Foundation Flanders 2015–now