W3C succeeds only if it actually gets the work done that it is committed to deliver. The W3C Project function focuses on meeting all of the milestones of all of the groups, facilitating the work of Team Contacts, Chairs, and Editors to ensure that the work is moving forward appropriately, and driving the work necessary to achieve operational success.
Denis joined W3C in August 2011, as part of the Systems Team, to become the W3C Webmaster at the MIT host site in Cambridge, MA, USA.
From October 2013 to May 2014, he joined the Interaction Domain to work on the HTML5 test suite.
Denis is now based in Reunion Island
Role: Team Contact for WoT and ME; Project Specialist; Smart Cities Industry Champion
Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Kaz joined the W3C Team at Keio University SFC in April 2005. Prior to joining the Team, Kaz worked for twelve years on research and development on speech and natural language processing.
Kaz received his B.S. in Mathematics from Kyoto University and his Doctor of Engineering degree from Nara Institute of Science and Technology.
Bert Bos completed his Ph.D. in Groningen, The Netherlands, on a prototyping language for graphical user interfaces. He then went on to develop a browser targeted at humanities scholars, before joining the W3C at INRIA/Sophia-Antipolis in October 1995. He is co-inventor of CSS and created & led W3C's Internationalization activity. After working on HTML and XML, he led for many years the CSS and later also the Mathematics activities. He is now working on privacy technologies and is part of the W3C communications team.
Carine joined the W3C team in 2001 as part of the Jigsaw HTTP server development team.
She holds an engineer degree and a PhD in Computer Science, with a research area in distributed artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems.
She has worked in the Web Services Activity and the XML Activity as staff contact for multiple Working Groups, in several EU-funded projects, in the Systems Team, and in internal tools development.
Currently staff for WebRTC WG, Web Performance WG, Automotive WG, SVG WG.
Role: Data Strategist
Pierre-Antoine joined W3C in February 2021, as a fellow from ERCIM, then from Inria. He is a member of the Strategy Team, with a focus on Data Interoperability. Before that, he has been involved in many Linked Data and Semantic Web related working groups (including RDF 1.1, Linked Data Platform and JSON-LD). He has been working with RDF and other Semantic Web technologies for as long as he can remember.
François takes part in on-going discussions and developments around the convergence between Web and media, serving both as Entertainment Champion in the Industry team and as Media Specialist in the Strategy team. François is also staff contact for the media-related Media Working Group, Second Screen Working Group and GPU for the Web Working Group.
François initially joined W3C in November 2007 from Microsoft where he integrated an on-portal mobile search engine called MotionBridge. From 2007 to 2011, he served as staff contact for the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group, the Web and TV Interest Group, the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group and was co-Activity Lead for the Web and TV Activity. He left W3C at the end of 2011 to develop cross-platform Web applications in a French start-up called Joshfire. François came back to W3C on May 2014.
Dominique is W3C Developer Relationships Lead, W3C Community Development Lead (in charge of managing the Community Groups program), champion for the Telecommunication Industry in W3C, part of the W3C Project Management team, W3C Strategy Specialist on Virtual and Augmented Reality, and serves as staff contact in the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group, the Web and Machine Learning Web Working Group, and the Web & Networks Interest Group. He also develops tools and applications as needed in his various roles.
He joined initially W3C’s Communication and Systems Team as a member of the Webmaster Team in October 2000; after having joined then lead the QA Activity until September 2005, Dom took part to the Mobile Web Initiative as Staff Contact for the Best Practices Working Group and later as co-Chair of the Mobile Web Test Suites Working Group. Dom also served as Staff Contact for the Device and sensors Working Group
Dominique holds an engineering degree from the “Grande Ecole” École Centrale Paris.
Shawn Lawton Henry
Role: Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Program Lead
Shawn joined W3C in February 2003 to lead worldwide education and outreach activities promoting digital accessibility for people with disabilities through the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). As WAI Program Lead she directs collaboration on WAI vision, strategic plan, and implementation priorities. She works with W3C management and staff to coordinate stakeholder engagement in W3C accessibility activities.
Shawn focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces. She particularly enjoys introducing and encouraging accessible user experience, that is, how people with disabilities successfully interact with accessible technology.
