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Congratulations Harith, Professor of Web Science

Rachel Coignac-Smith, Monday 09 May 2016 | Annotate
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On Thursday28 April the KMi team assembled to celebrate with a specially designed cake, the award to Harith Alani of the title Professor of Web Science.
Professor Alani has been with KMi since 2009, moving here after beginning his research career at Southampton University. 
Harith’s work centres on Social Semantics and Web Science, he has authored around 120 scientific articles, including publications in the highest quality conferences and journals in his area of research. Harith has won over €3M in funding including some of his current co-ordination projects Decarbonet and most recently COMRADES ; This project will build an intelligent collective resilience platform to help communities to reconnect, respond, and recover from crisis situations.
 
Professor John Domingue, Director, KMi said
"I am delighted that Harith has had this recognition for his work and long known leadership skills. KMi is a vibrant, busy environment with multiple threads of research. Professor Alani’s work has relevance across many threads and he and his team are a real asset to our continued success in securing research grants for work that will have real impact in the OU.” 

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