Andy Seaborne is a member of the semantic web research group at HPLabs where he specialises in query systems and scalable storage of RDF data.
Andy was a member of the W3C RDF Data Access Working Group (DAWG) from the beginning, having worked on RDQL, one of the predecessors of SPARQL; Andy co-edited the query language specification. He continues as a member of the newly formed SPARQL working group.
He also works on Jena, the open source RDF framework for Java, where he has contributed the query engine, ensuring that complete implementations of the standards are available, and several persistent storage sub-systems.
Andy has a PhD in Computer Science from the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.