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Yannis Labrou

Yannis Labrou

Education

Diploma, Physics, University of Athens, Greece
Ph.D., Computer Science, UMBC, Baltimore, MD

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Principal Data Architect

Biography

Yannis is a Principal Research Engineer at Verisign Labs where he leads efforts to create value from the wealth of data that Verisign's operations generate every day.

Yannis brings to Verisign 20 years of experience in conceiving, creating and bringing to fruition innovations; combining thinking big with labouring through the pains of materialising ideas. He has done so in an academic environment, at a start-up company, while conducting government and DoD/DARPA sponsored research and for a global Fortune 200 company.

Yannis was previously a Senior Researcher at Fujitsu Laboratories of America (FLA), a unit of the global R&D arm of Fujitsu Ltd. where he was responsible for all aspects of the process of creating and commercialising innovation within the group of researchers and developers that he managed, in the application areas of Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Payments, Security and Big Data Search.

Before Fujitsu, Yannis served as Director of Technology and member of the executive staff of PowerMarket, an enterprise application software (supply chain), VC-funded, start-up company. As one of the earliest employees at PowerMarket, he was engaged in all technology and product-related activities, leading the technology roadmap, intellectual property and technology partnerships, collaborations and acquisitions efforts.

Prior to PowerMarket, Yannis was a Research Assistant Professor at the CSEE Dept. at UMBC, where he taught, participated in standardisation efforts and conducted research in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Software Agents, Information Retrieval, Enterprise Software and Supply Chain Management.

While still in graduate school he worked as an intern at IBM's TJ Watson Research Centre.

Yannis received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UMBC, where his research focused on software agents and a Diploma in Physics from the University of Athens, Greece. He has written more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, with almost 4,000 citations and has been awarded 14 patents from the USPTO. His current research focus is Data through the entire lifecycle from generation to monetisation.

Additional publications may be found at Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search.

Research

Book Chapters
KQML as an Agent Communication Language, in "Software Agents", Jeffrey Bradshaw (editor), AAAI/MIT Press, 1997. Authors: Tim Finin, Yannis Labrou and James Mayfield.

Evaluation of KQML as an Agent Communication Language, in "Intelligent Agents II: Agent Theories, Architectures and Language'', Michael Wooldridge, Joerg P. Mueller and Milind Tambe (eds.), Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in AI, Volume 1037, 1996. Authors: James Mayfield, Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin.

Semantics and Conversations for an Agent Communication Language, in "Readings in Agents", Michael Huhns and Munindar Singh editors, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1997. Authors: Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin (reprint of IJCAI-97 paper).

Semantics for an Agent Communication Language, in "Intelligent Agents IV: Agent Theories, Architectures and Languages" , Michael Wooldridge, Munindar Singh and Anand Rao (editors.), Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 1365, 1998. Authors: Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin.

An approach to using XML and a rule-based content language with an Agent Communication Language, in "Issues in Agent Communication", Frank Dignum and Mark Greaves (editors), Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in AI (to appear in 2000) Authors: Benjamin Grosof and Yannis Labrou.

Using Coloured Petri Nets for Conversation Modelling, in "Issues in Agent Communication" , Frank Dignum and Mark Greaves (editors), Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in AI, 2000. Authors: R. Scott Cost, Ye Chen, Tim Finin, Yannis Labrou and Yun Peng.

Agent Coordination using an Agent Communication Language, in "Coordination of Internet Agents: Models, Technologies and Applications", A. Omicini, F. Zambonelli, M. Klusch, R. Tolksdorf (Editors) Springer-Verlag, 2001. Authors: R. Scott Cost, Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin.

Standardising Agent Communication, in "Multi-Agent Systems & Applications", Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence (ACAI-01) proceedings, Vladimr Marik and Olga Stepankova (editors), Springer-Verlag (to appear in 2001). Authors: Yannis Labrou.

