My name is Ali Khalili (in Persian 'علی خلیلی'). I am a Semantic Web and HCI researcher and enthusiast.
My main research interests lie in user interfaces and applications of the Semantic Web technologies.
My PhD thesis focused on a semantics-based user interface model for content annotation, authoring and exploration. I devised the WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean) UI model to deal with semantically-enriched content.
I am originally form Iran and have been abroad (Germany, Netherlands) since 2009 to continue my education.
I am married and my wife (Bita) is a pharmacist and pharmaceutical technology researcher.
Besides my academic work, I enjoy reading novel and poetry books especially from Persian poets (e.g. Khayyam, Saadi, Hafez, Rumi).
I also enjoy watching and playing soccer. Photography is my other hobby (check out some of my photos here).
Nominated for best in-use paper award in the 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2016) for the paper "Adaptive Linked Data-driven Web Components: Building Flexible and Reusable Semantic Web Interfaces".
Nominated for best-paper award in the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2013) for the paper "CrowdLearn: Crowd-sourcing the Creation of Highly-structured E-Learning Content".
Nominated for best-paper award in the 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2012) for the paper "SlideWiki: Elicitation and Sharing of Corporate Knowledge using Presentations".
Elsevier Travel Grant to attend the Beyond the PDF 2 conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands (March 2013).