Tim Finin is the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Chair in Engineering and a Computer Science and Electrical Engineering professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He has over 50 years of experience in applying AI to problems in information systems and language understanding. His current research focuses on representing and reasoning with knowledge graphs, analyzing and extracting information from text, and enhancing security and privacy in information systems. He is an ACM fellow, a AAAI fellow, an IEEE technical achievement award recipient, and was selected as the UMBC Presidential Research Professor in 2012. Finin received an S.B. degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has held positions at UMBC, Unisys, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, and the MIT AI Laboratory. He has chaired the UMBC Computer Science department, served on the Computing Research Association board of directors, been a AAAI councilor, and chaired many major research conferences. He is a former editor-in-chief of the Elsevier Journal of Web Semantics.