Journal Articles
A Multi-Agent System for Enterprise Integration, International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp 201-212, 1998. Authors: Y. Peng, T. Finin, Y. Labrou, B. Chu, J. Long, W. J. Tolone, A. Boughannam.

An Agent-Based Approach for Manufacturing Integration - The CIIMPLEX Experience, Journal of Applied Artificial Intelligence (1998) Authors: Y. Peng, T. Finin, Y. Labrou, R.S. Cost, B. Chu, J. Long, W. J. Tolone, A. Boughannam.

Mobile Agents can benefit from Standards Efforts in inter-agent communication, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 36, No. 7, pp. 50-56, July 1998 (special issue on "Mobile Software Agents for Telecommunications"). Authors: Tim Finin, Yannis Labrou and Yun Peng.

Agent Communication Languages: The Current Landscape, Intelligent Systems, Vol. 14, No. 2, March/April 1999, IEEE Computer Society. Authors: Yannis Labrou, Tim Finin and Yun Peng.

History, State of the Art and Challenges for Agent Communication Languages, Informatik/Informatique, January 2000, Swiss Federation of Information Processing Societies. Authors: Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin.

Agents and Ontologies for e-Business, The Knowledge Engineering Review, Volume 17, Issue 1 (pp 81 - 85). Author: Yannis Labrou.

On Building Task Computing, AgentLink News (ISSN: 1464-3842), Issue 18, August 2005. Ryusuke Masuoka, Yannis Labrou, Zhexuan Song, Bijan Parsia and James Hendler.

Conference & Workshops
A Semantics Approach for KQML, a general purpose communication language for software agents, Third International Conference on Knowledge and Information Management (CIKM-94), Silver Spring, MD. Authors: Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin.

Desiderata for Agent Communication Languages, 1995 American Association for Artificial Intelligence Spring Symposium on "Information Gathering in Distributed Environments", Stanford, CA (March 1995). Authors: James Mayfield, Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin.

Evaluation of KQML as an Agent Communication Language, Thirteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-95), Second International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures and Languages (ATAL-95), Montreal, Canada (August 1995). Authors: James Mayfield, Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin.

Semantics for an Agent Communication Language, Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-97), Fourth International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures and Languages (ATAL-97), Providence, RI, USA (July 1997). Authors: Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin.

Semantics and Conversations for an Agent Communication Language, Fifteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-97), Nagoya, Japan (August 1997). Authors: Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin.

Towards a standard for an Agent Communication Language, 1997 American Association for Artificial Intelligence Autumn Symposium on "Communicative Actions in Humans and Machines", Cambridge, MA ( 8-10 Nov, 1997). Authors: Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin.

A Multi-Agent System for Enterprise Integration, Third International Conference and Exhibition on The Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Technology (PAAM-98), London, UK (March 1998). Authors: Y. Peng, T. Finin, Y. Labrou, B. Chu, J. Long, W. J. Tolone, A. Boughannam.

Jackal: A Java-based Tool for Agent Development, Fifteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-98), Workshop on Software Tools for Developing Agents, Madison, WI (July 1998). Authors: R.S. Cost, T. Finin, Y. Labrou, X. Luan, Y. Peng, I. Soboroff, J. Mayfield, A. Boughannam.

The Interoperability Problem: Bringing together Mobile Agents and Agent Communication Languages, 32nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, mini-track on Software Agents (HICSS-99), Maui, HI (January 1999). Authors: Yannis Labrou, Tim Finin and Yun Peng.

Jackal: A Java-based Tool for Agent Development, poster at Third Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents-99), Seattle, WA (May 1999). Authors: R. Scott Cost, Ye Chen, Tim Finin, Yannis Labrou and Yun Peng.

A negotiation-based Multi-agent System for supply chain management, Third Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents-99), Workshop on Agent based Decision-Support for Managing the Internet-Enabled Supply-Chain, Seattle, WA (May 1999) Authors: Ye Chen, Yun Peng, Tim Finin, Yannis Labrou, Scott Cost, Bill Chu, Ronming Sun and Bob Wilhelm.

