Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt is Principal of Jesus College, Oxford and Chairman of the Open Data Institute, which he co-founded with Sir Tim Berners-Lee. He was previously Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Southampton. Shadbolt is an interdisciplinary researcher, policy expert and commentator. He has studied and researched Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computational Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Science and the emerging field of Web science and has made significant contributions to all of these disciplines. Running through all of his work has been his desire to understand how intelligent behaviour is embodied and emerges in humans, machines and most recently on the Web.
He is writing The Digital Ape with Roger Hampson.