Jacek Jankowski was born in Olsztyn, Poland in January, 1981. After highschool,
he studied Computer Science at Gdansk University of
. He specialized in Software Engineering and Databases (main speciality)
and Information Systems Modeling (additional speciality). During the last year of
studies he worked for Comarch
as a Software
Engineer on projects for GE Money Bank. He graduated on the design of a semantic
web-service-based eLearning framework, under the supervision of prof. Jerzy Kaczmarek
and dr. Agnieszka Landowska.
After graduation, Jacek joined the Digital Enterprise
Research Institute (DERI) at National University of
Ireland in Galway to pursue his PhD under the supervision of prof. Stefan
Decker. Initially he continued with his interest in eLearning and worked with Bill
McDaniel and dr. Sebastian Kruk on the ELITE project;
he was responsible for the Didaskon project, a framework for automated composition
of a learning path for a student.
He then gradually changed his focus to 3D Web, Hypertext/Hypermedia, CSCW, and Human-Computer
Interaction (HCI). Providing an interdisciplinary view on hypertext and interactive
3D graphics, two fundamental types of resources that are at odds on the Web, became
his primary research goal. He started to work on
Hypertextualized Virtual Environments (HiVEs) - integrated information spaces
where symbolic (hypertext) and visual (3D graphics) data are simultaneously available
and linked; he also developed Copernicus as a testbed for HiVE interaction.
Jacek Jankowski received his PhD from National University of Ireland in 2011. Working as a post-doctoral researcher he is leading a 3D Web group at DERI. The group is actively pursuing research in the area of user interaction with Hypertextualized Virtual Environments. Dr. Jankowski’s main interests and expertise include 3D Web, User Interface Design, HCI, Semantic Web, Evaluation, Information Visualization. Dr. Jankowski published at the premier conferences including WWW, CHI, Hypertext, Web3D; he served as a chair of Wikimania 2010 and Dec3D2012 workshop; he is a PC member of Web3D2012 conference. He has been involved in large SFI and EI funded projects including LION, LION2, eLITE but also in smaller applied research projects, e.g., Copernicus.
You can find more information about me in my CV
and my Research Statement