Peter Mika is a researcher at Yahoo! Research in Barcelona. He received his BS in computer
science from E�tv�s Lor�nd University and his MSc and PhD in computer science (cum laude) from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His interdisciplinary
work in social networks and the Semantic Web earned him a Best Paper Award at the 2006 International Semantic Web Conference and a First
Prize at the 2005 Semantic Web Challenge. He has been cochair of the Semantic Web Challenge since 2007. Mika is the youngest member elected to
the editorial board of the Journal of Web Semantics. He�s the author of "Social
Networks and the Semantic Web" (Springer, 2007). In 2008 he was selected as one of
"AI's Ten to Watch" by the editorial board of the IEEE Intelligent Systems journal.