Michael is a Research Fellow at DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland where he leads the Linked Data Research Centre (10 people). He was the co-ordinator of the European Commission FP7 LOD Around-The-Clock (LATC) Support Action and involved in several efforts in the Open Data realm as well as chairing of and contributing to a number of Linked Data activities in W3C.
He primarily researches into Big Data, RESTful systems, NoSQL datastores, and cloud computing infrastructure with a focus on Linked Data. He blogs about his experiences on http://webofdata.wordpress.com/ and is the General Chair of the European Data Forum (EDF) 2013. For more information, see http://mhausenblas.info/