Shenghui Wang Named OCLC Research Scientist

OCLC Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Shenghui Wang, Ph.D., as a Research Scientist effective 1 May 2012. Dr. Wang will work from the OCLC European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters office in Leiden, Netherlands.

Dr. Wang has been conducting research in the broad field of Artificial Intelligence with interests ranging from cognitive modeling, knowledge representation and reasoning and machine learning. Her work in natural language semantics and, more recently, in semantic interoperability in the Cultural Heritage domain is a particularly valuable expansion of the capacities of OCLC Research. Dr. Wang will be involved in current and future text and data mining work as well as linked data investigations.

Her most recent position was as a Research scientist at Wageningen UR. Prior to that she did post-doctoral research at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Stanford Medical Informatics and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. In her OCLC Research position she will work closely with Jean Godby, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist based in OCLC's Dublin, Ohio headquarters. Dr. Godby has recently done significant work aimed at the problem of automatically recognizing, extracting, and disambiguating named entities (e.g., the names of people, places, and organizations) from digitized text.

Dr. Wang completed her doctorate in Computer Science at the University of Manchester and earned her master's in Computer Application Technology at the University of Science and Technology of China (Anhui). We are very pleased that she will be joining the Research team and deepening the skills and effort that can be devoted to issues that are important to libraries in Europe as well as North America.

"We are pleased to be growing our Research presence in Leiden," said Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist, "and we look forward to further building bridges with digital library and related initiatives in Europe."

For more information:

Lorcan Dempsey
Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research