Before joining W3C, Shawn worked as a consultant with research centers, education providers, government agencies, non-profit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and international standards organizations to develop and implement strategies to optimize design for usability and accessibility. She holds a BSc in English with focus on computer science and technical writing, and an MSc in Digital Inclusion.
Ivan Herman graduated at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Hungary, in 1979. After a brief scholarship at the Université Paris VI he joined the Hungarian research institute in computer science (SZTAKI) where he worked for 6 years. He left Hungary in 1986 and, after a few years in industry in Munich, Germany, he joined the Centre for Mathematics & Computer Sciences (CWI) in Amsterdam where he had a tenure position between 1988 and the year of his retirement, i.e., in 2021. He received a PhD degree in Computer Science in 1989 at the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands.
He joined the W3C Permanent Staff in January 2001 while maintaining his position at CWI, and has remained as an emeritus W3C team member since his retirement from CWI. As a W3C staff member, he served as Head of Offices until June 2006, then as Semantic Web Activity Lead until December 2013. He is currently the Publishing@W3C Technical Lead, as well as the W3C staff representative for the work on Publishing Maintenance and on Verifiable Credentials. He was also member of the Strategy, as well as the Technical & Architecture teams of W3C until 2021.
Before joining W3C he worked in different areas (distributed and dataflow programming, language design, system programming), but he spent most of his research years in computer graphics and information visualization. He also participated in various graphics-related ISO standardization activities and software developments. See his professional web site for further details, including his list of publications, presentations, and various social activities.
Role: Activity Lead, I18n; I18n Core WG Staff contact; I18n IG Staff contact
Richard joined the W3C team in July 2002, where he is Strategy Specialist and also Architecture & Technology Specialist for internationalization. He is staff contact for and contributes technically to the W3C Internationalization Working Group.
He serves on the Unicode Editorial Committee, the Unicode Script Ad Hoc committee, and the Unicode Conference board (and has a Unicode Bulldog Award), and coordinated the MultilingualWeb initiative. He developed the W3C Internationalization Checker, and in his spare time creates tools (such as UniView) for working with characters and scripts.
Richard has a background in translation and interpreting, computational linguistics, software engineering, and translation tools. Prior to joining the W3C, he was a Global Design Consultant at Xerox, providing services and training to external clients as well as to internal development teams with regard to the international design and localizability of user interfaces and documents. He received a corporate award for work on the Xerox product development process.
Role: Payments Lead
From September 2004 through January 2015, Ian was the Head of W3C Marketing and Communications. He managed the Consortium's Comm activities, including press, publications, branding, marketing, and aspects of Member relations.
Ian began at W3C in 1997 and for 7 years co-edited a number of specifications, including HTML 4.0, CSS2, DOM Level 1, three WAI Guidelines (Web Content, User Agent, Authoring Tool), the TAG's Architecture of the World Wide Web, and the W3C Process Document.
Ian received a degree in Engineering from Yale then a master's degree in software engineering from the CERICS in France. Ian then worked as a software engineer for five years, including at the INRIA.
Yves Lafon studied Mathematics and computer science at ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, France, and at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in Montreal, Canada. His field of study was signal recognition and processing. He discovered Internet Relay Chat and the Web in Montreal in 1993 and has been making robots and games for both. He joined the W3C in October 1995 to work on W3C's experimental browser, Arena. Then he worked on Jigsaw, W3C's Java-based server, on HTTP/1.1 and started the work on SOAP 1.2.
Philippe Le Hegaret
Role: Strategy and Project Lead
Philippe Le Hegaret is the Strategy and Project Lead for W3C, responsible for the technical mission of the Consortium. As Project Lead, he is responsible to meet all of the milestones of all of the groups, facilitate the work of Team Contacts, Chairs, and Editors, and drive the work necessary to achieve operational success. He is the current co-Chair of the W3C Process Community Group. Until 2016, he was for the former W3C Interaction Domain, which produced frontend Web technologies including HTML5, CSS3, SVG, WOFF, or Web APIs. Prior to 2009, Philippe lead the W3C Architecture Domain, which produced the W3C Core technologies in the area of XML, Web Services, and Internationalization. He is a former Chair of the Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group.