Modelling agent conversations with Coloured Petri Nets, Third Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents-99), Workshop on Agent Conversation Policies, Seattle, WA (May 1999) Authors: R. Scott Cost, Ye Chen, Tim Finin, Yannis Labrou and Yun Peng.

Experiments on Using Yahoo categories to describe documents, Sixteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-99), Workshop on Intelligent Information Integration, Stockholm, Sweden (July 1999). Authors: Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin.

An approach to using XML and a rule-based content language with an Agent Communication Language, Sixteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-99), Workshop on Agent Communication Languages, Stockholm, Sweden (July 1999). Authors: Benjamin Grosof and Yannis Labrou.

Using Coloured Petri Nets for Conversation Modelling, Sixteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-99), Workshop on Agent Communication Languages, Stockholm, Sweden (July 1999). Authors: R. Scott Cost, Ye Chen, Tim Finin, Yannis Labrou and Yun Peng.

An Agent System for Application Initialisation in an Integrated Manufacturing Environment, 3rd. World Multiconference on Systems, Cybernetics and Informatics and The 5th. International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (SCI'99/ISAS'99), Orlando, FL (31 July - 4 August 1999). Authors: Yun Peng, Tim Finin, Harry Chen, Ling Wang, Yannis Labrou, R. Scott Cost, Bill Chu, Valerie Cross, Mike Russell, Bill Tolone, Akram Boughannam and Jerry McCobb.

An Agent-based Infrastructure for Enterprise Integration, First International Symposium on Agent Systems and Applications (ASA'99) & Third International Symposium on Mobile Agents (MA'99). Authors: R. Scott Cost, Tim Finin, Yannis Labrou, Xiaocheng Luan, Yun Peng, Ian Soboroff, James Mayfield and Akram Boughannam.

Yahoo! as an Ontology - Using Yahoo! Categories to Describe Documents, Eighth International Conference on Knowledge and Information Management (CIKM-99), Kansas City, MO (October 1999). Authors: Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin.

A Declarative Approach to Business Rules in Contracts: Courteous Logic Programs in XML, First ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC-99), Denver, CO (November 1999). Authors: Benjamin Grosof, Yannis Labrou and Hoi Chan.

Task Computing - Semantic-web enabled, user-driven, interactive environments, WWW Based Communities For Knowledge Presentation, Sharing, Mining and Protection (The PSMP workshop) within CIC 2003, 23-26 June 2003, Las Vegas, USA. Authors: Ryusuke Masuoka and Yannis Labrou.

Ontology-Enabled Pervasive Computing Applications, IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 18, no. 5, Sep./Oct. 2003, pp. 68-72. Authors: Ryusuke Masuoka, Yannis Labrou, Bijan Parsia and Evren Sirin.

Task Computing - the Semantic Web meets Pervasive Computing, Proceedings of the 2nd International Semantic Web Conference 2003 (ISWC 2003), 20-23 October 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. Authors: Ryusuke Masuoka, Bijan Parsia and Yannis Labrou.

Wireless Wallet, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services (Mobiquitous 2004), 22-25 August 2004 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Authors: Yannis Labrou, Jonathan Agre, Lusheng Ji, Jesus Molina and Wei-lun Chen.

Dynamic Service Discovery and Management in Task Computing, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services (Mobiquitous 2004), 22-25 August 2004 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Authors: Zhexuan Song, Yannis Labrou and Ryusuke Masuoka.

Policy-based Access Control for Task Computing Using Rei, Policy Management for the Web (PM4W), WWW2005 Workshop, 14th International World Wide Web Conference 10 May 2005, Chiba, Japan. Ryusuke Masuoka, Mohinder Chorpa, Yannis Labrou, Zhexuan Song, Wei-lun Chen, Lalana Kagal and Tim Finin.

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