Terry Halpin

BSc, DipEd, BA, MLitStud, PhD, is a Principal Scientist at LogicBlox (headquartered in Atlanta), and a Professor in computer science at INTI International University, Malaysia. He previously held senior faculty positions in computer science at The University of Queensland (Australia) and Neumont University (USA). His prior industrial experience includes several years in data modeling technology at Asymetrix Corporation, InfoModelers Inc., Visio Corporation, and Microsoft Corporation. His doctoral thesis formalized Object-Role Modeling (ORM/NIAM), and his current research focuses on conceptual modeling and rule-based technology. He has authored over 160 technical publications and six books, including Information Modeling and Relational Databases (Morgan Kaufmann) and has co-edited six books on information systems modeling research. He is a member of IFIP WG 8.1 (Information Systems), is an associate editor or reviewer for several academic journals, is a regular columnist for the Business Rules Journal, and is a recipient of the DAMA International Achievement Award for Education (2002) and the IFIP Outstanding Service Award (2006).