Prior to joining W3C, Philippe promoted the use of XML inside Bull in 1998, also focusing on the interaction between XML and object structures. He wrote the first version of the CSS validator in 1997.
Philippe holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Nice (France).
Role: Technical Director
Chris is a Technical Director. He is also staff contact for the Audio, CSS, WebFonts and PNG Working Groups. His interests include advanced 2D graphics - both vector and raster - color management, and multilingual typography. He is the W3C liaison to the International Color Consortium (ICC). He was for three years a member of the TAG and for many years co-chaired the Hypertext Coordination Group. Chris joined W3C in 1996. He holds a BSc in Biochemistry, an MSc in Biological Computation and a postgraduate diploma in Bioinformatics. Previously at the Computer Graphics Unit, University of Manchester in the UK, Chris has been working with Web Graphics since 1993.
Role: Accessibility Specialist
Daniel Montalvo joined the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) in 2019 to edit the Curricula on Web Accessibility. He is currently the Staff Contact for the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group, the WCAG2ICT Task Force, and the Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Task Force. He supports accessibility across W3C, providing guidance and reviews. Daniel liaises with standards organizations, people with disabilities, and other stakeholders to support W3C standardization efforts.
Dave leads W3C's Data activity and champions the Web of Things and the role of AI/ML + computational statistics for the Sentient Web. He has been closely involved with the development of Web standards since 1992, contributing to work on HTML, HTTP, MathML, XForms, voice and multimodal interaction, ubiquitous web applications, financial data, privacy and identity. Dave has participated in many European research projects: Boost 4.0, Create-IoT, and F-Interop, and before that VRE4EIC, HTML5Apps, COMPOSE, webinos, Serenoa, and PrimeLife. In addition to work on standards, Dave is a keen programmer, and has developed experimental web browsers (e.g. Arena), a plugin for rendering math from natural language (EzMath), a tool for cleaning up HTML (Tidy), a web page library for HTML slide presentations (Slidy), a Firefox add-on for enhanced privacy (Privacy Dashboard), customizable browser-based editing of HTML and more recently, an open source implementation for the Web of Things (Arena Web Hub). He was educated in England and obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford, and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England. For more information see Dave's home page.
Role: Web Accessibility Engineer
Roy (冉若曦) joined World Wide Web Consortium in August 2017, working as a Web Accessibility Specialist in W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Roy is currently based in Beijing, W3C China host of Beihang University. He works with the Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group, Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and Education and Outreach Working Group. Also, he is responsible for the promotion, coordination, and harmonization of web accessibility standards in China.
Roy received his Master's Degree in Software Engineering and did some research work on accessibility during his postgraduate life, meanwhile, he is working on a PhD at Zhejiang University.
Role: W3C Team
Atsushi joined the W3C team in November 2018. Currently in the Projects team, and staff for internationalization, Immersive-Web WG, and Timed-Text WG.
Atsushi holds a PhD in Science, with a research area in Astrophysics (observations of Active Galactic Nucleus) from Kyoto University in Japan.
Role: Special Missions Subsection Junior Interim Floor Manager
Michael[tm] Smith is the W3C Special Missions Subsection Junior Interim Floor Manager, with key responsibilities in the areas of pharmaceuticals transportation, cyber, ponyatiya, and extremely compartmentalized information.
Role: Accessibility Technical Lead
Kevin is Accessibility Technical Lead for the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). In this role Kevin contributes to internationally recognized standards that support accessibility. He leads the WAI-CooP, co-funded by the European Commission. Kevin provides support and oversight of the accessibility Working Groups, collaborates on WAI strategic planning, and manages W3C accessibility support.
Role: W3C China Site Manager
Ms. Wu Xiaoqian (吴小倩) joined W3C in October 2013. Since then, she has been serving as a team contact for a few working groups, including the Web Applications Working Group and the Web Editing Working Group.
In September 2018, she became the W3C China Site Manager, responsible for our daily operation in China.
Xiaoqian holds a BA in Software Engineering and an MSc in Animation Design.