Tim Finin is a professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering UMBC and holds the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Chair in Engineering. He has over 50 years of experience in applying AI to problems in information systems and language understanding. His current research is focused on representing and reasoning with knowledge graphs, analyzing and extracting information from text, and enhancing security and privacy in information systems. Finin received an S.B. degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. degree 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 is an ACM fellow, a AAAI fellow, an IEEE technical achievement award recipient, and was selected as the UMBC Presidential Research Professor in 2012.