Kagal Promoted to Principal Research Scientist
September 12, 2013
Dr. Lalana Kagal has been promoted to the role of Principal Research Scientist, effective July 1, 2013.
Kagal is the Deputy Director of the Decentralized Information Group at CSAIL. Her research focuses on modeling how social norms and legal rules work in society in order to automate the compliance of policy in information systems. She is currently exploring various facets of information management and policy, such as the development of new paradigms for exploring and integrating distributed data, privacy aware querying of big (linked) data, and frameworks for mobile applications for disaster management.
The Linked Data Ventures class she teaches with Tim Berners-Lee and others has led to several startups including Locu, which was recently acquired for $70 million.
Kagal received the AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award in 2008. She is a Research Fellow of the Web Science Research Institute and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Web Semantics. She received her PhD and her M.S. degrees from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
For more information on Kagal’s work, please visit: http://people.csail.mit.edu/lkagal/.